(final?) allnighter of the quarter sunday night. staying in san luis obispo over thanksgiving kind of sucked but was kind of fun too.. a little I guess. blackfriday w N and A was a failure and then a success
final review was on monday! only really talked to my mentor + tfowlz but that was okay with me. ran around to other reviews that day to see everyone elses projects. slept for 13 hours that night after getting splash with B and N.
went to work + class and then over to ella house to help studio
chilling oops studio killing to help K and A with their projects but ended up photoshopping for days (Tasha-as-Zaha my favorite product of this extremely productive evening/morning)
had a quiz for arce, asked kdong one more time if I was going to fail his class (he said no), went to loms for the very last time (!) and took a nap instead of submitting reflective essay. rebellious, I know.
worked and then spent a long long night at slodoco trying and failing to finish my reflective essay. its been freezing and that night might have been one of the worst.
k stole my diagrams. that bitch. and ansgar’s wife’s bread is incredible.
went to WAAC presentation and it almost made me want to mix up my order of places I want to study abroad. but florence is number one still. always has been, always will be. had a brief debrief in fowlerstudio.
(finally) met my mentee! its been a long time coming but i am incredibly excited to be a part of E’s life and to be invested in his projects and give him feedback and advice and coffee when he needs it most…also met J who is A’s other mentee… its like a family mentee tree <3 <3 <3
was ambushed by R and S and went on a little adventure last night involving rum, cider, vodka, ginger ale, jungle theme parties, gin bucket, and pineapple skyy. twas good. ended up at ella house and A was not happy (hehe if you read this I love you! <3) was a good way to end the quarter and nice to see everyone from various studios relaxed and not supa stressed for once.
went to linnaeas (my favorite now!!) with M, T, and Z. started playing the piano to procrastinate on writing statements for study abroad. about 30 minutes after i stopped playing a guy came up to my table and handed me a small drawing he had made of me playing the piano…it was an interesting day to say the least. thanks K….maybe I’ll see you at linnaeas again.
its been a packed week and I think finals will be just as busy, with dinner with C, meeting fowlz at linnaeas on monday, portfolio, study abroad stuff, work, and of course finals. but it will be good.
I’LL BE HOME IN SIX DAYS <3
Milano’s Profiles | Francesco Paleari
Milan in architectural profiles of a historic city and modern at the same time, Milan in the profiles of the people who live it every day.
Anonymous asked: What computer do you use or recommend for architecture students?
I personally have a Macbook Pro (Late 2011 model) and use it for Adobe Creative Suite 5.1 which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I also partitioned my hard drive using bootcamp and run Rhinoceros 4 on my Windows side so that I can use plugins (Grasshopper, Vray, etc.)
Other architecturally related programs that I have installed but don’t particularly use are autocad and sketchup. These programs are available for both Mac and PC.
Honestly when it comes down to it, the computer you use is determined by your own personal preference and financial limitations (or lack thereof).
I know some people that have waited a quarter to buy a laptop just to see what they are getting themselves into with architecture school and then decide on one after getting a taste of what you’ll need a computer for.
I know plenty of people with macs (since they’re so hip and all….or whatever) but also plenty of people with a pc. My personal preference is mac because I like the interface and touchpad a lot better (I only ever use a mouse when I am on my windows side and/or on Rhino) and I enjoy having multiple desktops at once. The battery life is also significantly better compared to the pcs of a lot of my fellow classmates. However, it is kind of a hassle to install Windows onto a mac and there are still a number of programs or plug-ins that are not compatible with it - at the moment.
I have seen people be incredibly successful with both computers, so you should get whatever you are comfortable with. Definitely go test out a few before buying.
is also a useful resource if you are looking to buy a pc, because while I run windows on my mac, I’m not really very knowledgeable about pc laptops and specs.
An aside - One of my friends who has had a mac since first year recently bought a pc and is planning to use adobe software on the mac but Rhino and vray (for digital modeling and rendering, etc) on the pc. I wouldn’t recommend this because its $$$$$. And by fifth year everyone ends up buying a desktop and a monitor or two (don’t underestimate black friday electronic deals). Also, whatever school you go to/plan to go to probably has a computer lab of some sort so that can be a useful asset as well.
As I’ve said, you can be successful with whatever computer you choose to buy. Ultimately the computer is merely a tool - you are the designer and what you do with it is up to you.
The Centennial Chromagraph is a life-size representation of the history of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. The project is an exercise in data spatialization: using computational design tools to generate formal and spatial constructions with large quantities of data—in this case, information collected over the 100-year history of UMN’s architecture school.
The installation consists of 100 robotically-routed plywood ribs, joined together with 8,080 colored #2 pencils. The curvature of the ribs expresses major historical eras and periods of the School—the tenures of its leadership, the buildings it has occupied, the colleges it has belonged to—while the color of the pencils reflects the changing composition of the School’s degree programs over the past century. For example, the tenure of Ralph Rapson as head of the School of Architecture is evident in the large thirty-year curve that swells out in the center of the piece. Similarly, the prevalence of the Bachelor of Architecture degree, which began in the 1930s and lasted until the late 1990s, is legible in the large number of red pencils that extend across that 60-year period.
First “architectural application” of 3D printing | Via
British architect Adrian Priestman claims to have designed and installed the first 3D-printed components to be approved for use in the construction industry.
"This is truly the first architectural application of the 3D nylon sintered technology," Priestman told Dezeen, referring to a decorative sheath he developed for a canopy on the roof of the refurbished 6 Bevis Marks office building in central London. “It’s architectural in so far as it’s been through an approval process and tried and tested, and actually installed in a building. It’s an approved product for use in the construction industry.”