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A few things that make Architecture difficult if not impossible

A few things that make Architecture difficult if not impossible

A few things that make Architecture difficult if not impossible: An overwhelming lack of interest in you and/or your work. After working all day on the same detail, you suddenly realize you forgot that they turned off the power this morning, plus, you haven’t eaten,…

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How to get Architecture at a discount

How to get Architecture at a discount

. Architecture doesn’t have to be expensive, if you know the secret: Make sure they know the project will only take 2 weeks (the project will actually take 36-72 weeks) Tell them that their competitor has already given you a quote for 1/2 that amount….

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Architect or Zombie?

Architect or Zombie?

ARCHITECT or ZOMBIE? His skin has a pale grey hue under these lights. He is weary but unable to sleep. His breath smells terrible. He has Nick Nolte hair. Today he stood in front of a small disinterested crowd, slowly waving his arms while mumbling….

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CTRL+ANGST+DEL

CTRL+ANGST+DEL

New Autocad Command Shortcuts: . . Please download and print the enclosed pdf and keep by your desk for reference: —-> ( CTRL-ANGST-DEL-shortcuts ) .  

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Rorschach test for Architects

Rorschach test for Architects

. I am an Architect. Well that’s what I would have you believe. But am I? really? Ok, sure, I wear black.I have minimal hair. And I’m pretty sure I’ve has used the word “hierarchy” to describe my breakfast cereal. And, yes, I look tired. But,…

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A brief guide for recently hired interns

A brief guide for recently hired interns

A brief guide to recently hired Architectural interns at Svehn-Björner-Rödskägg Design Collective: If you take the last cup of coffee, make a new pot, and return your key-card to Anneka. She will escort you out of the building. Remove shoes prior to entering the contemplation…

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I need an Architectural pep talk

I need an Architectural pep talk

It’s official. I have angsted myself into a corner. I am in need of some inspiration. It doesn’t need to be Architectural inspiration, because that can be a little…. (what’s a nice way to say self indulgent?) nevermind. I’m drained. Maybe it’s the consistent blaring…

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Architecture in 2031

Architecture in 2031

In 2031, I am a practicing Architect “putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.” Building Information Modeling, commonly known as B.I.M., seemed to promise a better way to design the built environment….

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The ideal site

The ideal site

The ideal site for my latest masterpiece will be: Isolated yet scenic Rugged, aged, craggy, but pure, and full of primal longing. Sheltered from the day to day monotony of who we’re expected to be. Accessible only by skiffs, or sculls, rowed skillfully, by young…

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Things you may not have known about Le Corbusier

Things you may not have known about Le Corbusier

  It’s been a while since I went into the vault here at Coffee with an Architect. Yes, the stainless steel fur-lined vault of Architectural secrets I keep behind the portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright holding a pear. Frankly, I’ve been hesitant to reopen it…

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An Architect in 140 characters or less

An Architect in 140 characters or less

Maybe these could be my new Twitter bio. Or, we could just think of it as an elevator speech… for the lonely. . I’m just an Architect, standing in front of an ideology, asking it to love me; Also, can I have a dollar? I’m…

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Cats do not care about Modern Architecture

Cats do not care about Modern Architecture

. Has it been 12 hours? Really? I spent all day by the floor to ceiling glass wall and watched a sparrow build a nest in the River Oak by the pond. Then I threw up a white hair-ball on the terrazzo floor. Yes, I…

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