Show Menu

24hr Studios, Good or Bad?

ArchDaily recently had a discussion regarding 24 hour access to architecture studios, whether they produce an unhealthy culture or if they are useful for students. I feel as though I now have enough experience to talk about this issue, however the tricky bit is, at this present moment I’m neither pro-24/7 or con-24/7.

Read more

Project Documentation

The title of the this post comes from a subject at uni, where upon first look you could mistake it for a ‘drafting’ subject or some students may not understand why they have to know how to document a project. I mean I don’t think Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid jumps on CAD and helps…

Read more

taking photos out there

You may notice in majority of my Instagram photos and ones which feature on here, there are next-to-zero people, they are rather lifeless photos. Of course I have photos that do feature people in them, but while taking these photos I did have a sense of unease. There are laws regarding photography, and reading these…

Read more

What Happens on Site

I’ve blogged about getting out on site as a student [here] but I wanted to talk about what happens on site. I am currently working as a draftsman for a construction company which specialises in modular precast concrete, and on Friday we installed five of the modules for a new project. On the day of installation…

Read more

What Will Happen

Here in Australia many universities are set to return over the next few weeks, where hundreds of first year architecture students will begin their journey. Perhaps you are one of them and not entirely sure what is ahead of you for the next 3-5 years, well let this be somewhat of a guide…. [note, individual…

Read more

no cad…..

It was a pleasant day, 20°C outside, however inside the air-conditioned, white-walled lecture theatre you wouldn’t have a clue. No windows, no means to connect with the outside, not until the lecture is over. The three tutors are presenting their briefs for the studio ahead, where I should be paying attention to see which one…

Read more

the studio vs the computer lab

The studio and the computer labs, the two rooms on campus that majority of architecture students will spend their studies. We may visit the library or break-out spaces for a day or so, but eventually we make our way back to our own turf. But which space out of the two is best for working?

Read more

Get Out on Site

I’ve had three industry-related jobs, first being a draftsman for a precast concrete modular construction company, second being an architectural assistant (draftsman) for an architecture firm, and the third (and current) job being a designer/draftsman for a small commercial and shed construction company. This post I just want to make a point with, if you…

Read more

are you on the Instagram?

Kids are raving about this new thing called the Instagram, where you take a photo of yourself, food, your feet at the beach or your airplane’s wing and you apply a filter. Apparently then you upload and apply these things called hashtags which must include #love #summer #justinbeiber #1D #instagood #instadaily #instalove #instasummer #boy #girl…

Read more