That is our sole purpose
If you GOOGLE The All Nighter we’re fourth on the list!!!!! Right behind a movie of the same name, a investment banking publication and finally an overnight hair treatment. But the best part about it is that we are actually ahead of RISD’s student publication the all nighter. TAKE THAT RHODE ISLAND!!!!!
1. Desirable: They have the mind of an artist and the hands of a craftsman
Run bitch run!: All they can talk about is theory but they have no idea how to put up a wall.
2. Desirable: They make serious $!!!
Run bitch run!: The contractors and even sub contractors they hire make more than them on a project
3. Desirable: They are so mysterious and intriguing
Run bitch run!: They wear black because you can gauge how few showers they took if they were to wear white
4. Desirable: They can design my dream home
Run bitch run!: Yeah they can design it but they can’t pay for it. Maybe you can pitch a tent with his drawings
5. Desirable: When he takes me on a walking tour he can name the building, the architect who designed it and a little bit of history.
Run bitch run!: When he takes me on a walking tour he can name the building, the architect who designed it and a little bit of history.
To the previous SSD question, Evan is correct and use of programs that use scratch disk space will greatly improve speed and accessibility of files. HOWEVER, it is also important to note that although they are getting better, write speeds on these drives are still a bit slow, so saving and transferring may be considerably slower if you don’t by the top of the line drive. Still, once data is on there is is as safe as ever, as there are no moving parts and less opportunity for damage. There is some debate about the heat produced by these drives, and it seems to be brand dependent. Check the reviews of the one you’re buying (on Newegg, TigerDirect, ect.) and look closely at the write speeds and heat that is produced (increased heat from the drive may damage or quicken the degradation of nearby components). Otherwise, prepare for all the benefits Evan mentioned, as well as shoving some increased performance into all of your less productive classmate’s faces!
Wise words from Scott Archambault…love you man
I have seen that show and it is something I would recommend to people. It’s a reality show about students but in an office like situation because their work is being built. I feel that they didn’t intend to appeal to the general public which is why students or practitioners like us can relate. I guess most of us desire a show about arch students or an office that’s extremely dramatic like on MTV or Bravo. LOL. But yes I recommend “Architecture School” on the Sundance Chanel!!!
I would say just clean the the jets on a normal basis. Even though the school has thousand dollar printers they also hire people to operate and clean them.
On January 10 2011 we started off our blog in a similar manner wishing everyone good luck with their studies and studio. Today I wish to do the same.
The difference between then and now is that I will be wishing new students of architecture good luck and beware. For those entering undergraduate, about 30% won’t see spring semester. This is very sad but often very true. But don’t worry architecture is not for all so good luck. To those just entering grad school I wish you farewell. You will have no time to listen to your fairy god fathers Ben and Stanz but we hope to see you keep your sanity. Finally to those who are either seeking employment or employed, congratulations and good luck on paying your insane debt you have compiled over the last few years! Good luck… on winning your local lottery.
No matter what year you are in, where you are from or how many allnighters you plan on pulling this academic year I have some reminders for all of you. Lose yourself in design but do not lose the design. Compromise just a little but do not compromise your well being. Finally do not get too distracted with a social or love life because architecture seems to enjoy fucking us from time to time anyway. HAPPY SEMESTER!!!!
Things are not too bad here. Construction is on an upswing compared to 2-3 years ago during our recession. There has been a trend for the past year or so where a massive wave of unemployed designers and undergrads flocked to Masters programs and still might be in school. I guess now is an okay time to look for work in the United States but you hafta be resourceful and persistent.
This is another post in ARCchat asked by us and answered by my man Evan Emery from emerydesign. Listen to what he has to say, he knows what he’s talking about.
The AllNighter: “Do you think it would be worth upgrading a laptop hard drive to an SSD for running Windows as well as heavyweight programs like ACAD and Revit? My computer is fairly new, but even running AutoCAD pushes my comp to the point of getting extremely hot. I’m already planning to upgrade from 4gb to 8gb of RAM, but I’ve heard some good things about SSDs for intensive software.”
Evan: ”getting a SSD and using it as you primary boot device will greatly increase your boot time as well as performance on programs that require large amount of scratch disc space. I would highly recommend a SSD for those in the architecture field because it will boast performance in many of the programs that we use (Adobe/Autocad/Rhino 3ds). Along with the increased performance withing the program itself, the time it takes to open said applications will be much shorter…Just to clarify a SSD will allow you to access information from you hard drive much faster (open/closing files).. It will not increase overall performance of the application itself: that task falls on the CPU:RAM:GPU”
This is a response in ARCchat for the famous question…Mac or PC (bum bum bum bummmm)? Don’t hate on us for this but he definitely makes some good points, and that’s coming from a Mac user.
PC for sure. MACs are mac’s, you cant customize or change there parts. unlike PC, they are limitless and you can buy graphics cards specific for autodesk, upgrade hardware constantly, plus are much cheaper all around. all architecture firms i have worked in (3) and all i have seen in person (over 10) all have used PC’s so whatever facts, cons, pros, and opinions you need reality has proven it for me
- Brandon Smart
Remember blanket forts? U know you and your friends had sleep overs and made sick forts out of blankets with pillows and stuffed animals as masonry units? Those were the days.
Well lemme get to the point. Make a blanket fort, send us a pic with you in it and the sickest blanket fort wins a prize! It is still summer time and lets face it none of us are using those blankets and comforters. Send your submissions to email@example.com. I’m not sure when the deadline should be but lets shoot for mid September.
To all my followers I invite you all again to another open bar. Well its free for me and half for all of my guests but I do encourage you all to come. The bar is Mcfaddens on 42nd and 2nd Ave. Just like last time say my name (Ben Chan) at the door and you will receive a wrist band for 50% off drinks (if you find me I’ll hook you up with sme drinks). It’s from 9-Midnight this Saturday 8.13.11. I am not sure why I keep winning these things but whatever. Great way to hang out with my followers before the school year begins again!!!.
Better graphics. If ur studio has lockers its probably gonna stay there. LOL odds are ur ass is going to be glued to the studio so it ain’t going anywhere. Get the 15”. Trust me 2 inches goes a long way and saves u a lot of “panning” over time. LOL
Not a shirt that says “Rub me on your butt” with a picture of a bar of soap. But seriously dude no jeans. Its still an interview. Dress appropriately. I know none of us do it for a crits because were too sleep deprived and disgusting. But this is an actual fucking job for your actual fucking life and not a stupid ass grade. Dress shirt, tie, pants, leather shoes, a blazer might be over kill I dunno. ROCK IT!!!!
I’m not totally sure, let me post this on ARCchat to get some better feedback…perfect question to test this out on lol. You can check the group yourself but once i get some answers ill post this again
Awesome bro! keep being real
This perfectly compliments the previous question, THANKS :)
No, in fact it may be more convenient to have windows as all the programs you will need are compatible. If you go mac you need to bootcamp windows onto you laptop for certain programs. Having said that, I own a mac and love it :)
Hunger Games!!!! I know its not architecture but its sooooo good. I’m trying to fill that void in my heart Harry Potter left…. :(
Fine point my good sir (or mam)…I guess our argument is that there are better and stronger glues that make less mess. Perhaps you can give us (or send pics) of examples where hot glue would be the choice glue
Because you don’t model with glue guns. They should only be used for quick molds. NEVER A REAL MODEL!!!!
Is there a question in that?
O well…… yeah what he said. LOL.
Just to add: You will always find ways to procrastinate…if you have the internet lol. Reserving your laptop for entertainment and then putting it away when you work can only work in an ideal situation
A metal arch scale (but never cut with it), two pieces of aluminum angle iron welded together and cork on the bottom (the most superior cutting edge), an xacto metal right angle (i think its a 45.45.90 and smaller than your hand), blue xacto blades, tacky glue, mini clamps (a lot of mini clamps), small but dense cast iron weights (over the years I discovered heavy books suck), blue painters tape, assortment of sandpaper, jewelers file, a really fucking big cutting mat, a decent super glue (watery consistency and no gels), a wet sponge (for cleaning off excess glue), soldering set, a solder suction thingy (I don’t know the real name), I want to say Dremel but you have to have a lot of hours experience with this tool (it can betray you), smooth on brand rubber (for making casts), and finally NO FUCKING GLUE GUNS!!!
Wow this is seriously like the top five question we get. It depends on the desk space you are given.
Yes graphic cards are important. Get a Dell Studio XPS those are solid. Alienware laptops have BALLS!!! But they’re quite tacky looking. I think they’re so big they can actually fit a Desktop graphix cards LOL.
So far we have had only two project submissions…we need more so send em in.