Hi Allnighter, do you or any of your followers know of any high rise buildings that choose to turn their back to a view? I'm searching for an example to use in a comparative critical review. Love the Tumblr, i've shared many shockingly accurate entries with my studio mates here on the Gold Coast in Australia.
hmmm, I dont know… Attention followers, danasher need your help!
Hi allnighter! I am looking at studying abroad this summer, but am starting to wonder if it is worth it to spend all the money when Grad School is approaching and whether it even means anything to prospective schools/employers. Have any of you guys done a studio abroad or exchange program and did they help/hinder you at all? Any advice would be great, thanks!
You can take loans out for grad school so i say SPEND THE MONEY ON THE TRIP!!!! Because honestly once ur done done done with school its always hard to find time to travel the world. If anyone else says otherwise they either still in school or lying to themselves. There are very few jobs that will let you travel 2+ weeks in a row especially if you’re just starting out.
In regards to the Modernism question from a while ago, There is definitely a ton of people that misuse the term. Modernism in philosophy started around 1850 CE, and continued until the introduction of “Meaningfulness” in form, first explored architecturally by Robert Venturi in his book “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture”, and by Aldo Rossi in Europe. Both of these architects had opposing views in regards to this issue, however, and the two movements that resulted were Post-Modernism, and something else that is harder to define. Post Modernism rose to prominence and even today, its influence is still being felt. That other nameless movement is bringing to rise again, however, and has staken foothold, first in the practice of Herzog and de Meuron, who were taught by Rossi. This movement now can be generally characterized as Phenomenology, which can describe architects like Peter Zumthor and Steven Holl, where Post-Modernism can contain such movements as deconstructionism, as they follow the same rejection of the modernist credo “form follows function”.
Contemporary is a term used today in response to the fact that we are an Era without a movement (more or less). It is a general term meaning whatever is happening right now, and does not refer to a specific era. There are several competing movements nowadays, and due little things like the internet, there are too many to count, and every practice and thesis student thinks they’re going to write a manifesto to start the next movement. All of the classification is rather pedantic, but when people call things “modern”, they often don’t understand what it is their saying, so if its an architect, correct them to inform them of their mistake, and if they aren’t, it is still possible they aren’t wrong, because modernism in architecture is different then in other fields like philosophy and music. I do not know why we feel it necessary to re-appropriate whole words, but how else are we going to isolate ourselves from all of these other professions?! Go Architecture.
I intern in a major construction firm in NYC. There are some in house architects here but they are not registered. I am in third year now and want to get started on IDP. I think there is some part where I can get IDP hours even if it is not an architectural firm or a registered engineer. I am not sure how it works. Could you throw some knowledge bombs on me ? by the way most people I know don't give a rat's ass about IDP or thinking of getting registered, does it really not make any difference?
Perhaps go abroad and escape the flaws of western architecture and the evil AIA. LOL