Don’t know if you’ve seen this but it’s a collection of every material you’d want for sketchup. VERY usefull!! http://www.sketchuptexture.com/
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thanks for the tip!
PCS SUITABLE FOR ARCHITECTURE?
As well as this page from the FAQs HERE.
Frequently check out the Resourceful Links tab for resources. I’ll be updating this page soon.
Hope this helps!
RENDERING PLUGIN FOR SKETCHUP?
SketchUp shouldn’t be slow… their newest version is pretty good. (And fun fact: Google doesn’t own SketchUp anymore!)
The best rendering plugin I use is Kerkythea. It’s a free program that runs on Macs and Windows. It takes sometime to get use to, but you can search for tutorials and learn, that how I did.
There’s also Artlantis, but I don’t think that’s free.
I would give Kerkythea a try!
Well thank you <3
PHYSICS AND CALCULUS FOR ARCHITECTURE?
When you enter college you will have to take college physics and calculus as a requirement (at least in the U.S.) but this type of physics and calculus that you are thinking about is not really used in architecture. Yes you should know the basics of physics, like forces, and the basics of math, like addition, multiplying, and dividing.
What you will take later on in your architecture academic career is structures which use the combination of physics and math but at a more suitable level with architecture. In structures you will learn about shear forces, bending forces, loads while using equations to figure these out. It’s really not complicated stuff if you just pay attention and keep track of which equations to use for which ever problem you’re trying to find.
So I hope this helps ease your mind about physics and math in architecture.
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Architecture student workflow
RECOMMENDED ARCHITECTURE BOOKS?
Here’s an ongoing list (that needs updating) of recommended books by followers and myself!
If any you have suggestions, please let me know and I will add it to the list when I get around to it!
PROS AND CONS
I wrote this post a long time ago specifically about this topic since it’s a popular question :)
I LIKE TO DESIGN. ARCHITECTURE? INTERIOR? OR INDUSTRIAL?
Honestly I feel that the best major to study in would be architecture and I’m not being biased!
As architecture majors we get to design everything from buildings to a lamp. There are elective courses for furniture design, painting, drawing, etc. We get to create spaces, exterior to interior and vice versa. I personally feel like we are the best-rounded designers.
Now I’m sounding super arrogant and I’m
not sorry. But who doesn’t agree with me?
DO I HAVE TIME FOR OTHER THINGS OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE?
I’ve answered to a similar question here. (Just for reference)
Architecture school doesn’t mean you don’t have the ability to do other things outside of academic work. What you see on this blog about time crunches, no social life, and no sleep is mostly towards the end of the semester I would say because we’re wrapping up our projects for final critiques and such.
It’s all about setting priorities and managing your time wisely. Learn when and how you work best to better manage the time you spend on academics versus other stuff.
Also, don’t keep the pressure of “you’re doing this for your parents” on your shoulders. You’re doing this for no one else but you.
Being a functionarris does and will look really good on your resume when applying to graduate school. It shows that you have leadership and time management skills, and the will to keep going for what you want.
If I can manage a five year old and architecture school, you can manage being the leader of an organization! You got this!
Now that classes are done, I promise to get to work on answering the 100+ messages in my inbox!
This summer I hope to get it down to 0!
Here are some of the drawings for my final. I’m really proud of these!
Senior year is now over!
Screen shot of my pin-up for tomorrow!
It’s my last pin-up in my undergrad and the first time I completely finish my presentation the day before. Seriously.
Looks like I’ll be getting my eight hours of sleep tonight!
Just working on my layout for my final presentation tomorrow and this little one wanted to come out and play.
It’s Friday and I have a ton of work to do. Might as well treat myself to the rest of this wine to celebrate the weekend. #givemeareasontodrinkanddoarchitecture