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ON ARCHITECTS AND BUDGETS

OCT012013 4 COMMENTS ON ARCHITECTS AND BUDGETS POSTED BY JODY BROWN Most projects experience a budget crisis at one point or another. However, no self-respecting architect would ever shut down the project over a simple disagreement over the proper allocation of the clients finances. No. Architects do not let ...

SOME REASONS SANTA CLAUS IS PROBABLY AN ARCHITECT

  Some reasons Santa Claus is probably an architect:   Workshop full of elves, Studio full of interns, same thing. He is fond of coal, err … charcoal. He is a white male who’s over weight. He works all year round, even over the holidays. Traditional Nordic Vernacular. He carries a bag, never a briefcase...

HOW MANY ARCHITECTS DOES IT TAKE TO SCREW IN A LIGHTBULB?

One to sketch out the concept; One to model it in Revit; One to question the concept… “Does it have to screw?”; One to write an addendum informing the contractors; One to find the spec section and ASTM standards for screwability; One to fill out the LEED paperwork for said lightbulb; One to suggest a “stainless...

20 THINGS TO DO TO IT WITH THE ARCHITECTURE

Align it. Simplify it. Order it. Place it on axis with it. Remove the barrier between the interior and the exterior of it. Repeat it. Repeat it. Refer to that thing that someone else did to it sometime before in Norway, probably. Establish a datum line through it. Make a half-hearted and somewhat es...