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an architecturally oriented photolog of this generic life. documenting travels across the globe/ net to daily routines from home/ vancouver.

failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others." - jules renard

ryanpanos asked: Seems we agree on something for a change. Weird...


Answer:

haha i know. i was a little worried you would defend him :) 

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New addition from 1954 still near minty fresh.

New addition from 1954 still near minty fresh.

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Entiled much? --> Why the Millennial Architect Won’t Be Your CAD Monkey →

there is more sense written in the comments than in the entire article. this is exactly the WRONG mindset of the generation of kids coming out of grad school… 

and yet, somebody has to be a CAD monkey… its required to get things built, so who is doing the drawings? i suppose he wants the guys who have been working for 20+ years to do them.  this is written by an independently wealthy, overly entitled student from an IT background who probably cant get work in an office because he doesn’t understand the process. you know what happens when you are a CAD monkey? you actually learn HOW to draw and WHY things are drawn the way they are so other people can understand them because you sure didn’t learn it in school. 

also im a big fan of putting your time in. sorry, you don’t just get to run a successful practice out of school because you haven’t spent the time developing skills necessary to actually know what you are talking about. the ONLY way to get there is learning from the guys who have done it. quite simply, architecture students straight out of school are utterly unequipped to do anything. its not their fault, its the way the education system is set up. the first year is a massive shock to the system, where rules start to apply and there really is a “right” and “wrong” way to get things done. IT students/ “the top millennial talents” can create startups because generally there are no rules, no regulating bodies, its purely creative industry where anything goes and with no real consequences for failure. not to mention the difference in equity required to build a tech startup VS an architectural practice.
meaningful work? please, somebody HAS to do code review, or write specs, do post occupancy reports, redline CA bulletins. yea it sucks, it’s boring and not glamorous at all and it can take a long time but it has to get done. most of the time it even has to get done on a budget and on a timeline.  if you aren’t willing to do the dirty work why should you be demanding a drastically higher pay? not to mention (again) you don’t know what you are doing so youll spend half your time asking other people in the office how to do and it and consuming their time. 
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#Architecture  #opinion  #architizer  #rant 

theenergyissue:

The Anti-Environmentalist Culture of “Coal Rolling”

"Coal rolling" is a trend in which truck drivers alter their vehicles to produce unusually large amounts of sooty black exhaust, often through smoke stack-like exhaust pipes. The subculture reflects an anti-environmentalist attitudeproponents calling the smoke “Prius Repellant”where coal and pollution is associated with manliness, identity, and a way of life seemingly endangered by the “liberal” agenda. As Elizabeth Kulze notes on Vocativ, “coal rollers” have expanded their community online through Facebook (16,000 collective followers), Tumblr, and Instagram (156,714 posts), among other forms of social media. 

(Source: The Huffington Post, via experimentsinmotion)

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theartofanimation:

Hiroshi Yoshida

Amazing looking at these paintings of places I visited. Even more on the web

http://youinside.me/new/114

(via grmhrtdesigns)

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Another day another brewery… #mainstbrewing (at Main Street Brewing Company)

Another day another brewery… #mainstbrewing (at Main Street Brewing Company)

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#mainstbrewing 
Profile of an Architecture Graduate

$130k student loan debt
Three credit cards on minimum payments.
$1500 rent
Less than $1k in the bank

Unemployed.

I have two expensive pieces of paper and eight yrs of real work experience though.

Good thing it’s Friday, time for a beer.

Totally stealing hashtags for this…
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#therealworldofarchitecture  #mymelodrama 
"Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts,…Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape."
C. S. Lewis - the screwtape letters
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#quote  #c s lewis  #the screwtape letters  #hell 
fabriciomora:

The Competition: a documentary that exposes how ‘starchitects’ really work.
Sleepless nights for interns, tearful tantrums, and structures that resemble fossilised turds. A new documentary called The Competition exposes the world of iconic architecture at its worst.


This should be interesting… now lets see a comparison of day to day life in an office. Me thinks it would gather far less viewings. 

fabriciomora:

The Competition: a documentary that exposes how ‘starchitects’ really work.

Sleepless nights for interns, tearful tantrums, and structures that resemble fossilised turds. A new documentary called The Competition exposes the world of iconic architecture at its worst.

This should be interesting… now lets see a comparison of day to day life in an office. Me thinks it would gather far less viewings. 

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#architect  #OSS  #jean nouvel  #frank gehry  #dominique perrault  #zaha hadid  #norman foster  #competition  #documentary 
Something is very wrong... →
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#architecture  #practice  #Buildllc  #IRL 

Scott & Scott Architects build their own timber-lined studio in Vancouver Amy Frearson, dezeen.com
A year after establishing their architectural practice, Canadian architects David and Susan Scott have created a timber-lined studio for themselves in a converted butcher and grocery shop in Vancouver (+ movie).The husband-and-wife team co-founded…

New studio restoration by one of my thesis committee members… David Scott and his wife Susan.
More here Scott & Scott

Scott & Scott Architects build their own timber-lined studio in Vancouver
Amy Frearson, dezeen.com

A year after establishing their architectural practice, Canadian architects David and Susan Scott have created a timber-lined studio for themselves in a converted butcher and grocery shop in Vancouver (+ movie).The husband-and-wife team co-founded…

New studio restoration by one of my thesis committee members… David Scott and his wife Susan.

More here Scott & Scott

(Source: takeovertime)

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#vancouver  #architecture  #wood  #restoration 
#work Nothing like modeling some mimulus ringens. Architecture gone scientific

#work Nothing like modeling some mimulus ringens. Architecture gone scientific

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#work