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becoming an architect

Postby arch duke » Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:50 pm

what would you say are skills necessary in becoming a successful architect? Also what could one do in preparing to be an architect? Any suggestions or tips would be helpful...
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby echo » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:40 am

Be open minded to everything. In every new thing you will meet or find in your life, you can see your creation. First Art then money:)
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby arch duke » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:27 pm

mucha grazias
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby amaruflint » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:06 am

my lecturer said you can go as far as you want, just know how far you want to go into architecture,read and know as much as you can about history of architecture [...if you know where you are coming from and inspiration blah blah] and don't limit you studies to your region only but stay in touch with the global trendsmost of all EXPLORE!!!!.......

Maybe the proffessionals out there have some thing to say,some great architect who passed away afew months ago must have said that getting the contract was the hardest part......... ;)
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby dzineminded » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:26 am

From observing the way our firm operates I would like to say that a strong knowledge of the industry itself is important. Knowing the various builders that potentially can build your projects, knowing what companies offer what in terms of design elements (i.e. precast concrete manufacturers), and simple networking all seem to be a very important factor in what determines a business and a successfull business. Any thoughts?
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby arch duke » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:47 am

i see. thank you for the advice.
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby sw101 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:59 am

go to http://www.riai.ie and have a look through the sections referring to education and professional practise.
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby rechana_s » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:36 am

luk at the trees,birds,plants .all of nature and urself....u can learn all lessons of architecture in them!! :)
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theses project!!!

Postby rechana_s » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:58 am

im a final year student of architecture and am on my hunt for my final theses project...im looking in terms of any study and suitable proposal kind ..please guys i need ur help.!!im interested in contemprory architecture.. :rolleyes:
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby Klenz » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:16 am

Becoming an Architect is like becoming everything else at the same time. That's what it takes to produce a piece of functional art of a large scale that stands the test of time?
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby el Pepe » Thu May 04, 2006 8:06 am

someone once said, an architect continually gains knowlege, knowing less & less about more & more until eventually he knows nothing about everything.
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby Bren88 » Thu May 04, 2006 4:38 pm

el Pepe wrote:someone once said, an architect continually gains knowlege, knowing less & less about more & more until eventually he knows nothing about everything.


Not really the way it was put, original wasn't just about architecture.

[B]The specialist learns more and more about less and less until, finally, he knows everything about nothing]

I would imagine the architect to the the specialist and not the generalist
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby el Pepe » Fri May 05, 2006 8:42 am

yes. . what you said.

I heard it from Alexandros Tombazis recently. He was describing the difference between engineers and architects. Although he placed the architect in the generalist role and the the engineer in the specialist. Not sure if everyone would agree with him.
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Re: becoming an architect

Postby experiMental » Fri May 05, 2006 2:18 pm

Well an architect has to be a specialist in at least one area of his profession. For instance, you can't design buildings without having a specialist and in-depth knowledge of principles of design and many other aspects associated with design.
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