What architecture or rendering software should I learn in order to make myself more marketable to architecture firms? [more inside]
I'm looking for photos on the web or books showing international cities evolving over the last 10, 20, or 50 years, particularly in the developing world: Mumbai, Dhaka, Guangzhou, et al.
Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture? [more inside]
Recently, I've become a die-hard fan of the comic book series Locke & Key. This, for various reasons, has made me want to design my future house full of strange wonders and mysteries... [more inside]
Why is my New York City apartment building vibrating? [more inside]
Help me with a simple, polite, but to the point response. [more inside]
In what architectural style was the Grand Palais in Paris designed/built? [more inside]
Why are modern/minimalist homes so expensive to build? [more inside]
We're buying a house built in Boston in 1915 and are trying to find out the style (i.e. Folk Victorian) of the house. [more inside]
What is the webcomic whose characters are depictions of buildings? Or ... something like that. I'm sure this exists. For some reason I'm convinced that Khrushchev is a character.
I'm a recent architecture graduate trying to decide if I should be following an academic or professional route, and I'm losing a lot of sleep over the uncertainty. [more inside]
I'm looking for information on parks or playgrounds in areas of conflict, especially urban areas. [more inside]
Out of print architecture book with design principles for the home? [more inside]
How do I take my interest in architecture to the next level without going to architecture school or going pro? [more inside]
How can I learn to be handy? [more inside]
Good project management software for architects? [more inside]
Please help me find blueprints or other architectural diagrams for St. Paul's Cathedral, circa 1940 or earlier. [more inside]
How to properly setup a file server for a small architectural office running Windows (Vista and Win7) and Autocad 2010? [more inside]
What are the hidden gems in India that I might not know about, but should do everything I can to see? [more inside]
I'm considering changing careers. Help me figure out a plan. [more inside]
Please help me identify this plant, or what is the meaning behind my potential tattoo? (yes, these two are the same question) [more inside]
I'm trying to find an article about the excavation of the remains of a medieval noblewoman who was voluntarily sealed in a room in an abbey. The link was in a UK archaeological publication. It was posted to the blue some time in the last year or so.
Looking for a complex and variable world/city design game/tool [more inside]
My boyfriend has decided to go back to school for a post-bacc degree in Architecture and then pursue graduate work in the same. While he begins plumbing the proverbial depths of scholarship and grant research, I thought I would turn to the wonderful hive-mind as resource. [more inside]
Is The Simpsons' First Church of Springfield (the building, not the denomination) modeled after an actual church or style of churches? [more inside]
Where can I read about the craft of deploying really well-designed, client-appropriate content management solutions for the web? [more inside]
Where in the world can I find the most high-tech and futuristic locations? [more inside]
If I liked "A Pattern Language" what online architectural resources would you recommend? [more inside]
So, after an exhaustive house search, not finding what I want, I'm debating building a new house. Er, hiring people to build a house. I know what I want, I know where I want it, I think I have the budget. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
We're planning our Italian honeymoon and would love your advice! [more inside]
what is the style of architecture of this house? [more inside]
What are your suggestions for successful/interesting mixed-use architecture projects? Bonus points for ones in New York City. [more inside]
Help Me Assemble an Architectural Reading List Filter: looking for written works by notable architects which are intended as introductions to or overviews of the 'proper' practice of architecture, as the author sees it. [more inside]
Architects, builders, and engineers -- what is the best software for drawing up a basic set of floor plans? What's the most cost-effective way to get a set of working drawings for a basic house rehab? [more inside]
Architect friend is visiting Boston. What to do? [more inside]
Where am I going in this career? What do I do or say to move forward? Why can't I just be happy that I have decent job in my field (when so many others are without work)? [more inside]
I'm trained as an architect, but with only a little work experience (thanks, economy). What jobs might I be qualified for *outside* of architecture? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me anything about this striking building or work of art? Who, where, etc.? Thanks. Have a look, I think you'll like it.
Where can I get plastic, unpainted architectural scale models of people (figures) in Austin, TX? Like these. HO scale preferred; O would be OK. [more inside]
For an essay I'm thinking about the ways that human bodies physically interact and respond to architectural spaces. Which writers, theorists, artists, psychologists, architects and historians have considered this subject?
My mother in Vancouver sent me this photo that she took while out on a stroll today. It's of a decorative weathervane on a building in Vancouver's west end (near Howe and Pacific I think she said), and shows a person reading (?) while seated backwards on a horse. Is there a story here? What is this referring to?
I'm overwhelmed by the possibilities of Open House London, which sees hundreds of usually inaccessible buildings thrown open to the public. What are the can't-miss places that are worth queuing for? What are the little-known gems I might overlook? (Worth mentioning: I have a particular fondness for the exuberant, the quirky, and the eccentric.)
Besides a career as an architect, which careers are involved in city planning? [more inside]
What places in Los Angeles County fit the following criteria: 1) striking indoor design or architecture, 2) open to the public, and 3) it wouldn't be unusual or prohibited for someone to go sit there and write for a few hours? [more inside]
College graduation crunch time is approaching, and I have no idea what I want to do, career-wise. My interests are all over the map. Art + writing + computer science + organization = what!? Advice appreciated! [more inside]
Mexican Architecture Contracts As American Architect looking to do work in Mexico, I would like to be more familiar with standard contracts used. (Maybe the equilalent to AIA?) Can anyone share experience w/ either 1. A translated standard contract 2. A split/associated contract between a US Architect and a Mexican Architect? I realize that there is no one-fits-all form, but anything related will be helpful. Obviously personal information should be deleted. And anyone w/ personal experience who might have a story to share is welcome to add in.