What manufacturers should I be looking at in searching out a very secure (i.e. 3 point lock) but stylish interior door to act as the entrance into a condo unit? [more inside]
Architecture geeks (particularly those in SF).. what's the name for the canyon-like space between two spaces? [more inside]
How can I find houses by interesting architects in my area? It seems like every couple of months I come across a story about someone who bought a house that was designed by a frank lloyd wright 3rd gen second cousin disciple. [more inside]
Is it feasible to outsource my CAD work? Has anybody tried this? What are the legal implications? [more inside]
How long will it take me to learn MEL scripting in Maya for the sole purpose of creating and manipulating complex geometries? [more inside]
Tell me what to call this topic I'm interested in, so that I know how to research it. It's somewhere within architecture and/or engineering. [more inside]
My sister is graduating high school and heading to Lawrence Tech. to study architecture. What are some gift ideas for things she'll find useful/necessary in her classes? [more inside]
Inspired by this thread; has anyone every hired an architect? How do you do it? What sorts of things should I be looking for? How do I go about finding one that specializes in "weird". (By weird I mean, not your standard mcmansion floor plan.) What do architects charge to design a building. And do they oversee the building process as a rule, or no? [more inside]
What is that amazing modernist building in The Yakuza? [more inside]
Two stories from San Fran planning history: sunny plazas and small parcels for small builders. Details?
I'm trying to track down two stories about recent urban planning history in San Francisco: 1) making sure plazas stay sunny at lunchtime, 2) making sure small builders could help redevelop a large area. Do you know these stories? Do you know of good online sources for San Francisco urban planning history? [more inside]
Brooklyn-Filter: What is the big building at the corner of Bedford and Atlantic Avenues? [more inside]
Where are the good Enterprise Architecture blogs? [more inside]
What are the best options for digital rendering in OS X? [more inside]
I'm looking for interesting or noteworthy examples of architecture, office/laboratory design and amenities for alpha geeks, i.e. programmers and scientists — or writing about these things. [more inside]
Photographs → 3D Model of Landscape? I've seen software demos of 3D information extrapolated from photographs — so how can I use this tech to map my house-on-a-hillside into a relatively accurate Sketchup 3D model? [more inside]
Can a public building arbitrarily declare its grounds closed on the weekends and not accept any public visitors? (Talking about the Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, CA specifically) [more inside]
What kind of fixtures/joinery/wire is available for small-scale tensile structures? (i.e. project size ranging from an object/structure the size of a tent down to a model). [more inside]
I want to know more about Brady Bunch-era American house designs. [more inside]
I don't know much about architecture, except that I really enjoying time looking at good examples of it - and will go see places just for that. Where can I find free or low cost classes to learn more about architecture? (Second choice would be a good online resources). I'm not only looking for classes (which I can do via google), but people's experiences with them I am in DC. Transit accessibility is more or less a necessity.
What blogs/online magazines can I contact to promote a firm that specializes in modern residential architecture?
I'm compiling a list of architecture sites/blogs/magazines to promote the architecture firm I'm working for. The firm does idiosyncratic, residential work that is a modern take on generic residential vernacular (their houses look a bit like Atelier Bow-Wow's residential design). What publications and blogs should I get in touch with? [more inside]
Calling all architects! How to revolutionize the field of architecture? [more inside]
Do you know of a masters program in both engineering and architecture? [more inside]
How do I get art back into my life? [more inside]
Giftfilter: I am looking for a book for my grandfather, a retired architect, as a thank you gift for building me a desk. [more inside]
I heard a story on NPR some time ago, and am having no luck finding it now. It was about a man, possibly a professor of architecture, who taught students how to mindfully walk and study the suburban landscape. Who was this person? [more inside]
I remember reading somewhere a quote, perhaps from a famous architect or designer, which described how most of the designer's work is striving to achieve a certain elusive and trascendent "quality", being a designer myself I found it very inspirational but, in zen-like fashion, I forgot about the exact wording of it, and whose it was.
How would I build a three-story high cat structure? That's three human stories, 25 feet or so high. [more inside]
Where is the biggest surviving dancehall in the united states? [more inside]
Looking for the name of this 60's - 70's interior design item: a floor-to-ceiling, metal, ornamental screen. [more inside]
What is the best web host for an e-mail dependent small business? Are you using it yourself? [more inside]
What tools, approaches, and/or books did you use to get beyond thinking of application design from a coder's perspective? [more inside]
Who designed the building Al Pacino’s wife lived in in the movie Heat? [more inside]
To go beyond the lobby of the Chrysler building, one must have an appointment on one of the floors. Does anyone know of a doctor or another health practitioner in the Chrysler building? [more inside]
I am looking for buildings in New York City with public spaces that are good examples of mid century modern design and architecture. Building lobbies, plazas, diners, etc. Something along the lines of the old TWA terminal 5 at JFK.
Most visually interesting parts of the New York City subway system? [more inside]
I'm looking for a gift for some new Chicagoans and think they would enjoy one of the river architecture tours. Is there any appreciable difference between the competing operators? Bonus points for any inexpensive (~$10 per person) and little known/unusual Chicago experiences I can bundle in to the gift. [more inside]
I'm from Chicagoland. Me and my Canadian gal are soon moving from Toronto to the City of Big Shoulders so she can go to grad school there, and she's been asking me all kinds of questions about the character of the city. Though I consider myself a Chicagoan, I am embarrassingly tongue-tied. Please give me your insights on the character and atmosphere of the jewel of the Midwest! [more inside]
GiftFilter: Help me pick a graduation gift for my brother, who is headed to grad school for architecture. [more inside]
How much should I (photography student) charge an architectural firm to take photographs of their recently completeted projects?
How much should I (photography student) charge an architectural firm to take photographs of their recently completeted projects? [more inside]
I have a variety of talents and interests, but no degree. So, I'd like to go back to school and get a degree in Architecture or Urban-Planning. [more inside]
My partner and I are thinking about buying an old mechanic's shop and converting it into a home, but we need a little visual inspiration. Where can I find images (books, magazines, websites) of garages turned living spaces? And, does anyone have advice about commercial to residential remodeling?
Where can I find a lot of easily browsable pictures of both the inside and outside of houses? [more inside]
Architects: What can you tell me about this house? [more inside]
How do I help a client pick between Java/JSP/Velocity/Freemarker and PHP/Smarty/etc? Is there an MVC approach in PHP? [more inside]
Do Episcopal churches ever have statues of saints, e.g., Saint George, atop their steeples? Thanks.
How can I find people who have designed their own homes? [more inside]
I have a B. Arch. degree from outside the US. I am currently working in the US "california" and would like to start working on my licensing procedure. And it seems the first step is to "convert" my degree and let it be accepted as an accredited degree. where do I start? Is there special agencies that do that? How much is it going to cost me? I will need any possible advice in this matter especially if you had to go through this same process.
I'd like to learn more about architecture and design - any book suggestions? [more inside]
My fellow architects: what new buildings should I not miss in Europe this winter? [more inside]