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Architecture 2.0

Calling all architects! How to revolutionize the field of architecture? [more inside]
posted by lou on Nov 9, 2007 - 20 answers

A masters program in both engineering and architecture?

Do you know of a masters program in both engineering and architecture? [more inside]
posted by peetle on Nov 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Life Not Imitating Art

How do I get art back into my life? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Nov 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Architecture book for a wonderful grandpa.

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]
posted by Sreiny on Oct 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Who was this peripatetic observer of suburbia that I heard on NPR so long ago?

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]
posted by jquinby on Oct 10, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me find again a famous quote about design.

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.
posted by _dario on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Stairway to (cat) Heaven

How would I build a three-story high cat structure? That's three human stories, 25 feet or so high. [more inside]
posted by Araucaria on Aug 5, 2007 - 18 answers

When you gotta go to the BIG dance

Where is the biggest surviving dancehall in the united states? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Space-Age my Pad

Looking for the name of this 60's - 70's interior design item: a floor-to-ceiling, metal, ornamental screen. [more inside]
posted by sluggo on Jul 23, 2007 - 4 answers

What is the best web host for an e-mail dependent small business?

What is the best web host for an e-mail dependent small business? Are you using it yourself? [more inside]
posted by peetle on Jul 17, 2007 - 16 answers

Moving from coder to architect?

What tools, approaches, and/or books did you use to get beyond thinking of application design from a coder's perspective? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Jul 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Pacino's house in Heat?

Who designed the building Al Pacino’s wife lived in in the movie Heat? [more inside]
posted by avocet on Jul 4, 2007 - 5 answers

NYC filter: How to visit the Chrysler building beyond the lobby?

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]
posted by beautiful on Jun 15, 2007 - 20 answers

Where can I find mid century design examples in New York?

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.
posted by billyfleetwood on Jun 14, 2007 - 6 answers

NYC subway secrets

Most visually interesting parts of the New York City subway system? [more inside]
posted by UnnotciedTypo on Jun 13, 2007 - 20 answers

River cruises and the little-known in Chicago.

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]
posted by the christopher hundreds on Jun 3, 2007 - 9 answers

I need thoughtful Chicago insights!

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]
posted by Lieber Frau on May 27, 2007 - 23 answers

Gift suggestions for architecture student?

GiftFilter: Help me pick a graduation gift for my brother, who is headed to grad school for architecture. [more inside]
posted by mullacc on May 10, 2007 - 24 answers

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]
posted by krisken on May 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Renaissance man needs a degree (or do I ?)

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]
posted by jmnugent on May 6, 2007 - 24 answers

Garage Sweet Home?

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?
posted by B-squared on Apr 29, 2007 - 10 answers

easily browsable pictures of houses

Where can I find a lot of easily browsable pictures of both the inside and outside of houses? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 17, 2007 - 11 answers

What kind of house is this?

Architects: What can you tell me about this house? [more inside]
posted by vraxoin on Apr 10, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me pick my client's platform!

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]
posted by jenkinsEar on Apr 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Statues atop Episcopal churches?

Do Episcopal churches ever have statues of saints, e.g., Saint George, atop their steeples? Thanks.
posted by the sobsister on Mar 28, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I find people who have designed their own homes?

How can I find people who have designed their own homes? [more inside]
posted by It ain't over yet on Mar 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Becoming a licensed Architect

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.
posted by convex on Feb 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Architecture Book Suggestions

I'd like to learn more about architecture and design - any book suggestions? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Dec 21, 2006 - 19 answers

Architecture Europe 2007

My fellow architects: what new buildings should I not miss in Europe this winter? [more inside]
posted by signal on Dec 16, 2006 - 21 answers

Who has used physical concepts in design theories?

What theorists have used concepts from physics (fields, forces, energy) as a way to talk about factors involved in the design process that are not literally physical (for example ergonomics/human behavior/psychology)? [more inside]
posted by teleskiving on Dec 8, 2006 - 12 answers

In search of interesting place to elope...

Where to elope? The SO and I would like to elope in January, but we haven't found a place that suits us. A Justice of the Peace/city hall-type wedding would suit us well, but if possible, we'd like that municipal building to be a wonderful, old, beautiful (or new and funky) building in an interesting country/city/area that we could spend some time exploring. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Nov 28, 2006 - 22 answers

Gothic architecture used to be called...?

What was gothic architecture referred to in its day? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Nov 21, 2006 - 3 answers

What's good to do in a weekend in Berlin?

Berlin? [more inside]
posted by Flashman on Nov 20, 2006 - 14 answers

Match the Movie with the House

Help! What movie was filmed in this house pictured in the latest issue of The Atlantic? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Nov 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Casa de Upstate NY

Upstate New York mill town architecture-- what does one call it? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Oct 14, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I preserve the architecture of my grandparents' farm

How to architecturally preserve elements of my grandparents circa 1875 farmhouse and 1940's era barn without hiring an architect. [more inside]
posted by bach on Aug 23, 2006 - 12 answers

non-monumental heritage in Germany or the Netherlands

I am preparing an application for an exchange to either Germany or Holland to study non-monumental heritage sites. I need to justify why I need to go to one of these places. (posted for signal) [more inside]
posted by nomad on Jul 24, 2006 - 2 answers

best visionary architecture/urbanism books

Could you suggest good visionary (realized or unrealized) architecture and urbanism books ? I'd be interested in well illustrated books. I can afford a 50 to 150 dollars book on that topic. I'd like to find things like that.
posted by vincentm on Jul 21, 2006 - 18 answers

Suggestions for an architecture thesis?

My girlfriend is in the brainstorming stage of her architecture thesis and leaning toward sustainable community planning — any ideas? [more inside]
posted by rafter on Jul 13, 2006 - 25 answers

Recommend me some recent books on cognitive science.

Can anyone recommend any good, recent popular science (or undergrad/grad level) books about the way in which our brains work? [more inside]
posted by handee on Jun 20, 2006 - 11 answers

bungalow neighborhoods

What US neighborhoods are best known for interesting examples of Craftsman homes? I know about the various bay area neighborhoods - the Maybecks of the Berkeley hills, Westwood Park in SF, etc.; I'm familiar with Pasadena and its Bungalow Heaven, as well as Santa Barbara's many restored bungalows - and I'm familiar with similar neighborhoods here in Sacramento, where I live now. What I'm mainly looking for are out of the way, underrated or less-known neighborhoods with interesting historical and architectural character, specifically expressed in homes built in the Craftsman aesthetic - from the conservative late Victorian through the Prairie and Mission revival. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jun 7, 2006 - 21 answers

Why isn't "New Englander" a recognized architectural style?

Why isn't "New Englander" a recognized architectural style? Is it only called by this name in New England, and if so, what is it "really" called? [more inside]
posted by suchatreat on Jun 7, 2006 - 24 answers

Architecture and the moving image

I'm looking for films (and documentaries) that feature architecture. [more inside]
posted by strawberryviagra on May 29, 2006 - 37 answers

Mechanical Engineering Filter!

If I wanted to hang something heavy from a rafter, how should I do it? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on May 22, 2006 - 14 answers

I'm at a place called vertigo

Does anyone have any recommendations about how one could go about gaining access (legally) to interesting roofs in interesting buildings in interesting cities around the world? [more inside]
posted by numberstation on May 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Mid life crisis at 23

I'm sort of in a crisis right now... Basically I am halfway through a bachelor in Film Studies and I realize it's garbage. I want to change my major to something that is useful. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on May 5, 2006 - 14 answers

What's this room from BSG and 4400?

Can you identify this conference room from Battlestar Galactica and The 4400? [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Apr 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Moving from software engineer to technical architect

I've been doing web app development for about 7 years now. Ideally I would love to get away from being a coder and go more down the technical architect route. Any tips or personal stories about making that change, or is it simply a matter of increasing your knowledge and applying for the opportunities?
posted by xmutex on Apr 22, 2006 - 7 answers

What can I do with a Psychology major?

What kind of careers are available for someone with a psychology major and a business minor? [more inside]
posted by aquavit on Apr 2, 2006 - 16 answers

That's Good Sheet, Man

What is the proper order and nomenclature for numbering architectural drawings? Typically, you break up drawings into different types of views: floorplans, sections, details, and elevations--both outside and [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on Mar 22, 2006 - 5 answers

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