The secret: architecture

Creativity and delusions of an architecture student


Resist whatever seems inevitable.
Resist people who seem invincible.
Resist the embrace of those who have lost.
Resist the flattery of those who have won.
Resist any idea that contains the word algorithm.
Resist the idea that architecture is a building.
Resist the idea that architecture can save the world.
Resist the hope that you’ll get that big job.
Resist getting big jobs.
Resist the suggestion that you can only read Derrida in French.
Resist taking the path of least resistance.
Resist the influence of the appealing.
Resist the desire to make a design based on a piece of music.
Resist the growing conviction that They are right.
Resist the nagging feeling that They will win.
Resist the idea that you need a client to make architecture.
Resist the temptation to talk fast.
Resist anyone who asks you to design only the visible part.
Resist the idea that drawing by hand is passé.
Resist any assertion that the work of Frederick Kiesler is passé.
Resist buying an automobile of any kind.
Resist the impulse to open an office.
Resist believing that there is an answer to every question.
Resist believing that the result is the most important thing.
Resist the demand that you prove your ideas by building them.
Resist people who are satisfied.
Resist the idea that architects are master builders.
Resist accepting honors from those you do not respect.
Resist the panicky feeling that you are alone.
Resist hoping that next year will be better.
Resist the assertion that architecture is a service profession.
Resist the foregone conclusion that They have already won.
Resist the impulse to go back to square one.
Resist believing that there can be architecture without architects.
Resist accepting your fate.
Resist people who tell you to resist.
Resist the suggestion that you can do what you really want later.
Resist any idea that contains the word interface.
Resist the idea that architecture is an investment.
Resist the feeling that you should explain.
Resist the claim that history is concerned with the past.
Resist the innuendo that you must be cautious.
Resist the illusion that it is complete.
Resist the opinion that it was an accident.
Resist the judgement that it is only valid if you can do it again.
Resist believing that architecture is about designing things.
Resist the implications of security.
Resist writing what They wish you would write.
Resist assuming that the locus of power is elsewhere.
Resist believing that anyone knows what will actually happen.
Resist the accusation that you have missed the point.
Resist all claims on your autonomy.
Resist the indifference of adversaries.
Resist the ready acceptance of friends.
Resist the thought that life is simple, after all.
Resist the belated feeling that you should seek forgiveness.
Resist the desire to move to a different city.
Resist the notion that you should never compromise.
Resist any thought that contains the word should.
Resist the lessons of architecture that has already succeeded.
Resist the idea that architecture expresses something.
Resist the temptation to do it just one more time.
Resist the belief that architecture influences behavior.
Resist any idea that equates architecture and ownership.
Resist the tendency to repeat yourself.
Resist that feeling of utter exhaustion.

ARCHITECTURE and RESISTANCE

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Architecture and Resistance

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builtdreams:

Thesis by Glen J. Santayana

The prison would be a prison for non-violent drug offenders. The school would be a school of criminology and criminal justice, and it will have a variety of traditional and non-traditional learning environments in which the inmate-student interaction is facilitated and encouraged.

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That’s something I’d absolutely want to have… If i ever had spare space and money.
That just looks incredible:)

That’s something I’d absolutely want to have… If i ever had spare space and money.

That just looks incredible:)

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Love the mood.

Love the mood.

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You should create architecture on your own, not the alphabet it is made of! That’s not what the secret is about!

My project teacher while scolding our group: You little rascals! You were designing theatre for 1,5 month already and still you even don’t understand it’s mechanics at all! We’re talking about evacuation stairs and stuff, not the art!

I felt there that he really wishes to uncover the real secret for us. Architecture is all about art, everything else are just tools.

My Architect: A Son’s Journey

My Architect: A Son's Journey

That’s a movie; a movie that is absolutely must-see for every architect, either pro or beginner.

That’s a story about the journey of Louis Kahn’s son trying to re-picture his father’s image. Is consists of wonderful video captures of Maestro’s buildings, interviews with his families’ members, co-workers and competing architects. It reconstructs the life of the man who dedicated everything to architecture. That’s a great example of a real love for one’s profession. It motivates me strongly whenever I call it to mind.

http://www.myarchitectfilm.com/

Josh Woodward

—Coffee

That makes my mood:

———I’m sitting there at work and I realized I forgot to wake up——-

Magnificent, isn’t it? That’s totally my situation.

archimess:

 
Gathering the architecture community on Tumblr.
Reblog this, so that we can see who’s who.
After a week or two, I’ll post every single blog that has an architect/architecture student behind it, or any blog that has something to do with architecture.
It will be a nice promo for everyone

archimess:

Gathering the architecture community on Tumblr.

Reblog this, so that we can see who’s who.

After a week or two, I’ll post every single blog that has an architect/architecture student behind it, or any blog that has something to do with architecture.

It will be a nice promo for everyone

Theatre design

Now I design the theatre building. It’s rather hard because you should learn lots of stuff about how theatre works. It looks like a great factory of illusions: 80% of the building is prohibited for the spectators, like an iceberg.

Take a look at the Shohetta’s Opera House in Oslo: the metaphora of the ice was designed into the main theme of the building.

 Shohetta, Oslo Opera House
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My theatre is located in the center of Moscow, the theatrical capital of Russia. There are somewhat about 150 theatres in total and less then 10 architects that specialize in this tipe of building. The intitute suggested the triangle site aiming the Kremlin, the heart of the city.

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There is a little square with a monument now and I absolutely don’t want to make a huge monolyte building here but at the same time I should support the street facades from both sides. So I decided use the image of a monastery with it’s wall and a yard.

Here is the sketch of the main idea:
extry's theatre 1 

This is just the beginning and I’m sure that there will be lots of changes, but I’m fond of the begining.

Hi there!

Hi! My name is Veronika and I study architecture in Moscow Arhitectural Institute, the 5th year. I’m just a beginner in this amazing art but still I have so much I’d like to share with you guys. My works, studies, thoughts, references, photos and many, many other things.

So——-
        that’s where it begins.


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