Architecture student, what more is there to say?

woensdag 26 oktober 2011

What my life is like...

I knew there was a list somewhere with things about architecture students, I copied it here and removed the ones that weren't aplicable to me and added some comments and new ones :)

You Know You're An Architecture Student When:

- you're spending 90% of the time you're awake, behind the computer.
- you're quicker reachable on mail than with a cellphone (because of point above)
- you analyze everything as if it were a building.
- concept of time is not forward, but a countdown from the time a project is due ("What time is it?""4 hours 'till").
- you slice your finger, and the first thing you think of is if you'll be able to finish your model. and if it's presentable
- you say "It's only midnight- I have plenty of time to finish."
- you're not ashamed of drooling in class anymore, especially in Structures
- The idea that you have a room to live in outside of studio is just a myth.
- You draw perspectives of your friends room on your homework just for the fun of it.
- Whenever you finish a project and don't have any studio work to do, you are constantly wondering why you aren't in studio working
- You buy trace paper in mass quantities.
- You understand what 4B, 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, and 4H are and have lots of each type.
- YOU ALWAYS WRITE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. (I am trying to do this )
- The biggest decision you have to make near the end of the term is "pencil, or ink?"
- You always have a supply of bandaids around for xacto knife cuts.
- You have a 30, 60, 90 and a 45, 45, 90 degree triangle. Or two. Or three. Or more. (One for measuring, one for cutting, one that actually measures straight, one for if I've lost the other ones)
- You keep around adjustable triangles too just in case.
- You never have enough wall space to pin things up.
- You always have a supply of portable and non perishable food.
- You can go for days without sunlight. (You go to class in the dark, you come home in the dark).
- You put up everything on your walls with drafting tape.
- Push pins become a valuable commodity.
- Computers are known only as the white box of death. (They keep crashing on you).
- you can live without human contact, food or daylight, but if you can't print, it's chaos.
- Pencil smudges and ink smears are the bane of your existance.
- You start competing with each other for number of hours without sleep.
- Your four basic food groups are candy, caffeine, coffee, and pretzels. (no coffee for me, but protein drinks and such)
- Time spent with friends must be scheduled way in advance.
- you've slept more than 20 hours non-stop in a single weekend.
- you've listened to all your CDs/itunes (in one night)
- Days don't exist anymore, everything is based on number of hours of work. (Of which there are a lot).
- you take notes and messages with a rapidograph and colour markers.
- your parents have more of a social life than you.
- your friends get more sleep in one night than you do in one week. (That depends on which week, if we have a jury week, this is sad but true)
- you consider 3AM an early night.
- "scoring" involves an X-Acto blade
- you've got more photos of buildings than of actual people.
- you've ever dreamt about your models...
- you start wearing all black. (sometimes, I do like my colour!)
- you have no life, and admit it.
- you can use Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Vectorworks, Sketch-up, and make a web page, but you don't know how to use Excel. (I do have basic excel skills)
- you refer to great architects (dead or alive) by the first name as if you knew them. (Frank, Corbu, Mies, Norman...)..
- you ask Santa Clause for architecture supplies.
- Everytime you tell someone what your Major is they just look at you and say, "wow!"
- you CELEBRATE space and OBSERVE your birthday.
- you think it's possible to CREATE space.
- you fight with inanimate objects.
- you always carry your deodorant.
- you've danced YMCA (a fav clubdance number) with excellent choreography at 3 am and without a single drop of alcohol in your body.
- you see holidays only as extra sleeping time.
- your roommates say "good morning," and you reply "good night."
- after all of your expenses, you can't afford to pay attention
- you hear the same song on the radio 3 or more times in one night.
- you spend more time in studio than in your own bed.
- you only leave studio to buy supplies.
- you see showering as a waste of time.
- everything you eat comes in single serving baggies
- the only building on campus with its lights on is your studios'.
- you receive mail in studio.
- you strangle your roommate because he said he stayed up late studying.
- your Friday night is 68 hours long. (sometimes yes)
- you know how much a cubic foot of concrete weighs (150lbs). haha duhh who doesn't know that?
- you understand why architects have glasses and white hair.
- you can conceptually compose the food on your plate.
- you think "X-Acto Blade Throwing" is a sport.
- you only buy groceries once a month.
- you start to critique a radio selection's selection of songs.
- you bring your friends to studio to keep you company. (or enlist them to help you do your project...)
- you have memorized every radio commercial that airs after 10PM.
- you confuse today and tomorrow.
- you can write your thesis paper by procrastinating.
- you count the number of days (not hours) you've been awake.
- Homecoming" happens once a week.
- you start using words your instructor uses.
- you contemplate suicide 3 times a day.
- you contemplate dropping your major 3 times a day. (oh yes! but we're hanging on!)
- You wear your USB Drive around your neck (on my keys, but still it's close)
- The trunk of your car contains wood glue, a backup roll of trace, and a blanket... just in case.
- You daydream about the euphoric feeling of an ultra soft drafting brush on bare skin
- You are constantly picking drafting dots off the bottom of your shoes
- You think of "You know you're an Architecture major when..." lines in studio at 2 a.m.
- You realize that when someone is talking about French Curves they aren't talking about the girl they met over Spring Break
- Your roommate acts surprised if you ever come out of your apartment
- When asked what day it is you have no idea, but always know how long until a project is due
- You use your alarm to tell you when to go to sleep
- You know what Tacky Glue tastes like
- You avoid eating, sleeping, or going to the hospital because you need to finish a model
- All of your teachers wear black only black (jup!)
- When asked if you like the Guggenheim you reply Which one?
- You have an ample supply of B HB H & F and know the difference between them
- You think mechanical pencils are for sissies
- You have listened to every song on your iPod within two days
- Telling your teacher your major actually gets you excused from work
- You are a "fourth year," not a senior cause you definately aren't graduating any time soon.
- You know how to silk screen your own t-shirts :-)
- You know how awesome those black sketch books made of recycled paper are.
- You have waited three hours in the middle of the night during competition week to print out a project, just to realize the damn plotter is spazzing out and there's no one to fix it until the next day.
- You know that professors aren't required to come to class, ever.
- Professors are always called by their first names, obviously.

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New way!

I'm going to take this blog on a whole other way.
First up, this will be in English
Secondly, this will be about architecture, things I've seen in real life, trips I've done with school or on my own and intersting things read on the internet.
Not for readers but for myself.
If you're reading this, that's good for you ;) and I hope you enjoy it!