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General Discussion / Re: Imac for architects??
« Last post by shameem007 on June 28, 2011, 06:18:17 PM »
If you use Autocad / archicad - I doubt if they are available for the mac
CAD / Re: Free Android Apps for Architects
« Last post by Juann45 on June 26, 2011, 05:15:29 AM »
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General Discussion / Architectural education In doldrums
« Last post by shamit on June 23, 2011, 12:59:36 AM »
Last week I was invited by one of the private architectural schools of Delhi NCR to be an external examiner to assess the work of 3rd year students. My assessment was restricted to working drawings and municipal submission drawings that they had done during the semester.

I must admit I am quite disappointed by the standard of work that I got to see. Most drawings were illegible, be it either minuscule text to bad line thicknesses to improper scale. The worst was these very drawings had been internally assessed by the internal examiner. I could not decide who should bear the responsibility the teachers who were unable to train them or the students who refused to perform.

Something drastic needs to be done, else the future of architecture is not in very good hands.
« Last post by shamit on June 22, 2011, 12:43:22 PM »



‘Wisdom and Dreams’ is the theme proposed to to children, adolescents, young peopleand everyone around the world who would like to offer ideas that can provide children andthe residents of disaster stricken areas in Japan an environment that will allow them toassume the responsibility of the future with confidence. Organised with the support of UNICEF-Japan in the framework of the Japan recovery programme.

Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2011



This international confrontation of projects invites university students to design a shelterthat puts today’s women and men in a situation where they can feel both the richness andthe toughness of the wilderness: desert, sea, forrest, polar regions.

Deadline for submissions: 25 July 2011



Open to students and architects worldwide, this confrontation of ideas invites participantsto think about ways glass will be used in the architecture of the 2050s, emphasising theenvironment, energy saving, history and cultural diversity.

Deadline for submissions: 1st August 2011



The Japan Institute of Architects (JIA) announces The Architectural Lighting DesignCompetition. This confrontation of ideas on the integration of light emitting diodes (LED) inlighting design is open to architects worldwide.

Deadline for submissions, on line: 8 August 2011


UIA Congress web site
General Discussion / Glass in Architecture and Interior design
« Last post by saintgobaintransparence@g on June 20, 2011, 03:55:02 PM »
How is glass used in architecture and interior design?

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General Discussion / 10 Reasons to be an Architect
« Last post by saintgobaintransparence@g on June 16, 2011, 12:30:42 PM »
1. It’s a lifestyle, not a job.

2. People respect architects.

3. Job is constantly evolving.

4. Artistic freedom and personal expression.

5. You can be your own boss.

6. There are tangible (and sometimes euphoric) results.

7. We can positively impact people’s lives.

8. Experimentation is expected.

9. Longevity of Career.

10. Incredible variety of options within the profession.
General Discussion / Re: Violation of National Building Code 2005 Bye-Laws
« Last post by shamit on June 13, 2011, 10:56:30 AM »
From Fire Bye-law point of view 6m clear passage ALL-Around the building (of certain ht and above / or plot size ) is required for the movement of Fire tender. This overrules any other local municipal set backs.
General Discussion / Violation of National Building Code 2005 Bye-Laws
« Last post by synsun on June 12, 2011, 06:01:17 PM »
According to the National Building code Part 3 Clause, a tower like structure (residential building), for heights above 37.5 m with two set-backs, the open spaces at the ground level, shall be not less than 12 m. Can this minimum open space requirement compromised? In other words can the open space in front of residential tower of 20 floors provided with 6m front open space, 6m rear open space and no motor able side open spaces on either sides as it is in the middle of a string of cluster towers. This because the builder of the group housing complex(about 1000 flats of 2,3,4 BHK clustered in about a dozen towers) is building a three(3) storey-ed shopping building within the complex located in front of two residential towers thereby reducing the open space in front of these residential towers to 6m. This encroachment heavily compromises the Fire and Life Safety requirements of the NBC2005. Opinions on the safety risk and public injury angle of this situation is welcome. S.Y.NARAYANAN 9891831663
General Discussion / Alarmy
« Last post by amedabova on June 11, 2011, 05:55:28 PM »
Hi everybody! I am from Denmark and would like to say hello!
General Discussion / Future of architecture
« Last post by saintgobaintransparence@g on June 09, 2011, 04:45:15 PM »
What innovations do you expect in future of architecture?

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