My life as an architecture student

You're a Filipino? (I found your post about Yolanda victims.) Well, your blog got me. SO AWESOOOMME. Looking forward to your posts. Aaand yes, I'm a third year architecture student here in the Philippines. Hello kababayan! (If you are). //flies eweey~// from a-y-g-i

Thank You & yes I am!


What program do you use in college? from 0808-november

My university is an art college.. Therefore there is a heavy influence in craft, models and creativity. So my technical drawings would be mostly hand drawn (the good old drawing board, set square and pen) our tutors prefer this as it gives an individuality to our own work, but the downside to it is that it does take longer.

But I’m also learning how to use AutoCad and would use Photoshop to render models and drawings.


Study Abroad - Erasmus

  • As you may or may not know, I just finished my 2nd year of Ba Hons Architecture as part of the Part 1, here in the UK.
  • In September, I'll be travelling to France to study abroad for a year. I know I'm terrified and I know very little French. I'll be studying the equivalent of third year at Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de Nantes.
  • A number of the students in my year are also studying abroad, in places such as Madrid, China, America and of course France. We have decided that it would be a great idea to document our year abroad to share to other students, the struggles, achievements, adventures and just the day to day life of what it's really like to move away from your comfort zone and broaden our horizon.
  • The blog is currently in the process but if you're interested, feel free to shoot me a question and leave me a reply.
  • https://uutravellog.wordpress.com
  • And also French/ International students who will be studying or have studied in France/ abroad/ ENSA.
  • Please let me know.

life-of-an-architecture-student:

midgetsarentreal:

life-of-an-architecture-student:

WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?
So let me start from the beginning, what I programs I started with and which ones I use now.
First year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator
Second year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Artlantis
Third year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Kerkythea
Fourth year – Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator
By fourth year, I’ve shorten my workflow by learning Revit which can produce all the things I need from Plans, Sections, Perspectives, Axons, Site Plans (All the linework I need) then transfer it over to Photoshop to make the magic happen! Illustrator is really great for diagrams and such.
My last project was all Revit and Photoshop. Learn and master photoshop!
-Jess

In my opinion using Revit for studio work is a mistake. On the design side you’re more likely to end up with something boing/static and on the production side you’re severely limiting the quality of your renders and drawings. Sketchup is alright for starting out, but as early as possible I would move to a workflow of rhino -> maxwell -> photoshop for renders and rhino -> autocad/illustrator -> photoshop (if needed) for line drawings.

Oh I should have been more specific.
I completely agree with you! There were others studios around me who started with Revit within the second week and all their building came out static and lifeless. Revit will kill creativity!
I spend all semester drawing, sketching, and writing. I only move onto Revit the last 2 weeks in order to produce final work. Revit renderings aren’t great, but for the look I was going and my photoshop skills, it was good enough to work with for me.
I can’t use Rhino and I don’t have time to learn it in a semester. I’ve heard great things about it and I should learn while I’m on summer break.
But again, I would not recommend building your project in revit till the end. Let all creativity flow out through sketches and drawing before you put it in any programs whatsoever. life-of-an-architecture-student:

midgetsarentreal:

life-of-an-architecture-student:

WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?
So let me start from the beginning, what I programs I started with and which ones I use now.
First year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator
Second year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Artlantis
Third year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Kerkythea
Fourth year – Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator
By fourth year, I’ve shorten my workflow by learning Revit which can produce all the things I need from Plans, Sections, Perspectives, Axons, Site Plans (All the linework I need) then transfer it over to Photoshop to make the magic happen! Illustrator is really great for diagrams and such.
My last project was all Revit and Photoshop. Learn and master photoshop!
-Jess

In my opinion using Revit for studio work is a mistake. On the design side you’re more likely to end up with something boing/static and on the production side you’re severely limiting the quality of your renders and drawings. Sketchup is alright for starting out, but as early as possible I would move to a workflow of rhino -> maxwell -> photoshop for renders and rhino -> autocad/illustrator -> photoshop (if needed) for line drawings.

Oh I should have been more specific.
I completely agree with you! There were others studios around me who started with Revit within the second week and all their building came out static and lifeless. Revit will kill creativity!
I spend all semester drawing, sketching, and writing. I only move onto Revit the last 2 weeks in order to produce final work. Revit renderings aren’t great, but for the look I was going and my photoshop skills, it was good enough to work with for me.
I can’t use Rhino and I don’t have time to learn it in a semester. I’ve heard great things about it and I should learn while I’m on summer break.
But again, I would not recommend building your project in revit till the end. Let all creativity flow out through sketches and drawing before you put it in any programs whatsoever. life-of-an-architecture-student:

midgetsarentreal:

life-of-an-architecture-student:

WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?
So let me start from the beginning, what I programs I started with and which ones I use now.
First year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator
Second year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Artlantis
Third year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Kerkythea
Fourth year – Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator
By fourth year, I’ve shorten my workflow by learning Revit which can produce all the things I need from Plans, Sections, Perspectives, Axons, Site Plans (All the linework I need) then transfer it over to Photoshop to make the magic happen! Illustrator is really great for diagrams and such.
My last project was all Revit and Photoshop. Learn and master photoshop!
-Jess

In my opinion using Revit for studio work is a mistake. On the design side you’re more likely to end up with something boing/static and on the production side you’re severely limiting the quality of your renders and drawings. Sketchup is alright for starting out, but as early as possible I would move to a workflow of rhino -> maxwell -> photoshop for renders and rhino -> autocad/illustrator -> photoshop (if needed) for line drawings.

Oh I should have been more specific.
I completely agree with you! There were others studios around me who started with Revit within the second week and all their building came out static and lifeless. Revit will kill creativity!
I spend all semester drawing, sketching, and writing. I only move onto Revit the last 2 weeks in order to produce final work. Revit renderings aren’t great, but for the look I was going and my photoshop skills, it was good enough to work with for me.
I can’t use Rhino and I don’t have time to learn it in a semester. I’ve heard great things about it and I should learn while I’m on summer break.
But again, I would not recommend building your project in revit till the end. Let all creativity flow out through sketches and drawing before you put it in any programs whatsoever. 

life-of-an-architecture-student:

midgetsarentreal:

life-of-an-architecture-student:

WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?

So let me start from the beginning, what I programs I started with and which ones I use now.

First year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator

Second year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Artlantis

Third year – AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, Kerkythea

Fourth year – Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator

By fourth year, I’ve shorten my workflow by learning Revit which can produce all the things I need from Plans, Sections, Perspectives, Axons, Site Plans (All the linework I need) then transfer it over to Photoshop to make the magic happen! Illustrator is really great for diagrams and such.

My last project was all Revit and Photoshop. Learn and master photoshop!

-Jess

In my opinion using Revit for studio work is a mistake. On the design side you’re more likely to end up with something boing/static and on the production side you’re severely limiting the quality of your renders and drawings. Sketchup is alright for starting out, but as early as possible I would move to a workflow of rhino -> maxwell -> photoshop for renders and rhino -> autocad/illustrator -> photoshop (if needed) for line drawings.

Oh I should have been more specific.

I completely agree with you! There were others studios around me who started with Revit within the second week and all their building came out static and lifeless. Revit will kill creativity!

I spend all semester drawing, sketching, and writing. I only move onto Revit the last 2 weeks in order to produce final work. Revit renderings aren’t great, but for the look I was going and my photoshop skills, it was good enough to work with for me.

I can’t use Rhino and I don’t have time to learn it in a semester. I’ve heard great things about it and I should learn while I’m on summer break.

But again, I would not recommend building your project in revit till the end. Let all creativity flow out through sketches and drawing before you put it in any programs whatsoever.