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80 / 20 Rule for Architecture Students

80 / 20 Rule for Architecture Students

Have you heard about the 80/20 rule? By applying the 80/20 rule to your studies, you can seriously improve your results. What is the rule? The 80/20 rule also known as the Pareto principle can be described as follows: [box type="shadow" align="aligncenter" class=""...

A guide to funding for architecture students

A guide to funding for architecture students

Recently someone asked me if there were any alternatives when it comes to student funding. This is a question I hadn’t really thought about, as I was fortunate enough to go down the standard route of a student loan through the student loan company. So, I did a little...

Understanding Architectural Details – Basements

Understanding Architectural Details – Basements

For professionals. For students. The Second Instalment! Building upon the successes of Understanding Architectural Details this anticipated second instalment takes the student or professional into plenty of depth as we move to the basement to cover all that the...

Ultimate guide to being productive

Ultimate guide to being productive

[Updated November 2014]   When I did my degree I NEVER pulled an all nighter. I NEVER worked beyond 6pm (well maybe once!). And I RARELY worked on weekends. I decided to treat the degree like a job. I would go to uni early, go to lectures, and essentially do a...

27 Ways to Stay Creative

27 Ways to Stay Creative

There are certainly times during our university lives and our professional careers when creativity just seems to elude you. And it is usually when you need it the most. Stress of deadlines often doesn’t help, and the harder you find it to get ideas, the more difficult...

Understanding Architectural Details

Understanding Architectural Details

Understanding Architectural Details is now in its 3rd Edition - check out the details below! Save time and improve your construction detailing   Understanding Architectural Details - Residential Construction ebook     {music credit: mixaund.bandcamp.com}...

What other jobs can you do with an architecture degree?

What other jobs can you do with an architecture degree?

Just because you have a degree in architecture, it doesn’t mean being an architect is the only thing you can do. An architectural degree gives you a varied skill set that can be applied to many roles. Whether you gain a degree in architecture or architectural...

What do you need to be a great architect?

What do you need to be a great architect?

I believe being good at something is a combination of qualities and actions. Let me explain. You may have the right qualities to be a good sprinter for example, the right physique etc, but if you don’t train, eat right, look after your body then you will never make...

Architectural Model Making for Students

Architectural Model Making for Students

We have written a new and updated guide to architectural model making which you can check out below: Here are some resources for your architectural model making. Books Architectural Model Making - Nick Dunn This book is great for giving you ideas on styles and...

Construction Detailing Book

Construction Detailing Book

[This book is now available!! To find out more about it click here!] I thought I would give you a quick update as to what has been going on behind the scenes during the summer so far, to explain why the website has been a bit quiet. I am currently working on our next...

Tips for building on a sloped terrain

Tips for building on a sloped terrain

We recently had a question on our Facebook page that has since inspired this post. We were asked if we had any tips for building on a sloped terrain. So here goes: Cut and Fill: This describes the process of carving out a level plinth on a sloping site, in order to...

MY FAVOURITE TOOLS AND RESOURCES

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.