w. t. f. Awesome.
Do you use Photoshop? This site is full of awesome help for you .psds!
Here is a personal list of things I have found useful:
- Mark, tipsforarchitectureschool
Post Production Tutorial - Viz People
Sorry, but seriously. This is amazing.
Viz People | Tutorial Basic People Compositing
Learn how to photoshop people into your renderings.
Looking to take your renderings to the next level? Viz People has so many great things on their site!!!!
There is a fee for most of their stuff, but they have great tutorials and some wicked freebies!!
Typography Masterpost by swifth
- Principles for Combining Typefaces
- How to Create a Retro Style Poster
- How to Create a Spectrum Poster Design
- How to Design a Classic Serif Poster
- How to Design a Simple Textured Typography Poster
- How to Create a Broken Plate Typography Effect
- How to Create a Retro Folded Typography
- How to Create a Water Typography Effect
- How to Create a Milk Typography Effect
3. Textures / Backgrounds:
4. Color Palettes:
+ Looking for inspiration?
Wow, thank you!!!
Q:I just want to say thank you so much for all this help you are giving everyone on tumblr... I follow all of your blogs and think they're all great. I have a passion for architecture, and you have taught me so much
BIG THANKS & CAN WE DO MORE???
Thank you so much!! This really means a lot. :) I know that the posts have really slowed down, but this blog is still a passion of mine.
I have been pretty busy with life after graduation, mainly pushing several start-up companies, but over the summer I plan to make this blog more of a part of my daily routine. I eventually would like to make a website from this, with video tutorials, self help videos, DIY videos for portfolio, photoshop, FAQs, and much more. I just don’t have the time right now. I was thinking of doing a Kickstarter in the future for Tips for Architecture School, but I’m not sure if people would back a website. I have a few really awesome ideas for a site like this, but getting the money together to buy the time to make it a reality has been pretty tough. A long term goal of mine is to turn this blog into a free design academy preparing architecture and design students for everything from admissions, first crit, portfolio review, and finals prep, to rendering/model building techniques, thesis brainstorming, and applying for jobs after graduation.
I think a site like this could be quite amazing, and with the innovative platform ideas I have been coming up with and cataloging over the last two years, I think it would really “work”. I just need the time.
What do you think? If you are reading this right now, let me know. And please share this so I can get some good feedback. I have been thinking about this for a while. :)
Basically the question is this:
Would you help back “Tips for Architecture School” to become a full time online design site helping students prepare for a life of design?
- Mark, tipsforachitectureschool
Q:what are the basic skills you have to attain to become a good architect? how about for interior designer?
I get this question a lot, but
What does it mean to be good?
You would think that some traits of being a good architect or interior designer would include being able to draw really well, or talk fluently about your project, or know a million software programs, but while all of these help you sharpen your craft, I would focus more on how you think about the world around you. To me, a great designer is someone who can take a problem and fix it in a way that is beautiful, functional, and for the better. Architecture and Interior design both deal with people, and the best illustrators and computer gurus won’t necessarily make the best designers. It is the people who can think and design in a way that is smart for it’s user.
I know some of you are thinking, “Um, ok douche bag, do we need to learn how to draw or not??” Lol which I totally get it, and I would say yes it helps, but it is not the end all to the profession. I have seen plenty of architects and interior designers who are terrible at drawing but can still make beautiful spaces. So really, it is not a black and white kind of answer. Anything you can become highly skilled at doing will definitely help, but a true designer is one who puts the client first and can make spaces fit in a way the client never knew could exist.
I want to leave you with this. This is one of my favorite quotes from Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth. I think it helps back my idea on “Good.”
"Forget about good. Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to good you’ll never have real growth."
- Bruce Mau
The Urban Conga invites spectators at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa, FL to participate in an Interactive Urban Installation for the PODS Competition held at the festival this past weekend.
The question of “What is art?” or “What is Architecture?” always seems to stand on a blurred line, but The Urban Conga works less towards defining the “genre” of design and focuses more on the user experience within their creations.
This PODS Container (seen above) was designed into an all white living room setting. The intention was to give people an opportunity to break from their normal routine and be expressive through the act of "play". As people began drawing all over the container, it took on a life and character of its own. The project then became a digital sensation as each new “artist” would post their “masterpiece” on social media sites, tagging #play #interactive #tacticalurbanism #pods #theurbanconga etc.
By the end of the Art Festival, the final product was an accumulation of thousands of people communicating through the act of PLAY. Memories were created, pre-conceived notions were changed, and most of all, people came together in the physical world to make something beautiful together.
Hey everyone, here is a great Kickstarter campaign to make a documentary about the World’s Fair Pavilion in New York. Watch the vid and if you can help out please do! It is such a timeless piece and a documentary on it would be amazing!
Check it out: 9 days to go!