ace thanks jr hartley u are benevolent! and phyla in you i have a fellow lost soul.
does every1 think i should go ahead and apply? if yes can as many pple as possible type YEAH in comments below, because ive read through this forum, and i trust you pple, this is my career im putting in your hands!
also peter callesen is great. i wonder how he can make such precise images through cutting paper
All i can say is keep on trying to improve it, draft after draft after draft.
haha i didnt even look at the videos until then- maybe he is serious or maybe he will be one of those artists who on their death beds claim 'fooled yea, a performance artist-Me!' but at least it is funny and abit refreshing from them majority of serious performance stuff.. and a xacto knife- they sound great i better get one of those.
yeah he must be talented with the paper, but i think some of the simpler ones work just as well or even better, like the man holding the other man from falling and they look like they are floating, its reminds me of peter pan.
Yeah, Peter Callesen seems like a genuine sort of guy, who tries to express different ideas in unorthodox ways. Like that big paper boat he made, or the polystyrene castle. I like his work lots.
All you 2nd years in 6th form at the moment will be applying for university soon! I don't envy you, jumping through the hoops for ucas drove me mad... you might enjoy it though. (if thats even possible)
I Can See The Pineapple Building From My Bedroom At Beaumont!!!!!!!!!
I was on here last summer and haven't been back since - I totally forgot about this site!
Anyway, I going back to uni on wednesday to start my second year (studio doesn't start until next week but we register on friday). I'm studying Architecture (k100) at University of Manchester.
I'm excited about going back especially since we are going to Barcelona from 8th-14th October, our whole first semester project is based there. We went to Amsterdam in Febuary for our second semester first year project and that was fun, but the architecture in Barcelona is much better so i'm hoping it's gonna be really good.
Anyway, I wanted to ask if anyone has had any experience with ArchiCad or has at least heard of/about it? A family member has just given me 6 discs and 10 books that her company had bought (but no longer require) and I really want to be able to use them in my projects this year but i've only used AutoCad a few times and i'm not that good at it. I don't want to spend ages "playing around" with it, because time is "precious" on my course with deadlines every week and I don't want to waste any if the results aren't worth it.
o yeah, please feel free to ask me anything about my course or university if your interested.
I took maths, physics and geography at A-level if that helps! I applied to Manchester (obviously!), UCL, Nottingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle and I got accepted to all of them. I took a gap year to travel around Europe and US.
Well, the only place that asked me for an interview was Manchester. I just took along some of my work from GCSE Art (I got an A) and GCSE Graphics (also got an A) but mostly work I had done for AS level art (I completed the first year but then dropped it) and also a few things I had done during my gap year (photo's from my travels mostly). They sent me a really good list of stuff they suggested I bring, so I just took 1 or 2 examples of each (paintings, sketches, pastels, photos of buildings, photos of models I had made, basically just the best stuff I had done is each different meduim over the last 4 years). The interview was mostly just a chance for them to see my work, with a few questions to check your really committed and have a general interest. We mostly talked about my work and what architecture I like, what I had been doing during my gap year etc. It was more like a casual converstion than a formal interview. The lady who interviewed me was really interested in my work (she studied every piece for ages and asked me lots of questions about each one) and seemed quite impressed, I think that's what got me accepted.
I think most uni's really like it if you have done work experience in an architects office or "shadowed" an architect because it shows that you know what work is envolved and your still serious about making it your career. So talk about your work experience with lots of enthusiasum (how much you enjoyed it, how it confirmed your decision to study architecture etc.) in your personal statement and/or interview.
I don't think not doing art at A level is a disadvantage, the people on my course have such a variety of A levels with probably around half having done art. I think a lot of people will have at least done art at GCSE though. If not (or if your grade wasn't that good) then your more likely to get interviews I think. As long as you have some good pieces of work to show at interviews, then they will see whether you have enough "artisic ability" for the course or not.
anyone got any helpful advice with regards to digitals cameras? im going into my first year of a degree in architecture and would like to know how much i should be prepared to spend on one. also, if possible, the more detailed specs required (megapixels, zoom, memory etc).