Posts Tagged ‘architect’

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It seems like ages i have been here. A friend told me recently that I am so consistent with my inconsistency. Wow……that really hurt. Apparently, she had been coming to my blog for a month now and no new post day after day, week after week, and then she called, sounding really angry on the phone, wanting to know why i haven’t updated my blog in a month now. Why really? We all know how it is being an Architect. Continue reading

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Welcome to a new week. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and at least rested. Today i am bringing back our usual motivational Monday posts where i post inspiring quotes simply to make our week a little easier and motivate us to work better. I have selected a few quotes for us today from notable architects and designers, hopefully this would be inspiring enough……. Continue reading

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I attended the Unique Interiors Exhibition which took place last week Wednesday to Friday at the Federal palace hotel, Victoria island, Lagos. This was a very interesting event and the exhibition was the part i really enjoyed the most. I usually enjoy exhibitions as such because its a great avenue to see and know about new materials and ideas in the building industry. More interesting is the amount of discounts you could get from such exhibitions. Yes i love to get them at a cheaper rate, always love to, i’m sure everyone else loves that as well. Continue reading

So this is a bit different from my usual motivational Mondays post. This is for aspiring Architects, those who intend to study Architecture and not sure what to expect. Someone actually inspired this post, his name is Bolaji. A very young boy who works with one of our brick layers on site. He comes very often on site and works hard, and if i see something not done rightly, its always him i call. He told me once that he wants to be an Architect like me, and just recently he sent me a message that he’s passed JAMB and he is going to study Architecture, but not sure what to expect since he really cant draw and doesn’t know much of maths. This is not the first time i am hearing this. Everybody expects that as an architect you should be able to draw well. We are Architects not Artist. I quite agree that knowing how to draw is a plus but not a necessity. Continue reading

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So many people think that its only when you want to embark on a project like a sky scrapper, a very complex building, or a commercial building that you need an Architect. It is generally believed that you need an Architect for large expensive projects,  but when it comes to small projects, you say oh i know exactly what i want, why hire an Architect? In summary people believe you don’t need an Architect when embarking on a small project. This is a big myth. Continue reading

shuttershock] I went on a trip recently to the eastern part of Nigeria. I should call it a tour because from Enugu, i went to Abatete, Ogidi, Okigwe, Uturu, Umuahia, Okigwe again, Enugu and then back to Lagos. This was mainly by road so i went through so many cities. On my way to Okigwe via Onitsha, around Ihioma or so, i saw lots of churches that looked like Mosques. If not for the crucifix, one would think it were a mosque. This reminded me of a well known hotel in Lagos which in my own opinion looks like a dormitory and its supposedly a big hotel in Lekki to be precise. This got me thinking how importantly we should take the character of the buildings we design. Does the character of the building you design portray its function? Continue reading

Being the best at what we do

Posted: October 16, 2014 by Chynnie in Opinions
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Every Architect strives to be good in various ways. Every Architect has different skills in which we build in order to be better at what we do. Our basic skill being to design, (which should be more of a passion for Architects). We build up several other skills ranging from CAD abilities, building construction, construction drawings, project management etc. These skills we would say are also basic skills of an Architect. Apart from these skills, it is generally known that Architects work really hard, and to be successful as an architect, you have to work hard and be very dedicated, you have to be really creative and smart, you have to be passionate about Architecture, you have to always improve your skills and also be a people person, that is a very likable person. All these should help in being really good at what we do.

But how about being the best at what we do? Continue reading

I am an Architect

Posted: October 6, 2014 by Chynnie in Uncategorized
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This is actually an attempt to get you to relax, especially Architects who have bluntly refused to rest today.  I found these videos online and i loved them. Laughed all through, especially the second video which is a rap battle between the Architect and the contractor. I think the Architect won, maybe i am biased because i am an Architect, but you really need to watch these videos below.

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Its a public holiday today and tomorrow, thanks to the Sallah break. Before i forget my manners, Happy Eid-El Kabir to all my Muslim friends and Muslim Architects. I saw lots of rams being slaughtered on Saturday, didn’t get to taste any though.

So its a Monday today, and as promised my weekly motivational posts. I am sure most Architects would be working today despite the holiday. We sure do work really hard. My post today might not seem acceptable because you probably have deigns to finish, lots of works pilled up on your desk, etc, but i intend to motivate you to take some time out today and rest…..yeah i know, you’ve deadlines. Continue reading

I recently had to do a simple residential design (a 5 bedroom bungalow) and i went straight ahead to my laptop to design a floor plan, moreover it was just a simple bungalow design. At some point i wasn’t satisfied with the fluidity of my floor plan, i kept on re-positioning spaces, deleting walls etc, yet i didn’t get my desired result. Then i shut down my system, picked up a paper and a pen and started sketching. After a number of sketches i got my desired result. This got me wondering how little i sketch and as an Architect i think i should sketch more often.

How important is it really for an Architect to sketch? Continue reading