Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

WE ARE BACK!!!

Posted: February 2, 2017 by Chynnie in #ArchiTalks, Musings
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I cant believe i have been away for sooooooo long. Its exactly a year, a month and 2 days i last did a post here. Wow, thats long, thats like forever, that is 379 days, that is 58 weeks….this is unbelievable. Thanks to my constantly procrastinating being busy. Oh well, i know you missed me, trust me i missed you too. So in December 2015, which was the last time i did a post here, i had about 229 likes on my facebook page, and as at this moment i have 1137 likes. Continue reading

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2015 Design Trends

Posted: December 31, 2015 by Chynniegal in Architecture, Design, Trending Desings
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Its been ages i did a post here. Keeping up with this blog is sincerly difficult, how do you guys who blog do this? Today being the last day of 2015, i decided to write on designs i think trended the most this 2015. We saw a lot of designs trend, some would actually stay and trend more in 2016, some would fade away.

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Its August already!. I feel like the year is going so fast. Still so much to do, so little achieved. In the spirit of the new month i want to drop a few words to architects who for one reason or another is loosing motivation and is wanting to give up and quit. Architecture is difficult. Architecture is demanding. The long hours without control of your personal schedules, the low income despite the amount of time and energy put into this practice, the expensive and time-consuming educational and licensing requirements…..the list could go on and on. All these and more is enough to get your motivation to practice architecture crashing.  Continue reading

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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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Anyone you ask would tell you that Architects do lots of drawings. Yes this is true but the misconception here is that most people really do think that is all we do – just drawings. This is what i want to clarify in this post. We do a whole lot more than just draw. So what do Architects do? 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

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Do you ever think of participating in a design competition, be it local or international? Have you ever participated in any competitions? I know of some architects who have participated in design competitions but they are very few or probably i have not come across many architects who have participated in one. How many design competitions do we have in Nigeria? I know we have a lot of international competitions, what about locally? How often are they done? Continue reading

Every Architect strives to produce an original design. How original can a design really be? I hear people say a design isn’t original and i always wonder what in this world is really original. Before i proceed, what is originality? Originality can be defined as the ability to think independently and creatively. 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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This is the general believe of most people – “Hiring an Architect is too expensive and i can’t afford one”. This myth is the most misunderstood myth of all time. Before you begin to believe this myth, please note that design is the one task on every project that stands to carry the most value for the entire project. The design can make or break the realization of the project. It could be really true that hiring an Architect is quite expensive and you are ready to build this dream home of yours, just before you think of hiring a builder or a contractor to design and build your dream home Continue reading