It's hard to be an architect

Horror subjects in architecture studies?

Anonymous  📅 27.06.2007 19:14:11
Horror subjects in architecture?
I read a lot of questions about the mathematical / physical compulsory subjects in architecture studies at a TU. many are concerned that they will not meet the requirements in terms of descriptive geometry or statics. I used to feel the same way. therefore, here are a few remarks and suggestions on how to test yourself.

architecture and "math & physics"

every booth is a three-dimensional or spatial structure, so spatial imagination is particularly important for the architect as a prerequisite for a good design (proportion and size, dealing with design-defining / surrounding structures).

this spatial imagination becomes in the subject descriptive geometry trained / checked. A spiral staircase with shadows in perspective is easier to generate in 2007 with a computer than with the old 2H pencil.
the spatial thinking But it is the decisive factor for the architect, without which not only "reading" in the tangled lines of a hand-drawn perspective will be difficult ... even thinking about spatial structures for yourself will hardly be possible.
Of course, this is mathematical (without the need for a calculator or squared paper). But in terms of school education, you don't need more than (little) math and intermediate level geometry.

It is similar with the second mathematical / physical subject, as it is part of the course at every tu in d: statics or structural engineering.
this subject is also about an elementary skill of the architect. in order to build a booth, you obviously have to make sure that it doesn't collapse. one expects nothing more than a halfway stable dog house from an architect today, every more complex building is planned by structural engineers, building physicists, building engineers.
in any case, the design is at the beginning of every building project. that is why the architect's spatial thinking is required here, too constructive idea leads.
Simply put, the architect must be able to roughly estimate how thick the walls that determine the design must be, how many supports you need to be able to support the filigree roof, etc. a material must of course also be selected. this is the starting point for the technical experts, which the architect has to convey.
in structural engineering, something is taught about materials and (simple) mechanics. occurring forces and load transfer, deformation and resistance to breakage / buckling are key words here. it is about the simple application of physics and maths again (mainly) at the intermediate level.

oh god long talk short:
in order to be an architect or to be able to study it successfully at a TU, good school grades in maths and physics are not necessarily that important, and those in the upper level or even in the advanced course are actually not so important. Better to think about the extent to which spatial-logical thinking and imagination suit you. this is elementary for an architect, but not in order to calculate the technical aspects of a booth, but generally in order to be able to deliver a good design. the shape of a building is always determined by the construction and the surrounding space!
So, it doesn't work entirely without "math & physics", technical-constructive things are part of the design and, as I said, always closely linked in the architect's field of activity. But you don't need any higher mathematics and you won't spend pages calculating any formulas.

Can I easily get through descriptive geometry and structural engineering myself?

PER:
-> your loft bed is designed by yourself and / or you can assemble ikea shelves faster than others
-> you would immediately know which pillar would have to be sawn in order to ...
-> the dam, built from sticks and turf, was then sufficient to flood everything knee-deep three more gardens further

CONTRA:
-> your own tree house collapsed under you and your fat buddy
-> huh what is all the wood doing on that old half-timbered house?
-> after the Christmas trees were felled in the front yard, a new hunter fence was due (wind is not an excuse!)

So collect more pros than cons and register immediately! or...
I will come to the other dangers of studying architecture when there is a chance
archigirl  📅 02.08.2008 02:30:13
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Hey, interesting post! Every time I say that I want to study architecture, I immediately get a "You have to be good at maths!" thrown against. Some simply confuse architecture with civil engineering!
big j  📅 09.08.2008 14:42:18
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Oh thank you thank you for this report. Because I'm not exactly a big hit in math and physics, actually bad. Every time I am also told "have you thought about this carefully? You need a lot of math and physics". So many people have told me that I slowly started to have doubts and sometimes even couldn't sleep because of worries like "can I do it at all", I'm not too bad for it, etc., but some of the posts really get me going.
thanks!
Secret  📅 05.09.2008 22:34:07
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I've heard of people who failed structural engineering three times and were forcibly de-registered. Which other subjects are equally difficult? So in which ones do you really have to work hard? I mean learning by heart, thinking logically, arithmetic, etc. I would like to prepare myself ...
De  📅 06.03.2009 14:47:23
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Hello,
So I finished my architecture studies and the civil engineering studies up to the intermediate diploma, then I switched to arch.
So the difference is that the architects are only scratching the edge, construction engineering is much more complex.
Structural engineering, well that's a horror subject, but only for lazy people, if you do something and haven't fallen on your head, it's easy to do!
I passed with 1.3, not others, well, I also studied for 3 months continuously and I'm also interested in ..... (you don't believe it :-)
THE PROBLEM IS SIMPLY THAT NO ONE WANTS TO LEARN MORE; EVERYONE THINKS TO BUGGETHER
that works too, but you will never know what to do.
Structural engineering, building construction, building physics - these are the most important subjects with which you can save the most money. All those who have passed these exams with 4, have not done anything for them, etc., will have this explained on the third educational path. IN COURT

It's easy to do, you just have to do something, you don't get anything for free and when you do, you notice at the latest in your work that you can't really do anything!
kadda21  📅 06.03.2009 16:34:51
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You can't say that radically.
Of course, later at work you notice that you can't do something or only as well as, for example, a four promises.

You can achieve a lot through consistent learning, that may be true, but there are still people who are simply less interested in one thing than the other. the assessment of the subjects then gives corresponding information about the skills. I think your statement that you can ONLY achieve something through learning is wrong. some simply cannot speak a certain subject, so you shouldn't say something casually.
So if someone is de-registered or has permanently bad grades, this is only proof that he (if he has not achieved anything despite studying!), has not mastered his subject or "does not have it".

LG
meliscix  📅 31.03.2009 15:02:30
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I would also like to study architecture, since I had the subject construction engineering on the TG, it would also be an advantage. But I'm not sure whether you will find a job after graduation and not be exploited in 400 € internships like many other graduates!
cosiness  📅 28.09.2009 10:48:33
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Descriptive geometry can be pretty hard too.
It depends on whether it is examined as a written exam or as a seminar task. In any case, there were too many lines for me. These days DG is probably not that important anymore.
I rather had problems with drawing.

In my opinion, the difficulty in studying lies in the combination of art and technology.
You just have to be able to do everything a little. Have a building draw a house facade in perspective. Something funny comes out of it. Let a design student calculate a framework. So, the architecture student is presented with the whole spectrum. A specialization, as in other engineering subjects, is not provided.
Atk  📅 06.12.2009 23:35:09
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Hello, I would like to know that in 10 years there will still be a lot of architects needed? So if you calculate that the population will decrease, that fewer and fewer bells will have enough money and so ...
Atk  📅 07.12.2009 17:36:24
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: p Infrastructures, technicians, or bridges, something like that because the continent plates move more and more
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