minor architecture

Under this leaky roof… are built the mythical structures that we call kingdoms, cities, homes, or, more philosophically, the structures of the proper, the proper name, self-consciousness that is at home with itself. When the faultlines that break up shelter are revealed… not as exceptional fissures… but as part of the ordinary and everyday banalities of house and home, then, to put it mildly, all hell breaks loose…. One might say that architecture comes into its own the moment the structure of the proper is destabilized. For it is at this moment that the real ground is broken and form is given.

Catherine Ingraham, The Faults of Architecture: Troping the Proper, Assemblage 7, 1988:7-13. (quoted in Architecture and the Text: The (S)crypts of Joyce and Piranesi by Jennifer Bloomer, 180)

College!Jeonghan
  • major: architecture 
  • minor: urban studies 
  • sports: bikes to school since he lives in an off campus dorm, that’s the only sports he’s willing to do
  • clubs: neighborhood cleanup volunteer, part-time travel guide on the weekends 
  • jeonghan’s interest in architecture comes from the fact that he likes to draw but he can’t draw people for anything??? like he wanted to do fine arts but the best portrait he can do is a circle with two dots for eyes??? but when it comes to fine line work and detail WELL THEN 
  • and like he spent most of high school biking to and from school and he still does so in college and whenever he would pass through the streets he’d always admire the buildings and the houses and the array of colors and shapes 
  • his favorite places are churches and museums because there architecture is always the most beautiful and he’ll literally spend hours sitting on the steps outside of them sketching different parts of the structure from different angles and like once he was like “mingyu lets go to the museum!” and mingyu was like yeah sure but then ??? jeonghan just sat himself down in front of the museum and took out this sketchpad and mingyu’s like ??? hyung the arts inside ?? and jeonghan was like NO u fool the art is the building duh 
  • mingyu: ????????????
  • is famous on campus for (his good look obviously) always being on the roof of the art building and sketching up there. people always know that if there’s a figure up there then it’s probably jeonghan
  • is organized and has all his notes color-coded and his pens are organized by like size?? his folders aren’t bent ?? he actually uses his planner ??
  • the only messy thing about him is his bike because it’s old and covered in peeling stickers and sharpie pen like seungcheol scribbled ‘prince jeonghan’ onto the side of the handlebar and jeonghan has tried tirelessly to clean it off but it has been only failure 
  • and although jeonghan is pretty well kept together midterms have a way of making everyone Lose It and although he’s studied and done his best like he’s got a paper on gentrification due for his urban studies minor and then he’s got a presentation in design IV and then blueprints he needs to go over with his professor in landscapes and like
  • he doesn’t notice but he leaves said blueprints beside his bike after he’s done parking it because he’s late to his first period class and like he doesn’t notice at all until he’s having lunch w/seungcheol and josh and he’s like WAIT 
  • oh my god
  • the blueprints
  • seungcheol laughs his butt off because this is the first time he’s ever heard of jeonghan losing anything while joshua tries to calm jeonghan down
  • and tbh this is all a mess but these missing blueprints is how you meet jeonghan
  • see you’re also biking to and from school and as you’re chaining your bike up you notice this really big bundle of sketches just laying on the floor and you’re like “one of those frenzied art students must of left that here.” so you go and pick it up with the intention of dropping it off at the art department when you notice that like the drawings aren’t like portraits or contemporary art 
  • they’re plans for a building including the drawings and measurements of the structure and you’re like ??? this is too much math and numbers for this to be an art students
  • so you’re like ok this is probably an architecture majors project but since you don’t even know where the department for that is you turn to the one person you trust will have answers: lee seokmin. because he knows everything and everyone
  • and so you find him outside lab and you’re like “seokmin!!! i found these out in the parking lot near the bike racks, do you know whose it is??” and you unroll the sketches and seokmins like hmmm bikes + blueprints hmmmmmm and then he snaps his fingers like “it probably belongs to jeonghan!!!! he’s a really handsome hyung of mine, shoulder length hair, nice voice you can find him on the roof of the art building!!” and you’re like ok that’s…..more info than necessary but thank u seokmin ur the best
  • and so you get to the art building and climb up like 15 flights of stairs and when you open the door to the roof you’re surprised but happy to see that there is a person there
  • and he’s like sitting near the ledge and he’s got his bag next to him and his side profile against the backdrop of the sky looks like it’s shining??? and like he’s just standing there looking over at the campus below but for some reason you find yourself just frozen??? because it looks like a scene out of a movie like seokmin had said he was handsome but the person in front of you is like ????? a real life angel
  • you try to clear your throat to get his attention, but instead you end up dropping the blueprints and they like scatter around you and you’re like goOD JOB embaRRASSING yourself my dude
  • and jeonghan turns around and sees you there and you’re like trying to pick up the sketches and the wind gets one and you’re chasing it and jeonghan is like ?????? and you’re like “heY Hi you don’t know me bUT i think these belong to you??” and you manage to get them all back together and you hand them to jeonghan
  • and like he looks them over and you can see his eyes widen and a smile appear on his face and wow did cupid just shoot you with his bow and arrow because that’s what looking at this boys smile feels like
  • and he looks at you like “you don’t know how much this means to me that you found these!! there’s over 45 hours of work in them!!” and like his eyes are this warm brown and you’re like oH it’s no BIG DEAL haha HAHa 
  • but then he puts the sketches down and asks how he can repay you and you’re like no no no it’s fine!!!! and you try to look around and you’re like “by the way, i hear you’re always up here, why?” and jeonghan shrugs and he’s like “because the view is nice, i see all the details.”
  • he like walks over to the ledge and waves for you to come over and he like points to the buildings and he’s like “from this angle i can see how the building looks from different points of view. it’s easier to sketch something and understand it if you see every side.”
  • and you’re like ok that’s somehow so inspiring and deep and jeonghan starts talking about the history of the campus’s architecture and like you’ve never been interested but his voice and his passion comes through so you can’t help but be entranced 
  • at some point you’re like ‘wow seokmin was right, you are handsome” and jeonghans like hmm??? and you’re like nOThing no  th i ng …..
  • but your conversation comes to an end when jeonghan’s like “i gotta go hand in these blueprints, again i don’t know how to repay you.” and you’re like seriously!! it’s ok, this was fun - i learned a lot from you!!
  • and jeonghan stands there for a moment with his bag over his shoulder and the blueprints in his hand looking at you and you get all nervous because the sun is setting and u two are on a roof this is like romantic but like u just met and jeonghan seems to realized that as well because he takes a step back and is like a little stuttery as he says goodbye
  • and he disappears down the stairs and you’re on the roof by yourself and like this feeling of butterflies fluttering is in your stomach and you’re just like ,,,,,, what is this
  • you and jeonghan don’t cross paths for a week and like you kind of expected this like all you did was help him out that doesn’t entitle him to want to be your friend or whatever and like you go on w ur life 
  • and one day your bike gets a flat tire and so u can’t use it to get to ur job and so u have to work when you get off your shift and it’s pretty dark since it’s past 9 but like you just clutch your books and keep walking
  • until suddenly there’s someone ringing their bike bell at you and you’re like ???? and you turn to see jeonghan coming to a stop on his bike near the sidewalk and he’s like “hey, what are you doing out so late?” and you’re like “just came from work!! my bikes useless with a flat so i have to walk to the dorms.” and jeonghan frowns and checks his watch like “it’s super late, let me give you a ride.” and you like look at him and then at his bike and you’re like “……..where would i sit?”
  • jeonghan just grins and motions for you to pass him your books and he puts them into his backpack and then is like “on my handlebars.”
  • and you’re like ahfiowhofwo jeOnghan how will you see?? what if i break the bike??? this is dang-
  • but jeonghan reaches out and gently takes your hand to pull you closer and he’s like “don’t worry, just take a seat and ill take care of you!”
  • and you’re still a little anxious but you do your best to hop on and you hear jeonghan ask against your ear if you’re comfortable and you nod and he starts peddling and you’re like oh my god Oh My God OH MY-
  • and surprisingly he’s going along smoothly and the wind is blowing through your hair and at some point your nervousness melts and you’re smiling and giggling and jeonghan is like “is it fun??” and you’re like “yeah!!”
  • the ride isn’t a long one, it’s about fifteen minutes to the dorms and when you get there you don’t want to get off because it was so nice and peaceful having him bike you through the cool night air and whenever he’d speak it was warm against your ear but all good things come to an end and you hop off and jeonghan passes you your books and you’re like !!! thank you and he’s like consider this repayment for you helping me out w/ my blueprints (-:
  • and once again you and jeonghan find yourself silently looking at one and other and it’s like,,,,,,,,,,,,just do it. just kiss each other
  • bUT once again jeonghan looks away and chuckles a bit awkwardly and is like “hey, if you ever want to hangout or something - you know where to find me.” and you’re like aHH yes!! and before he leaves he’s like “it’s chilly tonight and you know the dorms never turn the heat on so take this-” 
  • and he gets off his bike and shrugs off the cardigan he’s wearing and like drapes it over your shoulders and you’re like “i can’t take th-” and he’s like “don’t worry. stay warm.” and he smiles and oh god you’re literally going to turn into jelly right here 
  • you watch as he rides off and you wrap the cardigan tighter around you and try not to smile like an idiot while jeonghan turns the block and almost yells out into the wind because as calm and collected as he can come off he’s just as nervous around you as you are around him because god you’re cute and he just needs to muster up the courage and kiss you liKE
  • you think about how jeonghan said you know where to find him so a couple of days later you buy some sandwiches and fresh fruit and climb the stairs of the art building and as expected jeonghan is there but ??? he’s laying down on this blanket and he looks like he’s asleep and you quietly make your way over
  • and he literally looks so angelic and pure laying there, hair splayed out under him, lips slightly parted and you sit down beside him and like you don’t want to wake him up that’d be rude so you just think you’ll sit here for a bit and watch the sky but then like you end up laying down and soon enough,,,,,,,,,,,,you’re asleep too
  • waking up you feel your head pressed against someone warm and when you sit up you feel jeonghan’s hand drop from around your waist and he smiles at you but you can see the pink tint on his cheeks and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh my did i ??? fall asleep too??? and he chuckles like yeah you did!! and automatically you bow your head like im sorry!! but jeonghan lifts your chin and is like “you’re cute when you’re sleeping.”
  • and this time the silence between you is ended with him leaning in and placing his hand on the back of your neck to pull you softly toward him and the kiss is……….just as sweet and soft as this whole situation and it’s perfect
  • and jeonghan pulls back but his hand lingers on your neck before his fingers tread down to from your neck to your back and you just
  • lean down and kiss him again, but this time with a bit more passion and jeonghan just laughs as he pulls you ontop of him
  • and it’s cute your first kiss and first date is up on the rooftop and you guys share the food you brought and jeonghan spends the time listening to you talk about your interests and he shows you his sketch book of different buildings around seoul and his studies on the architecture of churches in italy and france
  • and it’s just beautiful being there with him 
  • once seokmin finds out you’re dating jeonghan he’s like “the reason you two lovebirds found each other is because of me you know!! you should repay me with buying me lunch” and you and jeonghan are like rolling your eyes but agree because why not
  • seungcheol finds out and he literally grabs you and jeonghan together at the same time and spins you two around and you’re both like sEungchEOl and he’s like YOU GUYS IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH ,,,,, like he gets more emotionally than necessary but that’s because jeonghan is his best bud and he’s so happy to see jeonghan has found someone as nice and as good to him as you
  • you and jeonghan bike together to school like you meet up outside the dorms and jeonghan leans over to kiss you good morning and you help each other fasten your helmets and it’s the cutest thing ever
  • sometimes you’ll race to see who gets to campus first but jeonghan always lets you win and you’re like sTop doing that let’s do it fairly and jeonghan’s like “i would, but you look so cute when you win and get all giddy???” and you’re like shU S H……..
  • aside from the top of the art building you find jeonghan napping in the library, the campus cafe, the common room of his dorm, the common room of your dorm, study hall and you’re always like how can he sleep so much
  • but then you settle in beside him and like at first you’re reading your notes or studying but then he’s so warm and he’s cuddling his head into your neck that you also knock out and joshua or minghao finds you guys and has to shake you two awake
  • there’s a freshman named dino who jeonghan is really protective over and dino’s always like @ you like pls help me jeonghan texts me 500 times a day to ask how i am and it’s sweet but ,,,,,,,,,why and you’re like sorry dino you’re like his son now and dino sighs and he’s like “does that mean im your son too?” and you’re like asifdhw and jeonghan is like yes that’s exactly what it means - exchange numbers this is a family now LMAO
  • jeonghan isn’t a big party person but seungcheol goes to a lot of them so you two get invited and once there was a karaoke machine and that was the night you learned that jeonghan knows all the lyrics to every beyonce song ever released and wow he can SING 
  • jeonghan: seungcheol you didn’t record me singing right?
  • seungcheol: nah bro u know i would don’t that
  • you: it’s ok i recorded it
  • jeonghan: HOW COULD YOU
  • you: SWEET SWEET BLACKMAIL
  • but then you learn jeonghan can hold a grudge till the end of eternity so you delete the video LOL 
  • watching him draw out plans is one of your favorite things because his determined face is so handsome and he’s so hardworking and you just think he really fits that artist look and like he looks so good with his glasses on and his hair up in a lil ponytail
  • you love tying the ponytails for him and fixing the strands that fall out
  • but when you do, jeonghan just wraps his arms around your waist and moves you toward his bed like “let’s sleep……….well kiss and stuff first and then sleep…….”
  • does this thing where he’ll hold you from behind and kiss your neck and then wander off like he just didn’t do that and you’re like jeonghan come back here and he’s like hmmmmmmm
  • soft long romantic kisses that’s jeonghan’s game my dude RIP YOU
  • you’ll go with him to volunteer in the neighborhood clean up and the adults that run it love you two they think you’re the cutest and they’re like “you two just need to get married!!!!” and jeonghan is like woAH and you’re like We’re IN COLLEGe but the adults are like “imagine what a cute family they’d be aWWWW” and you and jeonghan are basically two embarrassed messes
  • jeonghan knows so much about the neighborhood and about korea in general that he’s always telling you things you don’t know and like it’s never because he’s trying to come of sounding smarter than you he’s just genuinely interested in telling you and you love hearing it and you’re always just like “you should become a teacher, you’re so intelligent” and jeonghan’s like “i couldn’t be a teacher, school starts too early and i love sleep”
  • jeonghan’s dorm walls used be covered with blueprints and photos of the massive churches of europe but now he’s got photos of the two of you hanging up and like when he’s pulling an all nighter to get his drawings done he’ll look at the photo of you smiling and it just gives him strength
  • you and jeonghan spend countless hours talking about all the places in the world you want to see and he’s just laying in your lap as you run your fingers through his hair and he’s like “i want to see all of these places, but seeing them with you would make it even better.”
  • as a gift for your first anniversary you save up enough money to buy jeonghan a new bike that doesn’t say “prince jeonghan” on it and jeonghan nearly gets on his hands and knees to thank you but seungcheol is like jUST wait ill write something else
  • he does. he writes your name + a heart + jeonghans name under the seat and jeonghan’s like you know what,,,,im not mad,,,,,,i think it’s cute
  • instead of just jeonghan being known for hanging up on the art buildings roof, now everyone knows that that’s where they can find you. you guys are the ‘art building roof’ couple LOL
  • ok but biking with jeonghan by the han river or by the beach and then stopping to admire the view but when you turn around jeonghans looking at you and leans in to kiss you and it’s SOFT 

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finn-rattana  asked:

Which one of these is the best minor for architecture students to get a job and give most advantages? Graphic Design, Business, Sustainable Architecture & Planning, or Product Design. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on each one of these.

I think each of them could provide advantages (and disadvantages) depending on what your goals are, I don’t think any of them would be wrong. 

Sustainable design is part of our architectural design DNA, something expected and not a differentiator unless you are taking it to the next level. Product design and graphic design are both interesting aspects of the career, many big firms have a research or graphics department that work close together with the mainstream architecture team. Business is the achilles heel of most architects, and something that is critically understaffed in most firms, it could also serve you if you plan to have your own firm.

So, as you see, define the goal for your career and then you can choose a minor.

Originally posted by spiredesigns

Damaged Interior Of The Saint George Church - Aleppo, Syria

The church was burnt down by western-Saudi backed terrorists 

anonymous asked:

Dear Archy, what are the best minors for architecture majors?

It will really depend on your goals but here are some that I think the architecture curriculum is lacking:

  • Business
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Economics or Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing 
  • Psychology
  • Building Construction
  • Construction Management 
  • Communications
  • Interior Design

PS Not sure if you will have to focus on anything but architecture but if you can, more power to you!

The Great Synagogue of Tripoli - Libya

The synagogue has been left abandoned & vandalised since Libyan Jews were kicked out in the mid-late 20th century.

In the early 1930’s Jews made as much as 4% of Libya’s total population & 25% of Tripoli, sadly today the community is extinct.

Member: Mingyu
Genre: Fluff
Word Count: 332 Words

~Admin Hari


You feel like you are about to die at the end of all your classes for the day. In a Zombielike fashion, You collapse into a chair in the library. Your university library was packed with students and the low hum of conversation filled the air as they studied. You pull out the stack of textbooks and binders, placing them on the empty desk in front of you. Two hands suddenly cover your eyelids and you grin.

“Mingyu, you’ve got lots of work to do!” You complain as you spin around to face your boyfriend.

He smiles and takes your hand to spin you back to your desk. Mingyu is dressed in comfortable clothing befitting of the warm weather, fresh from getting out of bed to tutor you. You are an art major and he is a mechanical engineering major so you wouldn’t think it would overlap but to your surprise it has. You are taking a class on architecture for some help in your work but it is proving difficult to figure out how all the building work. Mingyu is thankful minoring in architecture and offered to help you.

“Yeah, lots of your work to do.” He jokes and takes a seat. “What is the assignment for today, Y/N?”

“Wow, that is some enthusiasm.” You say, and push the research questions towards him. “Explain these to me, please~”

“As you wish.”

A few hours later, you were almost done and entirely bored. You rest your head on Mingyu’s shoulder. He absentmindedly  strokes your hair as you finish up the last question on your sheet. You sigh in triumph.

“You owe me like ninety kisses.” Mingyu chuckles when you finally put down your pen. “That was a lot of minutes.”

You lean over and kiss him, slowly and softly.

“I would like to pay in instalments, please.” You mumble as you bury yourself in Mingyu’s arms in a sign of defeat.

“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

College

@brooklynxmagic

Being a double major wasn’t exactly easy. It meant that Alec had to go from focusing on business, to delving into the depths of architecture, and minoring in Engineering. The kid had a lot on his plate, which was topped off with his part on both the volleyball and archery teams. The guy did way to much, yet somehow made it work. It constantly made his sisters head spin, when she saw how he was always caught up.

Sitting on campus, sketching up plans for one of the current class projects, which was to design a house that would fit with their favourite landscape. For Alec, this meant drawing something that would fit in well with the forest near his house. He had drawn up a rough sketch, and had just started on the floor plan for one idea, when his sister plopped down and made a strange announcement.

He was modelling for Magnus Bane? Oh God help him.

Merry Christmas Arne

Whitney wants you to know it’s complete fluff but she hopes you enjoy it.

When in Rome

“I came apart inside a world made of angry people, I found a boy who had a dream, making everyone smile, he was sunshine, I fell over my feet, like bricks underwater, how am I supposed to tell you how I feel, I need oxygen. Oh baby if I was your lady? I would make you happy, I’m never gonna leave, never gonna leave, Oh baby I will be your lady, I am going crazy for you.”

 

The plane ride over was smooth, which in all honestly surprised the heck out of Annabeth. She thought it would have been full of near panic attacks and drunkenly crying, but as she landed at the airport in Rome, Italy, she smiled. The plane ride had been peaceful, only one cocktail on the ride over and plenty of magazines and sleeping pills to keep her sane.

Now, however, as she stood right outside of baggage claim waiting for her luggage to come around the carrier, she could feel the anxiety. What even possessed her to come all the way over here? Why was she in Italy anyways? There was a reason she typically avoided family functions and this was the mother of all family get togethers.

Her favorite cousin, Jason was getting married at their family estate just outside of Rome. It was him who had guilt-tripped her into coming all the way over here and now here she was, standing at the baggage claim. About to see a family she had been avoiding since before her freshman year at Stanford. Jason had been the only person she had stayed in contact with over the years.

He always kept her in the know of what was happening with her money obsessed and power hungry family- people she had never wanted to be like thanks to her upbringing by her father, whom her mother had divorced when Annabeth was only three.

Annabeth looked around the concourse; the place was beautiful, and a tiny part of her- the one that wasn’t panicking- was excited to be in Italy. Even if Jason had purchased the ticket for her and told her he’d be disappointed if she didn’t come.

She had never been out of United States and had always wanted to travel but she was determined to do it on her dime and not the trust fund she hadn’t touched since she turned twenty one. She still hadn’t gone on her own dime, but this was on Jason… she could never tell him no, not when they were so close.

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