As you might have heard before, architecture school isn’t easy. Not one bit. Look up the countless internet memes about architecture students and I think u’ll have a pretty clear picture about how our lives work.
So if you are a student of architecture, these are 10 foibles I’m sure you can relate to:
- Acknowledging lack of sleep as a sign of completing a lot of work.
This one’s a no-brainer really. Once you join architecture school you say bye bye to sleep… And then you just make that a part of your life. Like everyday! If I ever had a day when I got over 6 hours of sleep I would seriously wonder if I ever did anything wrong or if I was missing something!
2. Unconsciously thinking only about architecture.
I’m serious about this one. My non-architecture friends are always bugged by the fact that I constantly see the world from my architecture perspective. I go gaga over pretty tiles, external cladding, 3D wallpaper and staircase handrails! I start talking about architecture like its the only language I know…
3. Trying to zoom in and out while visiting any internet site.
We are so much into CAD that we end up using CAD commands on every application and website forgetting we are outside the CAD world!
4. Daydreaming about mirroring an object in real life.
And even pressing CTRL+DEL on a few things! * Wicked Grin *
5. Thinking about Bjarke Ingels a lot!
For totally architectural reasons, of course 😀
6. Getting excited about buying new and expensive stationery.
Stationary stores excite me more than candy stores these days! Fancy sketchbooks and Copic markers are constantly on my wishlist!
7. Having too many tabs open while googling things.
Well, we all try not to do this… But end up doing it anyways. Obviously we would close all tabs in the end and then realize we forgot to save something!
8. Spending hours on the internet looking for ‘inspiration’.
I din’t really specify what kinda inspiration here.But we always use this as an excuse to sit for hours on the internet. Let’s just say we spend too much time here and then cry over empty sheets the next day!
9. Constantly needing coffee breaks.
Ok, so maybe that is just me. But coffee certainly helps. (Especially with reference to point no 1 )
10. And lastly, hoarding all the free blocks from BiblioCAD.
Again, this might be just me. I am a master hoarder. That’s also why Pinterest is my all time favourite! All that you can hoard there, and that too for free!
In BiblioCAD, literally every single free block I find, however irreverent it is, I would end up saving it for later. Of course that later would never come and I’d end up deleting it to save space 😥
These are just a few of the things I’ve experienced. If you can relate to these or can think of a few more, let us know in the comments below!
A from TAD