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Why Did You Become An Architect?

By Michael Riscica

This weeks blog post is proudly sponsored by the monthly #ArchiTalks series.  Please take a  few moments to click on the links at the bottom of this blog post to learn why all the other Architect Bloggers answer the same question “Why did you become an Architect?” Why did you become  an Architect? Easy. To look really cool […]

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The Architecture Students Summer Break

By Michael Riscica

This blogpost is sponsored by #ArchiTalks and this month’s Architect blogging theme is: Summer Break. Please check out the other architecture bloggers’ takes on the same topic. I have provided links to their articles at the bottom of this post.   The Architects Summer Break I had a hard time connecting with this month’s topic. […]

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Jason Silva & Shots of Awe For Young Architects

By Michael Riscica

Who is Jason Silva? I connected with Jason Silva the very first time I was introduced to him several years ago.  I discovered him when he was a guest on the Joe Rogan Podcast. He seemed to always have many brilliant, beautiful, philosophical ideas on the tip of his tongue, and he could always seem […]

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MIT Chapel – My Favorite Place #ArchiTalks

By Michael Riscica

I opened this month’s #Architalk email as I was getting off a train on a my morning commute. I saw that this month’s topic was Whats my Favorite Place???!? My immediate response took me no thought and I said it out loud with a mouth full of food as I stepped off the train into the rain: […]

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Architect Bicycles Across America

By Michael Riscica

    I love architecture, but cycling kept me sane. Architecture is amazing. It has changed the way I look and interact with the world and my environment. It has trained me to be hyper-sensitive to the built environment, to recognize problems and find solutions that an untrained eye would never notice. I love how […]

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Beliefs About Architecture

By Michael Riscica

I wrote a guest post RA Registered Architect about the many times I was forced to change the beliefs I had about architecture and what I was capable of. Click here to jump over to RA Registered Architect If you enjoyed this post, you should also check out: 10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture […]

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ArchiCulture – A Documentary About Architecture School

By Michael Riscica

I have been waiting foreverrrrrrrr for this movie. I started following this in 2006 when they were deciding which architecture school to film. This project originally began with the title “ArchiTorture”. After they finished making the movie, instead of releasing it they decided to tour it all over the world to have showings, followed with a discusssion.  Here we are many years later and […]

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Becoming an Architect: What You Need to Know

By Michael Riscica

  “I wanted to become an architect but… …(insert reason) so I decided not to pursue architecture.” As an architect I can’t tell you how many people have had that conversation with me. I hear it almost weekly. The more people I talk to about being an architect, the more I realize most people have no clue what […]

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The Architect’s Guide to Glue and Tape

By Michael Riscica

Your architecture model is only as good as the glue that holds it together. A few months ago I wrote a blog post called Building Great Architecture Models, I mostly wrote about a lot of tools, techniques and habits that really took my model building to the next level. After I wrote that blog post […]

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Live Your Life as a Hero

By Michael Riscica

If you enjoyed this video, you should also check out: Jason Silva & Shots of Awe For Young Architects Carl Sagan What If Money Was No Object? Journaling and Meditation Steal Like An Artist – Book Review Joe and Bryan on Inspiration This is Water – Video Be The Hero In Your Own Movie Alan […]

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Building Great Architecture Models

By Michael Riscica

Last week I built a simple foam core model for a client after several years of not building any kind of model. Thankfully, I quickly learned I still have the skills of the accomplished model builder I once was. OK, I’m being dramatic, but building architecture models was something I always took alot of pride […]

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Little Red Notebooks

By Michael Riscica

Since the middle of the summer I have been obsessed with book binding. No, I take that back. I have always been obsessed with book binding. Wait, No… OK actually its an obsession with joinery and holding elements together. Whatever it is. Lately I have been fascinated with how books go together. Someday I would like […]

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Joe and Bryan on Inspiration

By Michael Riscica

  I love this video. If you enjoyed this video, you should also check out: The War of Art Jason Silva & Shots of Awe For Young Architects Live Your Life as a Hero Carl Sagan What If Money Was No Object? Steal Like An Artist – Book Review I’m Finally Winning The War Against […]

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Le Corbusier’s 5 Points of Architecture Animation

By Michael Riscica

  Check out this excellent animation outlining Le Corbusier’s 5 points of architecture in the Villa Sovoye. Villa Savoye is on my top 10. I have learned soooo much about architecture through this one building alone.  In my first year of architecture school I had a ton of fun building a model of Villa Savoye […]

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This is Water – Video

By Michael Riscica

 “I am the center of the world and that my immediate needs and feelings are what should determine the worlds priority.” Please click the image above to play this beautiful video. If you enjoyed this video, you should also check out: The War of Art Jason Silva & Shots of Awe For Young Architects Live […]

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Journals.

By Michael Riscica

I started making my own notebooks for work and my personal journaling.. Every week I go to 3 or 4 meetings that require writing things down. I often write several pages of my thoughts on a regular basis to bring me clarity. I frequently draw/diagram/sketch ideas or concepts that I have kicking around. I spend […]

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What If Money Was No Object?

By Michael Riscica

Click image to play video.  If you enjoyed this video, you should also check out: The War of Art Jason Silva & Shots of Awe For Young Architects Live Your Life as a Hero Carl Sagan Journaling and Meditation Steal Like An Artist – Book Review Joe and Bryan on Inspiration I’m Finally Winning The […]

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