Do you ever search online for certain information that can help you with your schoolwork but any information you lay your hands on is missing that Nigerian factor? That little piece of information that can make studio life way easier, or make studying courses more interesting and make you want to pick up your notes and study?
I was part of the pioneer set of architecture students in my school. I was once in your shoes. That feeling of not knowing where to turn to in your time of need. The hours of going through the internet not knowing exactly what to search to help you find what you’re looking for. This is why I started Quif Studio, an architectural blog where architecture students in Nigeria can get all the help they need to get through those long harsh hours of studio work and bulky courses.
This blog is dedicated to providing you with tips and tricks that will help improve your abilities and motivate you to be the best that you can be. It would be my pleasure to see you turn into an amazing architect in the future. So, refill your pencils, grab your set squares and stay tuned for more updates.
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A floor plan is a scaled drawing of a building which shows the layout of spaces and how they interact. A floor plan can also be described as a horizontal section of a building, it cuts through the walls and openings within a building. Today we’re going to dive back into the Preliminary Design Stage… Continue reading Episode 4: Creating Floor Plans
A site plan is a visual representation of a building or a building complex describing its location and orientation in a plot of land and in relation to its context. A site plan is drawn in a two-dimensional view, and it is a view from the top, looking down onto the site. Site plans are… Continue reading Episode 3: Designing a Site Plan
Fundamentals of design or principles of designs are applied to the elements of design that bring them together into one design. How one applies these principles determine how successful a design maybe. They represent the basic rules of how to arrange a composition and create a successful design. In other words, they guide us in… Continue reading Episode 2: Understanding the Fundamentals of Design
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A concept is an abstract idea or invention used to help portray or sell an idea, opinion, theory or conviction. Pretty much like having a theme for a party, the decorations, food, setting and costumes all fall in line with the theme. In architecture, we use concepts as an approach to a design, an abstract… Continue reading Episode 9: Design Concept
All spaces are designed to revolve around the human being. The design of spaces is derived from how the user interacts with his environment. The human body is a unique design on its own that works within a unique ratio and proportion, therefore, the design of the surrounding environment is inevitably planned to be functional… Continue reading Episode 8: Space Analysis and Schedule of Accommodation
Bubble diagrams are freehand diagrams made during the preliminary design stage to help plan or zone spaces with similar functions. The bubble diagram is the first step made towards achieving a floor plan. The information from a bubble diagram helps plan out major functions in a building, spaces in the building, their relationships, and sometimes… Continue reading Episode 7: Bubble Diagrams and Functional Flowcharts
Hell, there are NO rules here; We’re trying to accomplish something!Thomas Edison
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Presentations are inevitable as an architecture student. Be it from simple assignments to design juries, you cannot escape it. Unfortunately for some students, presentations are their worst fears. The whole idea of being in front of a crowd can be terrifying, but the harsh truth is that you need to overcome that fear and be… Continue reading How to get over your fear of presentations
“Time waits for no man”. That is a common saying that many of us know quite well. The very concept of time management is to help us plan to achieve certain goals whether short-term or long-term goals. Many students, professionals, or people in general have poor time management skills. Today, I will be giving you… Continue reading Tips on Time Management
Training to become an architect is anything but cheap. From tools to supplies, the cost is usually a bit high. The most overwhelming part it is that your budget on a project has a huge effect on the outcome of your designs and models. Today, I’m going to talk about how you can have a… Continue reading Dealing with expenses as a student