When we first start studying, we get so nervous, and we try to have every single detail covered, and this just results in us having way too much unnecessary stuff. So, question is, what tools should an architect really need?
Ahhhh, it seems that the sketchbook for architects is like the microphone to singers, or the camera to photographers, or the ball to soccer players, etc, you guys get the point right? haha, well, having a sketchbook, always by your side it’s really helpful. I personally can’t say anything about it, to be honest, but what I can tell you, is that in the early years of my brother studying, he would always always draw even if it was on a napkin, for real. So, we were traveling, or maybe in a restaurant, or just sitting at the park waiting for my mom, and he would just start sketching, I remember he would always sketch trees, and basically perspective drawings, so it would have, trees, people and the streets, mountains. I would look at him and be like omg he is just scribbling some dark spot for the people, that looks easy. (it wasn’t) I started giving him as presents a lot of sketchbooks, with different types of paper, and that is how he started collecting them.
So what about the flexometer? What do architects need to measure anyways? haha jk. Architects would measure anything even if they don’t have any tools, using their feet for reference is just fine, have you ever done that? haha. But why do architects measure though? They would measure how big is the room that they are in, also what can fit into certain spaces of the house. This can help you out when you are putting all of this into your architectural plans, so you can have a more visual idea of the space.
DO NOT CUT ON TOP OF MOM’S DINING TABLE!! haha, I think all architects have a story behind cutting while doing some maquettes. Cutting mat is heavy, and it serves a purpose more than you think, and on top of that, it will last forever.
Which tools are a must for you?
Let’s say you already went through architecture school, and you noticed that maybe you overreacted and bought unnecessary things, so what do architects really use? Share with the Show It Better community and help those who are on the edge of starting to buy architecture tools!