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Difference between Civil Engineer and Architect

We decide to help the students to choose a career in the field of civil engineering and architecture, we made a list of difference between these two.

The construction industry is ruled by two professions i.e., Architects and Civil Engineers. Both are involved in designing and planning the structure. Civil engineer works on the whole project, an architect is focused on one structure.

Architects designing a buildings and other structures by their creative, artistic and visionary imagination. The main concern for architects is function, social, environmental, technical and aesthetics of the structure, while civil engineering is the oldest form of engineering have evidence from 4000 BC . It deals with the  design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including roads, rails, bridges, canals and dams. The main concern for engineers is scientific, practical, and systematic approach to structural design to create a safe structure.

Generally architect who create plans and engineer who turns this into reality. Architects are involved in the development of construction projects such as residential, commercial and public buildings where as the scope of civil engineering is very broad which also involves public projects such as Bridges, Railway track, Airports, Dams, Harbors etc. The duration of the undergraduate degree in architecture is 5 years and 4 years for civil engineering.

Some of the sub-disciplines of civil engineering are

  • Construction engineering and Project management
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geomatics engineering
  • Materials science and Construction materials engineering
  • Ocean, offshore and coastal engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Surveying
  • Transportation engineering
  • Hydraulic and Water resources engineering

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How to built creative Shipping Container Homes ?

Shipping Containers, with their portable, stack able and widely available qualities provide a versatile pre-made module for architects around the world, and this process refers to Cargotecture or Arkitainer. They’re made from strong metal and aluminum, shipping containers can form a nearly indestructible home i.e fireproof and low maintenance. Plenty of used containers are available in the market.

Plan

You can customize shipping containers to create the perfect layout for your home. The standard container measure 8 feet wide and 8 feet 6 inches high, and comes in lengths of 20 or 40 feet. Make sure a large truck can enter your site easily. Consulting an architect / contractor familiar with shipping container homes can help you decide on the size and layout of your home

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Previous life of container

Do some research on the previous life of the shipping container you’re choosing whether it was used to transported toxic chemicals or hazardous materials. Ask for one – trip container they look like brand new.

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Designer

A shipping container is a ready made self-supporting structure. The long, vertical walls on a container are load bearing when you made changes, it reflects in over all load distribution so, you need reinforced structure to over come this issue. For this reason you need an experienced designer / contractor.

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The Pros

  • Due to their shape and material, shipping containers can be easily customized to fit many purposes.
  • Because of their wide-spread use,there are 30 million unused container are sitting around the globe.
  • They’re meant to be portable, which means you can ship and move them as you want, they already conform to standard shipping sizes
  • If you want to reduce environmental impact considerably containers will pave a way by reducing the use of traditional building materials such as bricks and cement so, its eco-friendly

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The Cons

  • Insulation is the big problem with building houses with containers, moist interior air condenses against the steel, becoming clammy. Rust will form unless the steel is well sealed and insulated.
  • Obtaining building permits may be troublesome in some regions, Local building codes could limit the use of smaller homes or homes built with nontraditional materials.
  • The size and weight of the containers will, in most cases, require them to be placed by a crane or forklift.
  • In most cases, containers require crane to place them due to its size and weight and the site should be easily accessible for trucks.

A shipping container home simplifies the design and build process. The shipping container as a metaphor for a garage in which a lot of big companies had their first office, like Apple and Microsoft, by placing all these containers next to each other forms a perfect move-in ready home. Right planning and design, a shipping container home can make sense for a new homeowner.

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Green Architecture – Traditional Structure examples

Feb 12, 2019
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Green Architecture or Green Design : The buildings has to be design and constructed as Eco friendly building, using optimal amount of energy and resources. So that we can attain sustainable environment for our future generation. Enormous consumption of resources in design as well as in execution is not acceptable in any case. Whatever the delightful buildings, it must be with optimum limits. The olden buildings constructed as huge and traditional, but as a same time it is energy efficient one. The buildings with natural light&air will leads to less consumption of energy. Some of the traditional structures are picturised below…

Kanadukathan Palace at Tamil Nadu – Image : Blogspot

Chidambaravilas at Tamil Nadu – Image : Chidambaravilas

Chettinadu Mansion at Tamil Nadu – Image : Booking

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Top 7 Architecture of 2018

Feb 10, 2019
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Top 7 Architecture of 2019

Huangshan Mountain Village

Huangshan, located near the ancient villages of Hongcun and Xidi in China’s Anhui province, is home to one of the country’s most beautiful mountains. As a UNESCO Heritage Site, it is a popular tourist destination”. It is a cluster of housing towers which take their forms from the granite contours of the Huangshan mountain range. Ten housing blocks make up Huangshan Mountain Village. The floorplates of each one decrease in scale towards the summit, tapering to create a peak-like formation along the edge of Taiping Lake.

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Morpheus hotel

Morpheus hotel in Macau, China, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, The monolithic 40-storey structure, wrapped in a gleaming aluminium exoskeleton, Yet closer examination reveals the hotel’s futuristic-looking design – which boasts a world-first, free-form exoskeleton with its structural geometric grid negating the need for internal walls or columns that would clutter the hotel’s interior.

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Zaha Hadid’s condos

It is an 11-storey structure that includes 39 private residences and a number of luxury amenities, with steel bands and rounded glass corners beside the High Line park. By Zaha Hadid Architects. Named after its address in Chelsea, 520 West 28th Street.  The building’s elegant hand-crafted metal façade is driven by one continuous line, which loops its way skywards. These dynamic curves create a distinctive chevron pattern that embraces interlacing levels, maximizing privacy and security between residences.

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Battersea Arts Centre

The Battersea Arts Centre (“BAC”) building located near Clapham Junction railway station in Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth that operates as a performance space specialising in theatre productions.

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OMA Rijnstraat 8

Upon its completion in 1992, Rijnstraat 8, the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) building represented both an innovative office typology. In collaboration with the original architect, Jan Hoogstad, OMA has developed an integrated concept for the building based on a renewal of its existing architectural qualities.

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Zaryadye Park

Zaryadye Park is a landscape urban park located adjacent to Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on the site of the former Rossiya Hotel. Zaryadye Park is the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years. The area of the park’s facilities is almost 78,000 square meters, of which 25,200 square meters is occupied by a multipurpose concert hall. The floating bridge is a thin air structure in the form of the letter “V” with a large outward extension above the water. It towers over the embankment and seems to hover over the Moscow River.

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Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago / Foster + Partners

Inspired by the pulse of Chicago’s artistic energy, Apple has created a new platform for performance in a city charged by music. Located at the intersection of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, Apple Michigan Avenue cascades down from Pioneer Court to the river’s edge, creating new connections between the city and the river. It was designed by Foster + Partners.

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Staircase of 2019…!!!

Feb 6, 2019
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Interstellar Staircase

The molded plywood which is strong and stiff material are used here to make this staircase. The module are arranged differently in linear or radial and compounded into straight flights or spiral stairs. The module of tread extending as its own structure connecting the ceiling or floor. From the geometrical view, this design consist of two identical halves, the lower half mounding from the floor below supported by its compression, while the upper part dipping from the floor supported by its own tension. This design is purely an artwork (wood work) which makes the environment more special and creates a space for exploration.

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Möbius Staircase

This staircase design was created by 4A four architects Poland, they got the inspiration from Möbius strip. This staircase easily become a sculptural element and a focal point of the building because of its eye-catching design. It resembles the symbol of infinity, users can have an eye-contact with every other in the stairs and it is visible from every point of the interior of a building. They designed it for a financial corporation where this space serves to introduce a client to the company.

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