How does an intern architect interact with another intern architect


First: The very first way is that you show off your portfolio, which you would have spend most of your time in the past days, even more than breathing.

From there every other thing starts, the quotes you use, the software which you were well versed in, the competitions you have enrolled and won in, you were the president or the vice-president or a member of some committee which does something in your institution.

Then comes your favorite architect or your favorite style, then you talk about the buildings you have been to and your school has taken you too. You talk about the north and the south, the east and the west. And you talk about the climate and how it affects your design.

While you are at work, you tell the person right next to you the few shortcuts you know in a certain software keeping in mind this will once help you again when the person will teach you some shortcuts in some other software.

Then you’ll talk about coffee, at coffee, there you’ll talk about living a busy life, going new places, meeting new people and enjoying life the fullest.

Our seniors at office talk about the expo’s and we comment by sharing our little knowledge on expo’s we’ve went as a student, most of the time it will just be your personal story rather than useful information.

Then when you are assigned a job, you show your work to every intern architect you know before you submit your work to your senior, you are never confident enough, but you anyway show it.

Your intern friend is never too concerned about your work, they either talk to you because they want to show off or that they need to waste time a bit.(actually from the work they have in hand)

Then come the corrections from the person who assigned you the work and then comes a whole list of  “You see” ‘s  and “I told you so” ‘s from that intern next to you.

But anyway you are happy you have another person at least to share the same position as you and you go soft on them, asking about their hobbies to change your mood; their favourite restaurants and cafes, their hide out spots and their favorite movie artist or book writer.

And when at the end of the day when you have something in common you hold on to it for the next few months of internship to cheer him/her up whenever they are happy or sad. This is called manipulation, but the good way round.

And every time you meet that person again, you always greet them well because they are going to be a big part of your life which might influence you a lot so why not, no?

This is just me showing off my experience;  to tell others that nothing is really very bad after all.



             We say architecture and we cut down trees, we say design and we give huge windows, we call it style when we give projections in concrete and say we are satisfied with obnoxious shapes. What is man trying to achieve with these moves? The direct effects are purely visible – we are the proud creators of global warming, pollution and even fear of living, that’s what is undoubtedly evident.

             The coniferous plants and turf grass will do no more than what we actually have now in rice and bajra, what do we see in fountains more than in waterfalls. We want urban-I-zation so much, everything to our self, my own dining, my own garden space and so, everything has become me and my, and it doesn’t sound funny or for your sake prestigious.

               We want our buildings to be strong and so we dig, we dig, dig and dig. We dig for sand, we dig for resources, we dig for foundation and we dig for water. We saw artists recreating natural landscapes but now we create urbanscapes and again recreate them on screen.  We say we build energy efficient buildings but most of it is just arriving at the best checklist of design elements.

        Do we need to change? If so, what do we need to change? Where is that we start with?

             We begin with us, every time. What do you think would happen if everything that is consumed is natural? When we produce no waste at all?  When we do not mess up with the existing climate?

             We erect huge buildings in certain areas saying it is economical and we say it’s art and do things that we might regret later. We spend money on facades, on our faces and we give little concern to the structure, to our body.

        We need reformation in our ways, we need to change with our support systems.

               Everyone says they are running behind progress – Villages are moving; trying to catch up but they have become cities in the process, development is so much one way. Why can’t we just develop in villages, why can’t progress happen in rural areas, all you need is education and the right means of execution.

               People say they find peace in countryside and they find power in a city. Urban areas can become even more habitable if we offer more peace than existing and we can stop people leaving the country if we give them reasonable work to stay economically proud.

               We earn, we spend, this doesn’t just stick to money and this also applies to human relationships and nature of things happening. So what if we are able to think beyond money that’s when we can actually think for ourselves.

               We would get attracted by natural beauty in ages we dint know why, but now we have the means to know the reason behind every happening on earth and beyond. Our views on beauty have changed with times. Content was not created for us, it was created to keep us moving and stay immovable, to keep us away from the actual happenings.

               We say our usual lives expect us to stay in cities to earn and enjoy and go to a village to relax and sustain. We’ve never thought otherwise.

And we will never know that it was our fault.

        We need to re- interpret!