Amanda the Architect

documenting the projects and inspirations of an unemployed intern architect with some ambition and lots of time

The Last Post Ever

So I started a new blog. Yet again.

I always planned on revamping this blog with a sweet design, a tweaked focus, and a schedule for posts. It turns out that when I do those things, it means I launched a new blog. Go figure.

This means that this blog is dead. I’ll keep it around, just no new posts here. If you would like to follow along, check out Designing 4 Life and consider subscribing there.

Designing 4 Life is a place to pursue your personal style, learn tricks in the kitchen, fall in love with the universe, learn how to make your own bath products, and so much more! Follow me on this crazy wonderful adventure and learn how to live simply, naturally, and creatively. Design your life, and keep it colorful! Designing 4 Life is divided into 5 categories: How-To, At Home, Be Healthy, Inspiration, & Wanderlust.


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Picking Up the Pace

Phew! It seems that when I start getting busy with one thing that demands my time, everything else in my life gets busy as well. Currently I am juggling a very active social life, working on a new website for a friend, packing for the move in a few weeks, the Socio Competition, the Journal Challenge, and the sun keeps tempting me to get to the beach. Not to worry, though, as I thrive in a busy environment. My productivity soars when I’m super busy, as I have the momentum to keep going without down-time. My system is to store months of down-time so when a busy month comes along, I am all rested and ready to go. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s been a while…

A few weeks since a blog post is simply too long. And so many wonderful architecture things have happened in the past week! I will get to those posts shortly, but I first wanted to update you with a few wonderful resources/inspiration/links/events/pictures.

old house web is a wonderful, wonderful resource I am so very glad I  found. The site is filled with advice for house renovations and various tips for historic houses. I plan on referring to the site often when making renovations to our 1920’s house.

If I wasn’t already swamped from a bunch of little projects, I would love to enter The Sketchbook Project. Who knows, maybe I will change my mind by October and enter anyway.

FUSE is a really fun event coming up this Friday here in Vancouver. If your in the area, maybe I will see you there! Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: About, Inspirations, Projects

Why: Natural Building

I love making lists, so here is a list explaining the benefits of natural building. There are many, as this is not a comprehensive list, just more of a summary outlining all of the positive things natural structures can be/create.

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Natural Building Techniques

First of all, I apologize for my lack of a post the past few days. I’m sure you have been on the edge of your seat wondering what tools are necessary for building a cob structure. And as I promised, the list is here! Read the rest of this entry »

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