Archinect - Architecture in Gen Z Perception 2024-05-19T16:23:15-04:00 A Memory that Changed Architecture in My Eyes Aileen Zaldana 2021-05-03T14:31:25-04:00 >2024-03-15T01:45:58-04:00 <p><strong>The Memory</strong></p><p>Atami, a place that I consider to be one of the most beautiful spaces of architecture that I have experienced thus far in my life, a hidden beach in El Salvador. This place is one of my favorite places because it has a few houses that sit on a peak of the mountain where you rent them for the day and you could see the whole ocean from wherever you are, a whole 180&ordm; view. And on the far left you have these houses located on the ends of the mountain that kind of make you feel like you are in the southern region of Italy, in Sicily. In order to actually go to the water, you have to go down through a set of stairs, they say its 100 steps all carved out on the side of the mountain. Once you reach the beach it is the most beautiful thing because you don&rsquo;t see it until you reach the last step and turn completely around that you see this amazing body of water with this black sand surrounding it. It gives you such a feeling every time and that is the power that architecture has. </p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ata...</figcaption></figure> San Francisco Row-houses Aileen Zaldana 2021-04-12T14:59:53-04:00 >2024-03-15T01:45:58-04:00 <p>San Francisco&rsquo;s architecture is very special and unique to its location, it is one of the big parts of what this Bay city is known for. Although San Francisco&rsquo;s architecture looks the same all over the city, if you pay very close attention to the beauty of these row-houses you will notice that they all vary from block to block.&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>The Victorian Style&nbsp;</strong> </p> <p>To begin on a super classic set of houses in this city, are &ldquo;The Pink Ladies&rdquo; the show opener of&nbsp;<em>Full House</em>. They are located on&nbsp;Steiner St &amp;, Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117. It is a must see. But looking at their architecture, they are Victorian style specifically Queen Anne. These houses are so unique not just in its architecture but the colors that are chosen. The yellows, blues, and greens catch anyone&rsquo;s attention. The reason they are painted this way was a decision made in the 1960s to enhance and stand out the architectural details that they consist of. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Victorian Style - "The Pink Ladies"</figcaption></figure><p><strong>The Italianate Style</strong> </p> <p>Then there is th...</p> The Architectural Language of a Place Aileen Zaldana 2021-03-15T13:55:26-04:00 >2024-03-15T01:45:58-04:00 <p>How do certain types of architecture become so unique to its place? By unique, I mean the almost instant recognition of a region by looking at a building maybe in a photograph, movie, commercial, etc. There tends to always be something that transfers you to that location whether you&rsquo;ve been there or not when you see these buildings, but maybe even more specifically the language they transmit.</p> <p><strong>Cyclades Langauge</strong></p> <p>To begin let&rsquo;s take a look at the Cycladic, modern architecture from Santorini, Greece. Anyone who sees these beautiful white homes can recognize Greece. Significantly the northwestern tip of the city, a village which is Oia. These homes are so unique to the island with its whitewashed, island like structures carved into the clifftops. The Cycladic style functions are meant to be oriented to the southeast to receive a vast amount of natural light. Painted in white, the thick walls of 60-80cm are meant to protect from the strong coastal winds and extreme heat. Greece is almost ...</p> The Future of Color Aileen Zaldana 2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00 >2021-03-08T17:15:43-05:00 <p>Architecture, a thought process so unique to itself, so unique to each place. But why isn&rsquo;t there more colorful architecture? Why do most buildings have to be dull and dark on the outside? We are currently living in times where the world needs more color in it. Our lives have changed over the course of a year a full 360 degrees and many of us have lost so much. So how can architecture brighten our world just a little bit?&nbsp; </p> <p>Well, it could simply be adding some color to it. In school we are taught architectural projects that are dark or white. Or how the architectures color can be just the color of the material being used. There are only very few buildings known for color, and color is taught to work against the architectural design. And in my experience studio professors have more dark or black clothes than I have ever seen. This major is so fun and creative, yet a monochromatic dress code is preferred and encouraged during final reviews or reviews in general. Monochrome can bring e...</p>