Archinect - Architecture inspired by Music 2021-05-07T16:45:46-04:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150261955/to-me-in-five-to-ten-years To me in five to ten years Rafael Aguilar 2021-05-02T21:55:33-04:00 >2021-05-02T21:55:33-04:00 <p>In five to ten years, my dream as a future architect is to own a firm and work for myself.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s sounds like a very simple goal&nbsp;in mind&nbsp;but, is&nbsp;a hardship to achieve that much&nbsp;to&nbsp;own company.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;My ambitions towards owning an architecture firm&nbsp;comes from&nbsp;my family in which I as a person do not want to follow in their footsteps.&nbsp;As person who has 3 siblings that have all&nbsp;had ambitions to become a great many things in their&nbsp;lives&nbsp;but unfortunately&nbsp;did&nbsp;not&nbsp;succeed. Regardless of what plans my siblings&nbsp;and parents&nbsp;had, they were always met with the disappointment of either waiting too long to discover what they want&nbsp;or giving&nbsp;up in&nbsp;the process of&nbsp;pursuing their&nbsp;dreams.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Regardless of what occurred, they all eventually led to working for themselves.&nbsp;So,&nbsp;in retrospect from seeing&nbsp;my families' mistakes&nbsp;and hardships. I decided that whatever dream I had would be worth pursing and at the end of it I would work for myself in this field of business I chose. Personally,&nbsp;in five to ten years I s...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150260320/from-baby-boomers-to-millennials-and-how-they-operate-in-architecture From Baby Boomers to Millennials and how they operate in Architecture Rafael Aguilar 2021-04-21T20:15:00-04:00 >2021-04-26T21:50:32-04:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ea/ea0f8d1457067152307cd8b623147fa7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ea/ea0f8d1457067152307cd8b623147fa7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><p>In my third year of architecture school, I had a professor who was very old-fashioned in projecting his teaching style. Whenever he assisted any student, he would always offer references from movies, tv shows, and architects from more of his era. His references ran from the&nbsp;original avengers in the 1963&nbsp;(not the avengers we know today through the hit blockbuster movie The Avengers)&nbsp;from the 2001 Space Odessey movie. The 2001 Space Odessey was a&nbsp;movie typically&nbsp;about astronauts in space. There ship was this revolving&nbsp;space craft that had perfect symmetry. He referenced that whenever a student had trouble with the concept of symmetry.&nbsp;Unfortunately, most students didn&rsquo;t really understand his references other than me. Most students were from generation z and the other millennial students didn&rsquo;t understand him either.&nbsp;The point that I&rsquo;m trying to make is that my professor preferred his more old-school methods&nbsp;and philosophy. That&rsquo;s why he made it his&nbsp;absolute&nbsp;goal to teach us his way of...</p></figure> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150259027/the-effect-of-an-architects-design The effect of an architects Design Rafael Aguilar 2021-04-12T05:51:28-04:00 >2021-04-19T14:03:06-04:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8ad5a180f72d6dd486b6ce26935db038.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8ad5a180f72d6dd486b6ce26935db038.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>As an aspiring architect,&nbsp;I&rsquo;d&nbsp;like to believe&nbsp;that the interpretation&nbsp;of an&nbsp;architect's&nbsp;design&nbsp;for tells their personality&nbsp;and&nbsp;represents&nbsp;the&nbsp;society&nbsp;they live in.&nbsp;We can learn how a&nbsp;certain style that matches their&nbsp;personalities&nbsp;can&nbsp;impact&nbsp;society. The&nbsp;people who inhabited an area can describe the&nbsp;decades of history. It can be seen as obsolete structures that ponder&nbsp;us&nbsp;as why it was created this&nbsp;particular&nbsp;way,&nbsp;or&nbsp;it could&nbsp;a magnificent structure that was ahead of its time.&nbsp;Regardless of being obsolete or an innovative design.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s important enough to point out the&nbsp;ideas before our time were recycled and reused today. A way of moving forward&nbsp;while still carrying on past traditions out of respect.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since the beginning of time, humans have relied on some form of shelter. That form of shelter conveys how we occupy our lives.&nbsp;The origin of architecture creates an environment that people&nbsp;accustom to as a culture.&nbsp;The EMBT for example, designed the Shenshen Conservatory of Music that&nbsp;cul...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150256025/materials-and-architecture Materials and Architecture Rafael Aguilar 2021-03-22T03:06:09-04:00 >2021-04-06T04:27:47-04:00 <p>Materials and Architecture&nbsp;are almost considered as yin and yang. One cannot exist without the other. By that, I mean to say&nbsp;how in order for an architect to show his or her expression. They must incorporate materiality. Materiality in architecture is a&nbsp;core identity to the architect's fruition. The&nbsp;influential aspect in all the above-mentioned ideas can be attributed to the value of material choices.&nbsp;Architects like Peter&nbsp;Zumthor, Kengo Akuma,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Zaha Hadid,&nbsp;are in my opinion,&nbsp;amazing examples&nbsp;of using materials to express their designs that came into fruition. Regardless&nbsp;of even using one or two materials, they&nbsp;still manage to&nbsp;manifest&nbsp;their identity&nbsp;through their choice of materiality.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Before entering college and fully&nbsp;pledging myself&nbsp;to earning a career as an architect. I always speculated that materiality&nbsp;was merely just a front to a building. I only thought that materials in architecture were necessary for&nbsp;holding the structure. Even though half of what I said is true. It ...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150251684/architecture-inspired-by-music Architecture inspired by Music Rafael Aguilar 2021-02-24T14:40:22-05:00 >2021-03-02T13:46:05-05:00 <p>Music and Architecture are a combination that I in first years of architecture school have learned to enjoy.&nbsp;When I heard the words &ldquo;Music and Architecture&rdquo;, the first thoughts that come&nbsp;in mind are how there is correlation between the two.&nbsp;Surprisingly enough, there are&nbsp;many common&nbsp;relations to Architecture and Music.&nbsp;Common ground such as rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, and dynamics.&nbsp;These characteristics are factors in architecture that give&nbsp;an architectural design meaning and/or&nbsp;hierarchy.&nbsp;A good example of&nbsp;a building with such factors is The Vessel, designed by Thomas Heatherwick. A structure located in New York City and one of the first&nbsp;places I visited in New York city.&nbsp;</p> <p>On my trip, the first thing I noticed&nbsp;was the network of patterns. Patterns&nbsp;that give the building a certain&nbsp;appeal. It&rsquo;s a basic structure that was created to add harmony and balance within a grid of vertical metal and glass. In music, patterns are a very common factor that makes&nbsp;a majority of&nbsp;the musi...</p>