Archinect - Frida's Blog 2021-12-02T11:44:04-05:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150262072/what-s-next What's Next Frida Figueroa 2021-05-03T14:56:56-04:00 >2021-05-25T11:31:06-04:00 <p>I remember that as kid people would always ask that question of what I wanted to be when we grew up as if by the age of nine we have any idea of what we wanted to do in the future. Somehow I'm finishing my third year in architecture school, something that as a kid i would never imagine pursuing. I now realize that all the small choices I made have led me to what I am now by pursuing the little things that caught my interest.&nbsp;</p> <p>Coming into architecture school i had no idea what i was getting myself into, i knew that's what i wanted to study at that time. I thought that I was just learning how to design simple buildings and make plans. I guess i was wrong, I remember in the first year they made us design a cube, we were all confused as to how that related to architecture and what was the purpose of doing it. They taught us&nbsp; how to think about the space and voids that we without knowing created. Architecture school has taught me so many things and helped me develop a different way of th...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150259995/keep-it-simple Keep It Simple! Frida Figueroa 2021-04-18T15:32:55-04:00 >2021-04-18T15:33:21-04:00 <p>In this world that we live in, that is full of chaos and a stressful daily routine at home is where we get the chance to relax and take our mind off of the exterior world. Have you ever walked inside a building and felt less worried, less stressed because of the way it was designed? It has been proven over the years that the architectural space can affect our perception and can also alter our brain behavior. The simple things like the layout of the space to the material finishes can contribute towards the person's health, mood and productivity. If you work in a space that is well designed you are likely to focus and be more productive. Minimalist architecture has become quite popular over the years as a design philosophy and way of life. More architects nowadays are using simplicity in form, materials and details.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/262f74e7fd80f8bbb31d8f007b7af51e.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/262f74e7fd80f8bbb31d8f007b7af51e.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>What is Minimalism? Minimalist architecture is simplicity, it involves the use of simple design elements without ornamentation or decoration the less you have the better.&nbsp;...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150255116/architecture-through-a-lens Architecture Through a Lens Frida Figueroa 2021-03-16T05:24:08-04:00 >2021-10-16T09:46:08-04:00 <p>Architecture is much more than just creating a building. It&rsquo;s an art form, it's a way to express feelings and emotion. We can see that in some of the most beautifully designed buildings, and how it can truly blur the line between building a box of concrete that would have no connection to the world and then a building that we could consider piece of artwork that would portray a feeling.</p> <p><em>Photographer</em><br></p> <p>What is photography? Many people would think that it just takes having the right camera and taking several pictures until you get the right one you like. Well for me, photography is art, it is creating things out of your imagination and soul. Photography is more of an art, of capturing a moment through the lens of a camera creating an image from it. For example, I take photos because it helps me truly connect with the world. Sometimes people fail to notice and appreciate the beauty of the everyday life around them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Don't get me wrong I'm no professional photographer. I don't even own a ...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150251951/the-color-of-architecture The Color of Architecture Frida Figueroa 2021-02-26T01:19:54-05:00 >2021-03-16T20:06:27-04:00 <p>Is the lack of diversity a problem in architecture ? In my third year as an architecture student we were given a project in which we had to take into consideration the entire environment into which we were designing. Examining existing architecture in the area, accessibility, the path of the sun, the approach to the space, and of course climate change the area is becoming second nature to us very quickly. What we need to also make second nature in our designing and planning is examining the history of a place, the people of a place, and the culture of a place for everyone. &nbsp;<br></p> <p>There are so many aspects to the practice of architecture, it&rsquo;s not just designing a building it&rsquo;s&nbsp; also understanding how communities work&nbsp; and how master planning can have an impact in the lives of so many people. In a field where there is by all accounts a detachment inside culture and race, how are architects supposed to design and understand a diverse community if many of the people designing don't come fro...</p>