Reza Nik Studio
an experimental architecture practice


A weekly piece reflecting on current thoughts, theories, research and sometimes creative writing.

[pomodoro 🍅]

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and studied… probably not since my undergrad days in the mid-2000s.
With the busy summer of active projects behind me now, I’ve got 3 weeks of more dedicated time to study for the exams so I’m implementing the “pomodoro technique” to help me focus.

For those who aren’t aware, the pomodoro technique “is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.” I first heard about it was through a good friend (internetvin) and I think it will be quite useful for me these days. The name comes from the tomato timers which are used for cooking….. but now-a-days there are apps which do it for you, I’m using one called “Focus Keeper”.

Basically it’s 25 minutes of focused work, with 5 minutes in between, repeated 4 times until you take a longer 25 minute break. I’m hoping to cycle through 3-4 rounds per day in order to get as much in this brain as possible.

Let’s see what happens…. ✊🏼


Reza Nik