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I always saw works of architecture as cultural and political symbols of the local area, as well as works of art. Historical civilizations (either still existing or not) are often identified and recognized by their surviving architectural achievements, in both structures and detailing. To me, architecture shows how buildings and structures are able to express powerful social forces of any era. Each building type, style, and movement embody the attitudes of our relationship with nature, our social relation with other people, the importance of the individual person or group, the value of the advances in science and technology, and the role of politics in our world. This interest led me to pursue a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M (as well as a minor in Art/Architectural History) and a Master of Architecture from UT-San Antonio. I’ve been fortunate to have interned and worked with architecture firms in San Antonio and Chicago (the mecca of American architecture; in my opinion), and be able to teach architecture classes while in the process of completing my academic studies.

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  • T.ETERNO Restaurant / Nazodesign Studio October 15, 2018 7:00 PM
    The project base, which is located in the DaXi Mountain Phoenix Range out of the Beijing west sixth ring road, consists of two neighboring private houses with their own independent courtyards. To the south of the base lies a big orchard, through which visitors can enjoy a splendid view of the mountain. The proprietor, who wants to build the whole place into a kind of private restaurant, entrusts Nazodesign Studio to conduct an all-directional innovation renovation on the houses with respect to their inside and outside construction and decoration as well as the landscape surrounding them.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig October 15, 2018 5:00 PM
    “The owners were quite generous with the design of their home – they built it for themselves, but also to support the larger art community of which they are a part.” –Jim Olson, Design Principal
    Pilar Caballero
  • Line 6 Santiago Metro Stations / IDOM October 15, 2018 4:00 PM
    Conceptual design of the 10 stations of the new Line 6 of the Santiago Metro, 4 of which are interchange stations, and posterior development of detailed engineering.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • Benedict Canyon / Whipple Russell Architects October 15, 2018 2:00 PM
    Our client, who is from the sports world, wanted an open-plan house for entertaining but also a photography studio and a gallery space suitable for hanging his large art projects. Working with Barry Chase of CMF Homebuilders and Linda Dahan of Highfire Interior Design, the project began with an empty hilltop lot but required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building. A spiral driveway leads to the property, which then opens to the car park and entrance walkway. On the left, is the upstairs studio space, accessible via stairs that rise up over the first reflecting pool. Wide horizontal pavers guide the eye up to the house where water surrounds the entrance, flowing between the steps, and meeting a chiseled marble ledger stone wall.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin October 15, 2018 1:00 PM
    Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron have released revised plans for the Museum of the 20th Century project in Berlin's Cultural Forum. Designed to house the extensive National Gallery on 20th century art collection, the project was made in partnership with the Berlin State Museums and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Herzog & de Meuron originally won the competition to design the museum building in 2016, and the revised design features new plans and a facade that opens the building to the outside.
    Eric Baldwin
  • Industrial Loft II / Diego Revollo Arquitetura October 15, 2018 12:00 PM
    This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo. Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality. 
    Daniel Tapia
  • Refine your Visuals with Toffu's Premium Content Library October 15, 2018 11:00 AM
    Online shop Toffu has produced a stylish content library aimed at architects seeking to improve their Photoshop, Illustrator, or CAD drawings. Hosting a range of vector and cad format packs, the library's vibrant content is markedly different from standard black and white line figures.
    Niall Patrick Walsh
  • Huaxiang Christian Centre / INUCE • Dirk U. Moench October 15, 2018 10:00 AM
    Repression and Rebirth: A Christian Minority in a Typical Chinese CitySince its construction in 1938 Huaxiang Church became witness to radical transformations: From decades of deterioration to unprecedented urban growth; from complete suppression of religion to a ten-fold growth in the number of Christians. Today, it finds itself in a maze of high-rises. In need for additional space, its congregation decided to build a community centre adjacent to the church.
    Collin Chen
  • The 30 Most Influential Architects in London October 15, 2018 9:00 AM
    As a “global capital,” London is home to some of the world’s most influential people, architects included. This fact has recently been laid bare by the London Evening Standard newspaper, whose list of the 1000 most influential Londoners features 30 architects, big and small, who use the city as a base for producing some of the world’s most celebrated architectural works.
    Niall Patrick Walsh
  • 3BOX92 / Stephane Malka Architecture October 15, 2018 8:00 AM
    Located in Boulogne Billancourt (district 92), on Paris’s western area, 3Box92 is a 2 floor vertical extension constructed on an 19th century existing building.Entirely built with prefabricated systems, the room units are stacked one to another, creating mass superpositions, voids and double heights.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Touch It, Smell It, Feel It: Architecture for the Senses October 15, 2018 7:00 AM
    This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as "Architecture You Can Smell? A Brief History of Multisensory Design."
    Alice Bucknell
  • Old Shed New House / Tonkin Liu October 15, 2018 6:00 AM
    ‘Old Shed New House’ is a home nestled within the agricultural landscape of North Yorkshire. The client sought a high quality, energy-efficient and low-cost building to serve as a house, library and gallery.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • BIG Reveals Skyscraper Design for First Project in South America October 15, 2018 5:00 AM
    Soon to become the tallest building in Quito, IQON is Bjarke Ingels Group's first project to be built in South America. Currently undergoing construction, the largely residential building is a curved tower with gradually protruding balconies. Encased between the dense city and the park, the self-dubbed "urban tree farm" aims not only to encompass the surrounding views of the volcanoes and nature beyond but also to integrate the landscape within the building itself.
    Vasundhra Aggarwal
  • 50 of the Best Facade Construction Details October 15, 2018 4:00 AM
    The facade is the calling card of an architecture project, an often iconic and recognizable element that becomes part of the collective imaginary.
    Danae Santibañez
  • Trends in Real-Time Rendering October 15, 2018 3:15 AM
    Are architects really turning to real-time rendering for visualization? Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine, decided to find out with an independent survey. The results confirmed what many of us have suspected—real-time rendering is on the rise in architecture, media and entertainment, and manufacturing. But the survey also revealed a few surprising details about real-time rendering and its uses.
    Rene Submissions
  • Uce Apartment / Iya Turabelidze studio October 15, 2018 3:00 AM
    This space is an image, a metaphor for a mental outlook change. A shift from the noise and speed of the everyday life to a clean and logical being. Simple, yet complete and deep as a glass of red wine.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award Winners October 15, 2018 2:30 AM
    A’ Design Award & Competition, the world’s largest and most diffuse international design awards featuring 1,962 Winners from 100 countries in 99 different design disciplines. Among the design world's many awards, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale and breadth; in 2015, over 1,000 different designs received awards, with all fields of design recognized by the award's 100 different categories. This year's edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.
    Zoë Montano
  • Eperon d’Or, National Museum for Shoes & Brooms / Compagnie O Architects + Sabine Okkerse + Geert Pauwels October 15, 2018 2:00 AM
    In the industrialized port area of the small town of Izegem lies a somewhat odd monument with an art-deco front office and adjacent factory buildings. During the interbellum, for over a decade the "Eperon d'Or” factory received international attention for its luxurious shoe design and production.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • DIY House / Reset Architecture October 15, 2018 1:00 AM
    Designing for self-builders requires simplicity in construction and building methods, but also creates possibilities to be very specific and explicit in space and presence. Anne and Merijn bought a building plot in 2013 in the new development area Vossenpels near Nijmegen. Without much help from construction workers, they have built a house themselves. It took them a few years but the result is convincing, with great precision in the details, it is built to perfection. We look back with great pleasure on the collaboration in the design process, Anne and Merijn have self-consciously shaped their own living conditions.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Terrazzo Floors Bring History to Life October 15, 2018 12:30 AM
    Terrazzo flooring, with its mosaic style and pieces of marble or granite set in polished concrete or epoxy resin, is known for its flexibility and remarkable durability. So it’s no wonder the method has been around for centuries.
    Rene Submissions

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