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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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  • Casuarina Fence House / Meeta Jain Architects October 13, 2019 7:00 PM
    Refurbishment and extension of an existing home to convert to a dual home. Lower home for aging mother and an upper home for Son and his family incorporating a lot of garden spaces at every. The project demonstrates a transformation of an old single-family house, into a dual family home on a 40ft x 70ft plot.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Three Garden House / Taller de Diseño Exterior y Arquitectura October 13, 2019 1:00 PM
    The renovation and extension of this hermetic and rigorous house to transform it into a place of contemplation and enjoyment of the landscape had, as a guiding principle, the idea of the garden as a scenario. 
    Daniel Tapia
  • Triodos Bank / RAU Architects October 13, 2019 9:00 AM
    RAU Architects and Ex Interiors build a wooden 'cathedral’. The fully reconstructible Triodos Bank office is taking world firstsFriday 6 September, Triodos Bank's new, fully sustainable and circular office was officially delivered to the bank. RAU Architects and Ex Interiors have been commissioned by Triodos Bank and developer EDGE to design a fully reconstructible, wooden "cathedral" that sets the tone in a circular and sustainable manner worldwide. The office is the first large-scale, 100% wood, reconstructible office building. This building also serves as the first temporary material bank, and the CO2 footprint is minimal.   
    Daniel Tapia
  • ARPA by (ab)Normal & Ludwig Engel for Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 October 13, 2019 7:30 AM
    Exhibited in Oslo Architecture Museum from 26th of October to 24th of November 2019 for the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale (ab)Normal will focus on the existing relationship with the city of Oslo and the automation processes that our rapidly intersecting our path. As part of an on-going research by (ab)Normal with Ludwig Engel, Oslo will be here depicted through a different lens, highlighting several aspects that are yet to come and raising awareness of others that are already within us.
    Diego Hernández
  • “Mario Botta: The Space Beyond” to be Revealed in NY in mid-October October 13, 2019 6:00 AM
    "Mario Botta: The Space Beyond" is a 78’ architectural documentary on the life journey and works of internationally-acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta. The film, which provides a glimpse of the person behind the architect, is co-directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè, and produced by Swissbridge Productions.
    Dima Stouhi
  • Casa Vila Pinhal / Alexandre Faccin October 13, 2019 5:00 AM
    “Sensations. Disruptions that capture our look and produce presence. Inside-out. Curves.” Such initial listening was added to a lake view and to the natural beauty of the Brazilian Cerrado.That was how the dwelling project began.On a white sheet, I started the sketches and remembered my studies on the Renaissance and the dazzle caused by Italian sculptures. 
    Daniel Tapia
  • Kamyaran Project Proposes New Concept of School-to-City Facility October 13, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Kurdish city of Kamyaran - which sits on the transit borders of Kurdistan and Iran - is a developing city that experienced a devastating earthquake a few years ago. The city is located in a district deprived of modern facilities, and the majority of the residents' income is acquired from the transit of products across the common border with Iraq and Turkey. Project developers in the area are faced with several challenges, one of which is the amount of projects needed to ameliorate the city's status.
    Dima Stouhi
  • Fleet House / Stanton Williams October 13, 2019 2:00 AM
    Urban repair. A sensitive addition to the Hampstead Conservation Area, Fleet House by Stanton Williams reinterprets the historic Hampstead Village boundary wall tradition into a contemporary domestic concept. The design originates from the idea of re-establishing the lost boundaries which once defined the site at the junction between Admiral's Walk and an almost forgotten historic footpath, while realigning the house with the pavement in continuity with the tall garden wall of the adjacent Grade I listed Fenton House.
    Pilar Caballero
  • CT Office / TEAM_BLDG October 12, 2019 11:00 PM
    The CT Office is located in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province. After purchasing the entire office building, the client wishes to bring more functions and possibilities for the building.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • Smart Zendo / Sim-Plex Design Studio October 12, 2019 9:00 PM
    Interpretation Of Smart Living With The Spiritual Details of ZenUrbanites are busy in working and they always eager to have a decent and quiet living space as an escape. "Zen" is a spiritual state that pursues inner peace and harmony. It is the healing agent that washes the mind and irritability. Moreover, the tremendous workload of urbanites also made it impossible to manage their homes. In recent years, smart home is introduced to control and improve the situation.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • The Modern Transportation Engineering Center / TJAD October 12, 2019 7:00 PM
    The Modern Transportation Engineering Center is located in the north longitudinal section of Songjiang Campus of Shanghai University of Engineering and Technology, which is adjacent to Sheshan Mountain.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • Permanent Camping / Casey Brown Architecture October 12, 2019 5:00 PM
    Located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station in central western NSW, this structure was the realisation of a dream for the client. Sited at the edge of a ridge surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees, the tower has panoramic views for hundreds of miles to the horizon.
    Daniel Sánchez
  • Villa V / Paul de Ruiter Architects October 12, 2019 3:00 PM
    From the very start it was clear that the landscape around the villa should be preserved as much as possible. A basement was created for the house and the ground floor is semi-positioned in the slope of the hill. The first floor towers above the partially glazed ground floor and the undulating dune landscape. Both the northerly and southerly facades of the first floor are largely made of glass, while the easterly and westerly facades have a more closed character. The closed facade areas on the first floor are made of coloured, sustainable timber.
    Jonathan Alarcón
  • Levitt House / CSO arquitectura October 12, 2019 1:00 PM
    The Levitt House is located in the residential estate La Moraleja (Alcobendas). It was originally built in 1983 and it was two stories high. The expansion of the building (which is now 108 m2 larger) follows sustainability criteria and uses the 3 pre-existing materials of the home -concrete tiles, wood and face brick- to achieve a new and modern design.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Bus Station Tilburg / architectenbureau cepezed October 12, 2019 9:00 AM
    The new bus station is a part of the large-scale revitalization of the Tilburg public transport hub. It is fully tailored to the comfort of the travellers and to a clear and pleasant traffic flow. The facility is situated on the west side of the train station, roughly at the place that also occupied the former bus station, but with the location of the former Tilburion apartment block included on the far west side.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Take a Look at the First WeWork Offices Coming to Bengaluru, India October 12, 2019 8:00 AM
    WeWork recently opened its first offices in India in the southern city of Bengaluru. The downtown space, called Prestige Central, boasts 8 floors and was designed by WeWork Creative Director, Adam Kimmel.
    Mónica Arellano
  • Spotlight: César Pelli October 12, 2019 7:30 AM
    A diversity of approaches and locales is the calling card of Argentina-born, America-based architect César Pelli (born October 12, 1926). The common thread of Pelli’s work is a strong sensitivity to place and environment. Beginning his solo career with the Pacific Design Center (1975) in Los Angeles and shifting through the World Financial Center (1988) (now Brookfield Place) in New York, to the Petronas Towers (1996) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the now-under-construction, Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, each project is a unique response to context.
    Vladimir Gintoff
  • Mapping Frank Lloyd Wright's Creations throughout the United States October 12, 2019 6:00 AM
    Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most internationally influential American architects and is considered the forefather of organic architecture as well as the Modern and Prairie School Movements. Throughout the years, Wright's works have been awarded even more importance, with 8 gaining entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site registry. 
    Mónica Arellano
  • Blue-Screen Temple Installation / Mathieu Merlet Briand October 12, 2019 5:00 AM
    Mathieu Merlet Briand takes statistical data and thousands of photos from a web search as his raw material, which he then reworks with image manipulation algorithms that he has developed. The installation #Blue-Screen Temple is reminiscent of the blue screen that serves to indicate a crash in a computer system.
    Andreas Luco
  • Spotlight: Richard Meier October 12, 2019 3:30 AM
    Richard Meier, the Pritzker Prize and AIA Gold Medal winning architect, is well known for his abstracted, often white, buildings and unrelenting personal design philosophy. Citing Bernini and Borromini as influences as well as Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, Meier received his Bachelor in Architecture from Cornell University in 1957 and took jobs with Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Marcel Breuer soon after his graduation. He began his own private practice in New York in 1963 and rocketed to architectural fame in the early 1970s, after being named as one of the "New York Five."
    Katherine Allen

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