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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.


  • Hermes City Plaza / Standard Studio April 20, 2019 7:00 PM
    Standard Studio, icw Joyce Kelder, transformed office building 'Hermes City Plaza' into a residential building with 218 student houses. Each year the Erasmus University program houses their freshman year students in the student houses. Inspired by the tiny house movement, Standard Studio succeeded in getting all these independently functioning homes into the building on the Stadhuisplein in Rotterdam.
    Martita Vial
  • 33rd Street House / Meridian 105 Architecture April 20, 2019 5:00 PM
    Positioned on a narrow 28' wide lot in Denver's LoHi neighborhood, the 33rd Avenue house is an elongated, open floor plan with living space split between three full levels.  While the urban quality of the neighborhood was desirable to the homeowners, the considerable amount of foot & vehicular traffic turning the corner of this particular property necessited a creative solution for maintaining interior and back-yard privacy.  Meridian 105 proposed raising the entire 1st floor of the home to nearly 6' above the sidewalk.  
    Daniel Sánchez
  • Paramount Residence / A Parallel Architecture April 20, 2019 3:00 PM
    Nestled into the edge of a hilltop in South Austin, this new construction home sits on one of the highest points within the city limits, offering panoramic skyline and hill-country views. Due to the steep approach to the house, the building is partially sunken into the earth, allowing for vehicular access and parking below, as well as elevated living spaces above, including a deep shaded roof deck. The split-level design allows the building to comply with city development restrictions while maximizing views out and privacy from the street below.
    Daniel Sánchez
  • Gare TGV de Montpellier, Montpellier Railway Station / Marc Mimram April 20, 2019 1:00 PM
    Because they form part of the territorial network of railway infrastructure, train stations seem to have to be “delocalized”; detached from their fixed site so as to be incorporated into the network. We set out here to approach the project in an entirely different way: to make the new station, the Montpellier station, its own site, a Mediterranean station.
    Martita Vial
  • "We Designed an Exhibition that Presents the Bauhaus in all its Dazzling Diversity": Barbara Holzer Explains her Design for the New Bauhaus Museum April 20, 2019 10:00 AM
    On the weekend of the 5th-7th of April, the city of Weimar celebrated the opening of the recently-completed Bauhaus Museum, along with its permanent exhibition of the 100-year history of Bauhaus.
    Dima Stouhi
  • SanHe Kindergarten / OBRA Architects April 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    Located in Beijing, the Sanhe Kindergarten is part of a large two million square meter multifamily housing development. The building faces south as it embraces a playground. It totals 5,550 m2 and has 18 classrooms for 30 children each, a total of 540 children. Besides the classrooms, it includes a gymnasium, a music room, administrative offices, a common kitchen, and 15 teacher’s bedrooms.
    Pilar Caballero
  • A Close Look at UNStudio’s Dynamic Lines Shaping a New District in Hangzhou in a Video by #donotsettle April 20, 2019 8:00 AM
    #donotsettle is a project about Architecture and Experience. Watch 100+ more videos related to Architecture on their YouTube Channel, or see what we are up to on Instagram and Facebook.
    Wahyu Pratomo & Kris Provoost
  • Design - The Iconic Lesson Proffered by Vilanova Artigas April 20, 2019 6:00 AM
    On March 1, 1967, João Batista Vilanova Artigas, Brazilian modernist architect, proffered at the College of Architecture and Urbanism of Sao Paulo University an inaugural lesson that marks his return to the university after the exile imposed by the Brazilian military coup. This lesson became one of the most influential concept to the next generation of Brazilian architects and we share here the entire speech.
    Vilanova Artigas
  • Medical Center Simone Veil / CIL Architecture + GRAMME April 20, 2019 5:00 AM
    The medical center occupies a large piece of industrial building located in the down town area. The industrial building, created in the seventies, is based on a rational constructive system. The inside space take advantage of the natural lighting form 16 skydomes, and the high ceilings.
    Andreas Luco
  • Architecture and Sea: Outstanding Projects on the Beaches of Mexico April 20, 2019 4:00 AM
    One of the most important factors when designing is the specific climate of the site, this can represent a difficulty when dealing with extreme climates and it is necessary to use insulating materials that adapt to changing conditions. However, when talking about Mexico and its privileged climate, this becomes an advantage for architects, allowing the creation of microclimates and spaces that fade into the transition of what is the inside and the outside.
    Mónica Arellano
  • Dancy House, Marlborough College / Allies and Morrison April 20, 2019 2:00 AM
    In order to increase the proportion of female students at the school, Marlborough College has recently opened Dancy House, an additional boarding house for female boarders. The new building will provide bedrooms for 70 pupils, a range of communal, kitchen and dining spaces with associated facilities. The building sensitively responds to its setting in the picturesque grounds of the Old Bailey of Marlborough Castle.
    Andreas Luco
  • Botanical Garden Expert Apartment / Tumushi Architects April 19, 2019 11:00 PM
    Scenery and orientationLocated in the experimental nursery area of the Qinling National Botanical Garden, the expert apartment is an accommodation building for botanists to conduct field research. To the north of the site, the building is separated from Round Hill Road by a green buffer zone. Further north, it is the Central Shaanxi Plain with fields and path. To the south of the site, the sight cross gentle land of nearby village.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • SUPIN Life Style Store / PMT Partners April 19, 2019 9:00 PM
    Shameen,Guangzhou, one of the foreign concessions in Chinese modern history, has an indelible imprint of history with European architectures standing in great numbers. Under the background of the metropolis in a rapid change, it has already become a place where people experience exotic customs and fashionable petty bourgeoisies gather. SUPIN+LIVING PAVILION stands out from the spring tide of industrial upgrading, located in a three-story western-style building on the north side of Shameen Island.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • Woollahra Courtyard House / CO-AP April 19, 2019 8:00 PM
    A new four bedroom home has been designed for an empty nester couple and three generations of extended family visitors. Built on the site of a 1970s single-story courtyard house, the former dwelling was designed with a gabled roof in keeping with a neighboring weatherboard cottage which presently no longer exists. Taking cues from its predecessor the new house is planned around a courtyard and responds to its current neighboring context of two-storey dwellings.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Hideaway House / TRIAS April 19, 2019 7:00 PM
    Hideaway House is a place of retreat, designed for a couple who have swapped the city for quiet. Located in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, the site is secluded and surrounded by gum trees. A nearby escarpment plummets to the Megalong Valley and the bush below. The existing house is a contemporary barn, with a pitched roof and broad windows. The home is largely self-sufficient and possesses a unique, utilitarian beauty that suits this setting. Hideaway House transforms an underused attic space into a series of bright and liveable rooms. The spatial planning is simple, with bedrooms nestled at each end of the space, and a generous hobby area between.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Pabellón Philips de exposiciones temporales del Rijksmuseum / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos April 19, 2019 5:00 PM
    El Philips Wing supone una parte relativamente pequeña del total del Proyecto de Renovación del Nuevo Rijksmuseum. Debido a las intervenciones por fases acometidas en el pasado, obras sucesivas a cargo de distintos arquitectos a lo largo del siglo XXI, podría decirse que el Philips Wing es un modesto aunque complejo puzzle.
    Martita Vial
  • JL House / Martín Montone Arquitectura April 19, 2019 4:00 PM
    The house is located in a residential neighborhood in the outskirts of La Plata, province of Buenos Aires. In a plot of 10m x 30m, with obligatory removal from the front and from the side, the requirement of the clients to obtain as much free space as possible, and the budget allocated according to a mortgage loan, were the guidelines that led us to generate a compact house, without idle circulation, and with flexibility in the private area.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Studio Hundred and 7 N / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura April 19, 2019 2:00 PM
    An old building in Brasilia designed by Oscar Niemeyer - which in its last years functioned as a school - was reactivated with the purpose of hosting new projects. One of them is the Studio hundred and 7 N, proposal of the Debaixo do Bloco Architecture to receive a cosmopolitan client who lives alone, receives friends and travels a lot.
    Pilar Caballero
  • John Wardle Architects Designs New Curtin University School of Design in Australia April 19, 2019 1:00 PM
    Melbourne-based John Wardle Architects has been selected to design Curtin University's new School of Design and the Built Environment in Bentley, Australia. The $110 million building will include five floors of open-plan work spaces for learning and teaching. The new School of Design will be the first piece of Curtain’s Exchange innovation precinct with 2,500 square meters of integrated spaces available for lease by commercial tenants.
    Eric Baldwin
  • House in The Center / Arkosis April 19, 2019 12:00 PM
    The house takes place on a property that remained empty for several years in el Centro (as San Ramon is commonly known in its outskirts) while it became strongly characterized by the buildings that gradually surrounded it. Despite their low material value, these facades were used as raw material to make evident how infrequently they are taken into account when new projects are designed (they are almost never shown in renderings, for example).
    Pilar Caballero