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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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  • Ferstad Farm Distillery / Bergersen Arkitekter December 18, 2018 6:00 AM
    On the outskirts of Trondheim in Norway lies the farm Ferstad, and old A-listed baroque farm with a well-kept mansion, a barn and several smaller buildings. Situated on the compound is an old ruin where there used to be a farm distillery. Within the ruin walls we have designed a new building in close collaboration with antiquarian authorities, that will be used as a banquet hall and as a farm distillery and brewery.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • Celebrating Oscar Niemeyer and His Masterworks Through a Photographic Lens December 18, 2018 5:00 AM
    To honor renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s birthday (December 15, 1907), Slovenian photographer Danica Kus published a series of black and white photographs highlighting Niemeyer’s surviving architecture. The architect, who passed in 2012 at the age of 104, is considered one of the greatest modernist architects of the 20th century.
    Lindsay Duddy
  • Morphosis Designs a 15-Story Hotel for L.A.'s Sunset Strip December 18, 2018 4:00 AM
    Morphosis has revealed a design for a new 15-story hotel along the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The design comes four months after Silver Creek Development purchased the property and the site of the landmark Viper Room night club. At nearly 200 feet in height, the mid-rise structure would feature an a large interior opening through two connected towers. The sinuous hotel would redefine one of L.A.'s most iconic streetscapes.
    Eric Baldwin
  • Copper Facades: Architecture’s Original Bling December 18, 2018 3:30 AM
    Since its discovery in 8700 B.C., copper has been one of the most used metals in the history of humankind. It has a variety of uses from coins and weapons to statues and even architecture. One of its first architectural uses was in Ancient Egypt for the massive doors of the temple to Amen-Re at Karnak in 300 B.C.The versatility of the material continues in architecture to this day, allowing for a variety of unique designs and uses. The innovative, efficient, and lightweight material is versatile in its use, ranging from facades to roofs, interior applications, and high tech solutions. Sustainable in its natural form, the material is 100% recycled. As the state of architecture becomes more focused on sustainability, copper becomes the ideal material for the buildings of today. Below, we’ve selected 7 projects that use architecture's original bling.
    Martita Vial
  • Blue House / BETA office for architecture and the city December 18, 2018 3:00 AM
    Blue House is not polite: it is an expression of the hyper-personal. Enveloped in Yves Klein Blue it both questions and celebrates Build-It-Yourself architecture.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Minimalistic Industrial Loft / IDwhite December 18, 2018 2:00 AM
    The minimalistic industrial loft is located in Kaunas, Lithuania, designed by IDwhite. The 64 square meter apartment was created in a reconstructed multi-storey industrial building. The main thing that the client wanted was to design space suitable for rent and where the people will be the centre of design.
    Pilar Caballero
  • K-House in Tsujido-Higashi / Ushijima Architects December 18, 2018 1:00 AM
    This is a wooden 2-story house for family of 4 members, located in about 1km from Shonan-seaside. (Shonan is the most famous seaside area near Tokyo)
    Rayen Sagredo
  • RMT14 Residence / Design Identity Unit December 18, 2018 12:00 AM
    "It would be nice to come back from work to a place that closes to nature and feel like a vacation in a countryside every day." is the owner’s feeling that has been brought to the design. Courtyard which surrounded by the building is the main character for layout plan. These spaces allow nature inserted itself into different ways according to each building’s function. From the gate to the entrance, you will find a large tree in the middle of the drop‐off courtyard. Shading of this large and beautiful tree creates an interesting shadow to the two-story building in front of it. In addition, it is surrounded by green hills that the landscape architect designed it to be the fence of the house to create a natural view and atmosphere.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Maison A / Nghia-Architect December 17, 2018 11:00 PM
    Maison A's main occupant is an aging mother who has lived in the coastal village of Nam Dinh her whole life.
    Pilar Caballero
  • CC Office / Creative Crews December 17, 2018 9:00 PM
    Located in Talad Noi district, at a corner where two meandering alleys meet, three row houses down from a local Chinese shrine, stands the new Creative Crews office. The project involves the adaptation of two adjoining row houses into a new workplace and base for the crews.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • Langtin Yuanzhu Experience Hall / CHALLENGE DESIGN December 17, 2018 8:00 PM
    Project ProfileThe project east to Jiangcheng Avenue, north to Taizi Lake and west to golf course, which gives it great view in the southwest side.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • Infinite Creativity / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS December 17, 2018 7:00 PM
    Creativity is infinite and without borders. Creativity is a line, as well as a surface gathered and transformed by the lines.
    Collin Chen
  • Mashouf Wellness Center / WRNS Studio December 17, 2018 5:00 PM
    The Mashouf Wellness Center at San Francisco State University is a new center of student life and an iconic campus gateway. Located on a prominent intersection at the edge of campus, the facility includes a mix of social, recreational, and competition spaces: a two-court gym, a large multi-purpose activities court (MAC), pools for both competitive and recreational swimming, a spa, cardio / fitness areas, a running track, a lounge, and meeting rooms. The Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC) will serve Associated Students, Campus Recreation, and the Cesar Chavez Student Center, as well as the broader campus community.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Casa Naranjos / Fabrizio Pugliese December 17, 2018 4:00 PM
    It is a detached house which is structured from 4 brick walls painted in white, modulated with different fittings according to the space that surrounds, the patio of the bedrooms, the laundry patio, the public area, and a central courtyard that articulates the private area of the public area.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Lavi+ / Estúdio Leme December 17, 2018 1:47 PM
    Lavi was developed with the purpose of promoting wellness through tasty raw foods. The name itself, inspired by the Haitian language, signifies LIFE. The whole concept surfaces from the notion that healthy, truly nutritious foods are the means by which to foster longevity and the betterment of individual’s quality of life. The architectural design of the restaurant has been inspired by the same concepts of the brand, creating an atmosphere capable of nurturing all five senses through the combination of its simplicity and orderliness with the nourishing, fresh raw foods served.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Oslo Architecture Triennale Releases 'Being Tectonic' Publication December 17, 2018 1:30 PM
    As part of the programming ahead of the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale, the “Degrowth” curatorial team have released a book in association with Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO.) The book, titled “Being Tectonic” was developed with students as part of a course focusing on domestic architecture.
    Katherine Allen
  • Francis Kéré Designs a Wooden Art Pavilion for Tippet Rise December 17, 2018 12:00 PM
    Berlin-based Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has designed a wooden pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana. Located in the Beartooth Mountains, the pavilion commission will support the construction of an environmentally sustainable secondary school in Burkina Faso called Naaba Belem Goumma. Kéré designed the project so visitors can experience a "rain of light" as sunlight filters through a structure of vertically stacked logs.
    Eric Baldwin
  • Deer Clan Longhouse / Brook Mcllroy December 17, 2018 12:00 PM
    The reimagination of a 15th century Longhouse in Crawford Lake was designed and programmed as a collaborative effort between the Indigenous communities in Halton, Conservation Halton, and the Brook McIlroy design team with the assistance of Indigenous facilitator J.P. Gladu. The exterior of the building is faithful to the traditional form and appearance of a 15th century Longhouse, while the interior provides contemporary interpretive learning spaces juxtaposed against a diorama of a traditional Longhouse interior.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • UNStudio Begins Construction on Visionary Financial Forum in Georgia December 17, 2018 11:00 AM
    UNStudio has broken ground on their TBC Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia, exploring a “new open, flexible and interactive approach to financial institutions.” Departing from the traditional closed, introverted typology of historic banking structures, the TBC Forum is founded on the design principles of flexibility, and transparency.
    Niall Patrick Walsh
  • Hudson River House / Resolution: 4 Architecture December 17, 2018 10:00 AM
    After living in Manhattan for decades, the owners – a couple nearing retirement – sought to trade the confines of city living for a site with sweeping views of the Hudson River. They wanted a compact home that was as extraordinary as the vista it offered, equipped with just enough space for two.  The houseis lifted high in the air to enhance views, with storage spaces and an outdoor recreational zone below.
    Pilar Caballero

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