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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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  • Jungle house / CplusC Architectural Workshop June 26, 2019 9:00 PM
    Built within a rejuvenated heritage façade of rendered masonry, steel, timber and greenery, the Welcome to the Jungle House is situated in an inner-city heritage conservation area typified by late Victorian row terrace housing and post-industrial warehouse conversions. A two-storey shop top house in disrepair and close to collapse originally occupied the 90sqm triangular site. The original spackled rendered masonry façade had cultural and streetscape significance to the local heritage conservation area and its necessary reconstruction was managed under strict heritage controls.
    Martita Vial
  • Queen Photo Studio Refurbishment / NTYPE June 26, 2019 8:00 PM
    Although located in the city center of Chengdu China, the site of the project had been an abandoned floor for a few years. The floor is comprised of 80% indoor space and 20% outdoor area, while the height of the indoor space is as low as 2.5m in general, no higher than 2.3m at certain locations, there was an extremely strong contrast between dark and bright on site.
    舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang
  • RIBA Announces UK’s Best New Buildings June 26, 2019 7:01 PM
    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 54 winners of 2019 RIBA National Awards for architecture. Presented since 1966, the awards recognize the UK’s best new construction projects. From a small rammed-stone pavilion on the site where King John signed the Magna Carta, to the vast redevelopment of one of London’s busiest transport terminals, the award-winning buildings showcase the breadth of UK architecture today.
    Eric Baldwin
  • Cape Villa House / ARRCC June 26, 2019 7:00 PM
    Overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard in Camps Bay, Cape Villa is set against the impressive backdrop of the picturesque Twelve Apostles mountain range and boasts the perfect balance between luxury and comfort. This glamorous home was completely transformed by ARRCC for an international family who enjoys spending time in Cape Town. Being familiar with ARRCC’s design style, the client brief was to execute ARRCC’s signature style in a new and exciting way to create a modern coastal home with an ethnic edge. Keeping the family’s two children in mind, ARRCC strived to create a space that was contemporary and sophisticated, yet playful and fun.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Sunshine Beach House / PopovBass June 26, 2019 5:00 PM
    An all-encompassing and protective roof is both an enduring theme and a practical component of Queensland architecture. This idea is particularly apt at the Sunshine Beach; where a site located on the dunes overlooking the rolling surf is both an inspiration and a challenge. White sand and bright sunlight are an integrally beautiful part of this site but need to be considered from both a practical and sensory viewpoint.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Salvage Swings City of Dreams Pavilion / Somewhere Studio June 26, 2019 4:00 PM
    Salvage Swings is a cross-laminated timber pavilion built on Roosevelt Island by the Arkansas based architecture practice Somewhere Studio led by Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless, AIA. The project was the winner of the 2019 City of Dreams annual international design competition and served as the center piece of the FigmentNYC arts festival.
    Andreas Luco
  • Tatersal Amador Aguiar Farm Complex / brro arquitetos June 26, 2019 2:00 PM
    The Tatersal Amador Aguiar consists in a complex to support Valonia Farm, an estate dedicated to cattle auctions field, located in Lins, a city in the interior of São Paulo State - Brazil. Its program provides basic infrastructure to the livestock show and guest reception, creating an exhibition and confraternization spaces. The approach to the site suggests an effective rereading of corrals in farms, usually composed by gable roofs, setting a patio.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Foster + Partners Reveal Timber Boathouse for non-profit Row New York in Harlem June 26, 2019 1:00 PM
    Foster + Partners have revealed a new design for a timber boathouse on the Harlem River in New York. Sited in Sherman Creek Park, the design was made for non-profit Row New York. The proposed boathouse seeks to expand Row New York’s free and low-cost programs that teach young people in under-resourced communities the sport of competitive rowing, while also assisting them with their education to prepare them for higher education and a path to college.
    Eric Baldwin
  • South Moravian Village House / ORA June 26, 2019 12:00 PM
    The task was clear: Design for us a contemporary country house.We began by exploring the concept of a contemporary Moravian village. Today, the definition of a rural house in Czechia seems to be ambiguous. Within a village, nobody pays attention to the historical and settlement context anymore. We think that Czech and Moravian village experiences one of the largest urban planning crises in history.
    Pilar Caballero
  • A Video Interview with 3XN Founder on Sustainable Design Principles June 26, 2019 11:00 AM
    Louisiana Channel has released their latest video interview with 3XN founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, in which she reflects on the firm’s design for the Olympic House, the new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee, which is heralded as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings.
    Niall Patrick Walsh
  • Marmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole Architects June 26, 2019 10:00 AM
    Marmalade Lane, Cambridge’s first cohousing development, is now complete and welcoming K1 Cohousing members. This comes at a moment when custom-build and community-led housing are being recognized by the government as viable and attractive models for future housing. The development comprises 42 homes – a mix of two- to five-bedroom terraced houses and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Marmalade Lane’s shared spaces and communal facilities, designed to foster community spirit and sustainable living, are integral to the development.
    Daniel Tapia
  • Foster + Partners, Steven Spielberg, and Immersive Team Up for Universal Sphere June 26, 2019 9:00 AM
    Foster+Partners and Immersive have joined forces with Steven Spielberg to create a digital entertainment experience for the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia. Immersive, recognized as a world leader in the design and production of experimental media installations, conceived the installation having been approached by Foster + Partners in 2016 to create a multimedia experience that would embody the Comcast Technology Center’s focus on innovation.
    Niall Patrick Walsh
  • Belas Clube de Campo House / BICA Arquitectos June 26, 2019 8:00 AM
    The house is located on a plot overlooking the Sintra mountain range with the Pena Palace and the sea in the distance.
    Pilar Caballero
  • ArchDaily & Strelka Award June 26, 2019 7:30 AM
    ArchDaily, Strelka KB and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design announce an open call for a joint award to celebrate emerging architects and new ideas that transform contemporary cities. Apply before July 10.
    AD Editorial Team
  • Could 3D Printing be the Future of Social Housing? June 26, 2019 7:00 AM
    This is all quite recent: less than a year ago, a French family became the first in the world to live in a 3D printed house. Short of 20 years, this seemed like a distant dream, this new technology has developed quickly, and it arises as a possible contribution to the housing crisis around the world.
    Eduardo Souza
  • Elizabeth Diller on The Shed, The High Line, and the MoMA Expansion June 26, 2019 6:30 AM
    On the latest episode of Time Sensitive, a newly launched podcast produced the New York-based “conscious entertainment” media company The Slowdown, co-host Spencer Bailey interviews architect Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in a blockbuster-length conversation. Diller talks with Bailey about designing everything from the High Line to The Shed to the upcoming expansion of MoMA, and also delves deeper into her past, revealing how it was her mother’s idea for her “go into architecture, and if not architecture, then dentistry.” But upon getting into the Cooper Union and studying with professors like Peter Eisenman and John Hejduk, Diller’s path was clear—for the most part, anyway; it’s necessary to listen to the full episode to see why her journey to where she is today was indeed unconventional and roundabout.
    Time Sensitive
  • Beacon of Light Building / FaulknerBrowns Architects June 26, 2019 6:00 AM
    The first of its kind in the UK, Beacon of Light is a unique centre for the Foundation of Light, consisting of engaging and interactive zones in education; health and fitness; sport and play; and the world of work. Located next to Stadium of Light, the home of Sunderland AFC, Beacon of Light provides a vibrant and feel-good environment where people can meet socially; where they can learn and take part in courses to gain skills and qualifications; and where their fascination and love of football will start them on a journey to improve their quality of life.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Call for Entries: Announcement of the Tender for the Architectural Design of OPPO International Headquarters Building June 26, 2019 5:42 AM
    I. Project OverviewOPPO International Headquarters Building is located in Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base DU08-03 parcel, next to Baishi 3rd Road in the south, Zhouwan 1st Street in the east, Baishizhi 2nd Street in the north, and Shenwan 1st Road in the west. The total land area is 18126.75 square meters,the total floor area stipulated is 185,000㎡, including 171,000㎡ aboveground and 14,000㎡ underground (all for underground retail).
    Milly Mo
  • 16 Brick Cladding Constructive Details June 26, 2019 5:30 AM
    Traditionally, bricks have been used in architecture to fulfill a double function: structural and aesthetic. While they act as an effective and resistant modular solution in building structures, their faces can be exposed to constitute their architectural appearance, generating facades rich in texture and color, thanks to the iron present in the clay they are composed of.
    José Tomás Franco
  • MVRDV Reopens Crystal Houses with New Tenant and Facade June 26, 2019 5:00 AM
    Dutch design practice MVRDV has reopened their 2016 project Crystal Houses with a new tenant and façade. Located on the high-end shopping street PC Hooftstraat, Crystal Houses initially hosted a temporary store for Chanel. The project’s jewel-like façade was proposed as a way for Amsterdam to be home to distinctive, upmarket flagship stores without compromising the city’s historical character. Now the project has been renovated and re-opened for French luxury brand Hermès.
    Eric Baldwin

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