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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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  • Curtin University Midland Campus / Lyons Architects + Silver Thomas Hanley August 5, 2020 8:00 PM
    Curtin University’s ‘Midland Campus’ is a 3,000m2 three-storey Health Sciences educational facility for multidisciplinary training. The site resides near the confluences of the Helena and Swan rivers in the culturally rich area of ‘pre’ and ‘post’-colonial histories, with significant heritage rail workshops adjacent to traditional Whadjuk country.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Water House / Di Frenna Arquitectos August 5, 2020 7:00 PM
    Built in Colima, under a tropical-humid climate; It was decided to take advantage of the opportunity to design a project that could be lived and opened completely to the outside. The emplacement was rooted in a “U” formed plan to praise a characteristic yellow-flowered Primavera tree and other Parotas that accompanied it. Therefore, the architectural program could be developed facilitating the privacy of the house and its views; allowing the creation of their own environment and embracing the key components: the trees, the pool and the inner courtyard.
    Clara Ott
  • The Broken House / NPS Arquitectos August 5, 2020 5:00 PM
    It was probably a few hours after the "Grândola Vila Morena"1 by Zeca Afonso, echoed on the telephony, the 2nd 'password-song’ of a revolution that would free Portugal from a dictatorial regime, on 25 April 1974, that a journey which had begun a few months earlier was abruptly interrupted. The construction site was abandoned that same day, becoming a kind of contemporary ruin of an anonymous residential building. 42 years later the process was retaken, redefining a new journey to turn this peculiar lot into a House – Atelier.
    Valeria Silva
  • Cuartel del Mar Restaurant / More&Co August 5, 2020 4:00 PM
    With a terrace overlooking the beach of Playa de la Barrosa, a patio with a capacity for 250 people and a restaurant area for 100 diners, El Cuartel del Mar, the new space of Azotea Grupo, is located in an unbeatable location.
    Pilar Caballero
  • 105 Collective Housing La Jaguère / Guinée et Potin Architects August 5, 2020 2:00 PM
    The challenges, both urban, architectural and landscaped, of block 5 of the Jaguère eco-neighborhood are major; it is a question of contributing to the writing of the identity of a new district of Rezé, rich in a geographical location and strategic landscape.
    Valeria Silva
  • Eagle County Regional Airport Concourse Replacement / Gensler August 5, 2020 12:00 PM
    The Eagle County Regional Airport serves both locals and visitors of Eagle County and the Vail Valley. A reimagined concourse was constructed with six new gates in a design-build collaboration with Gensler and Hensel Phelps. The primary purpose of the project was to resolve gate lounge sizing issues to accommodate both current and future enplanements, as well as enhance the overall passenger experience.
    Andreas Luco
  • Devon Passivhaus / McLean Quinlan August 5, 2020 10:00 AM
    Planning for this project was won under Paragraph 79, the Country House Clause, with a design taking inspiration from the surroundings. The overall design is simple and clean. An elegant brick front complements the brickwork of the of garden wall and a discrete front door opening references the gate in the garden wall. Further down, an oriel window breaks through, hinting at what is behind.
    Andreas Luco
  • Tiny House Made from Recycled Materials Begins Construction in Bali August 5, 2020 8:30 AM
    Bali-based Stilt Studios has begun construction on a new prefabricated tiny house made out of recycled Tetra Pak cartons. The team has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to create awareness for the use of recycled materials. Designed to promote local, circular economies, the first prototype is now being built and sales of the tiny house will commence in October this year.
    Eric Baldwin
  • Studio thonik Studio Office / Studio thonik + MMX architecten August 5, 2020 7:00 AM
    The building is a spatial manifesto of thonik’s design philosophy, characterised by social commitment and a playful take on modernism’s heritage. Founded in 1993 as a mostly analogue graphic design practice, thonik rapidly evolved towards digital, using moving images as a starting point for all forms of expression. Studio thonik is the practice’s latest creation and its first architecture venture.
    Paula Pintos
  • Morris + Company Transforms Original Home of Pioneer Architect Walter Segal in London August 5, 2020 6:30 AM
    Morris + Company has just received planning approval to create a timber extension to Walter Segal’s Highgate residence in London. The transformation aims to revive the original architecture of the house, built by the architect himself in 1965 and introduces a contemporary intervention to the iconic village home.
    Christele Harrouk
  • House Luisina / Reimers Risso Arquitectura August 5, 2020 6:00 AM
    The house was designed for 4 possibilities of expansion, the need to propose changes that guarantee adaptability, and the possibility of them being made by the occupier with complete independence was one of the premises. This is a house that includes photographic studio, with extensions that adapt to public uses such as workshops and expo. In the first initial stage, minimum domestic space is proposed, the remaining extensions remain latent in the resolution of the structure, both from a technical and spatial point of view. Research on small suburban houses The houses are located on the outskirts of the town center. The land occupation strategy focuses on the disposal of reduced surfaces on a more extensive modular grid.
    Andreas Luco
  • How to Future-Proof Our Cities? 4 Key Initiatives to Increase Resilience August 5, 2020 5:30 AM
    Our cities, vulnerable by nature and design, have generated the biggest challenge that humankind has to face. With the vast majority of the population expected to settle in urban agglomerations, rapid urbanization is going to raise the issue of adaptability with future social, environmental, technological and economic transformations.
    Christele Harrouk
  • Bendigo Law Courts Designed as Iconic Landmark in Australia August 5, 2020 5:00 AM
    John Wardle Architects have designed the new Bendigo Law Courts in Australia, and the team's proposal is currently on public exhibition. The project will be the first in Victoria to feature multiple specialist courts in one location. The city's future law building aims to transform the delivery of justice in Bendigo and Loddon Mallee, an area extending from Kyneton to Mildura throughout the north-west of Victoria.
    Eric Baldwin
  • Photographing Brutalist Architecture (and Its Evolution) in Barcelona August 5, 2020 4:00 AM
    Rodolfo Lagos shared a series of photographs capturing the Brutalist architecture of Barcelona, illustrating how the movement has evolved in this iconic city.
    Fabian Dejtiar
  • Eastern Bloc Buildings: Monolithic Housing Blocks August 5, 2020 3:30 AM
    This article is part of "Eastern Bloc Architecture: 50 Buildings that Defined an Era", a collaborative series by The Calvert Journal and ArchDaily highlighting iconic architecture that had shaped the Eastern world. Every week both publications will be releasing a listing rounding up five Eastern Bloc projects of certain typology. Read on for your weekly dose: Monolithic Housing Blocks.
    Lucía de la Torre
  • Nama Lingerie Shop / AKSL architekti August 5, 2020 3:00 AM
    In the beginning of 2018 AKSL arhitekti got invited to refurbish the 3rd storey of Ljubljana’s famous department store NAMA, opened in 1939. Third storey of an old department store is completely devoted to a woman’s underwear. It was immediately clear that a new interior design concept can flirt with a femininity in general and with spatial relations to boudoirs / private lady dress rooms. Space is divided into two parts, separated with the main escalators and stairs. Right part is completely redesigned with a new furniture elements and special interior surfaces and colours, when the left part plays a bit more pragmatic role and uses a basic colour code rule and as well some standard equipment features from the brand suppliers itself.
    Andreas Luco
  • Colour Hostel Renovation / AML Design studio August 5, 2020 2:00 AM
    In recent years, the flood of home stay facilities around Beijing and the intense market competition has led to the emergence of a large number of "Moganshan" -like home stay facilities, which can be used for reference and imitation, just like looking in the mirror. However, in Beijing, a cultural and artistic center, the blooming of a hundred flowers is its own uniqueness.
    Collin Chen
  • River House F / Bert Pepler Architects August 5, 2020 1:00 AM
    Located on the Kromme River estuary, that flows into the warm Indian ocean, the house has been conceptualized as a summer retreat for a family living in London. The long and narrow, 3330m2 site is positioned in an older part of the village, stretching from the street to the river. Flanked on both sides by neighboring properties, the site faces north with a south entry approach. The adjoining house, set among established trees and indigenous vegetation is one of the original St Francis Bay bungalows. The vernacular, which is a combination of fisherman’s cottage and Cape farm architecture, provided a reference point for the project. Architectural guidelines exist for the village, with white rendered walls and pitched roofs in either thatch or slate being a requirement. In addition environmental regulations prevent development within 20 meters from the river. 
    Hana Abdel