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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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  • Waldbrand Installation / Christoph Hesse Architects April 22, 2021 12:00 PM
    Waldbrand is an installation intended to commemorate the dramatic forest dieback in 2020.
    Andreas Luco
  • HArquitectes and Christ & Gantenbein to Design the MACBA Extension in Barcelona April 22, 2021 11:00 AM
    The winners of the competition for the reform of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) have just been announced.HARQUITECTES with Christ & Gantenbein have been selected to rethink and expand the exhibition areas of the original museum, designed by American architect Richard Meier in the 90s.
    Belén Maiztegui
  • Evelyn Street House / Gruff April 22, 2021 10:00 AM
    Evelyn Street - A reimagining of a Victorian family home in Deptford, South London: Considered materiality and palette combine to deliver light, space, and connection to the neighbouring park.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Building Knowledge: New French Libraries Designed for Cultural Exchange April 22, 2021 7:30 AM
    Designers have created civic institutions, governmental centers, public plazas, and many other spaces as testaments to individual and shared values. As spaces for gathering and exchange are necessary elements to urban life, architecture can also act as a vehicle to encourage understanding. Advocating knowledge while empowering the public, libraries celebrate ideas, curiosity and empathy.
    Eric Baldwin
  • Alstom Warehouses, Nantes Métropole Higher School of Fine Arts / Franklin Azzi Architecture April 22, 2021 7:00 AM
    Located in the “Ile de Nantes” a site undergoing industrial transformation, the Alstom Warehouses requalification project marks a new step towards the objective of urban rehabilitation. It goes beyond – it is about city-making, city-making together on the old Alstom warehouses site so that a new dynamic arises at the crossroads of culture, technology, and economy.
    Andreas Luco
  • A Cyclic Water System Connects Visitors, Senses and Surroundings at the Danish Pavilion in Venice's Architectural Biennale April 22, 2021 6:30 AM
    For the 17th international architecture exhibition – la biennale di Venezia 2021, Denmark is creating a water cyclic system that connects people with each other and with nature. The national pavilion, titled “Con-nect-ed-ness”, is curated by Marianne Krogh and Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, and will be on display from May 22nd to November 21st, 2021.
    Dima Stouhi
  • Prebarco House / 2DM April 22, 2021 6:00 AM
    The house commissioned by a young couple, whose only required condition is to get a view of the sea, suggested a formal challenge that involved the generation of a compact volume and at the same time tensed by this view, achieving the depth of the landscape in a single look.
    Clara Ott
  • Jean Nouvel Designs New Vertical Neighbourhood in Paris April 22, 2021 5:30 AM
    Ateliers Jean Nouvel's new mixed-use development in the Greater Paris area defines a complex vertical neighbourhood that caters to the latest changes in living, working and leisure. Located in the Gennevilliers Neighbourhood, on the banks of the river Seine, Jeuneville aims to create a sustainable and inspiring living environment, a place of synergy designed for a new generation of city dwellers and a new economy.
    Andreea Cutieru
  • Rendering Styles: Different Techniques and How to Achieve Them April 22, 2021 5:00 AM
    Renders are representations that can convey the three-dimensional aspect of a design through two-dimensional media, i.e., an image, providing a preview of how the project will look in the future. However, unlike what people often imagine, rendering is not always a realistic visualization of architecture.
    Susanna Moreira
  • 3D Printing With Thermoplastics Creates a Folding System That Controls Light Temperature April 22, 2021 4:00 AM
    The roof of Euston Station in London is the large-scale architectural setting for the virtual application of the comprehensive Metaplas system, created by students from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. As part of an investigation carried out in Research Cluster 8 (RC8) of the Master's program in Architectural Design, students developed a 3D printed multimaterial system from biodegradable and recyclable thermoplastics. Transforming a series of flat panels into complex three-dimensional forms, students created a structural system with geometric folds that allows for passive control of the lighting of interior spaces.
    Catalina Valenzuela
  • House H / Architecten Broekx-Schiepers April 22, 2021 3:00 AM
    The project is a non-invasive single-family house in the middle of a rural building block. Although mainly underground, it looks out over the surroundings. The main asset is the logical tectonic structure, which gives birth to both the spatial and -via the precise use of brick as the main building material- the tangible qualities of the house.
    Andreas Luco
  • Public Library Dornbirn / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten April 22, 2021 2:00 AM
    The public library of Dornbirn was designed as an inter-generational sharing, meeting, and learning space. It promotes reading, the practice of languages, the exploration of computerized research methods, and new forms of communication. “The new library is a milestone for Dornbirn’s culture and education,” says Mayor Andrea Kaufmann happily.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Wye River House / MGAO April 22, 2021 1:00 AM
    This project is a private residence located in Wye River, a small coastal town located along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The project was one of three Probono projects undertaken by MGAO after the 2015 Bushfires. Our clients have a long historical connection to the Wye River, with a family connection to a man named Paddy Harrington, one of the original builders who constructed many of the town's early Fibro Beach Shacks.
    Andreas Luco
  • Dio Cafe & Bar / Finorm Studio April 22, 2021 12:00 AM
    Located at the corner of a 60s building in the Kau U Fong neighbourhood, Dio offers artisan cuppa by day and curated wine and spirits at night. The design brief asked for a retail-driven space with coinciding functions of a cafe and a bar. The add-on structure on the facade and interior was stripped down to its original state, characteristically revealing the scars left behind from the demolition. The facade was left unfinished on purpose, embracing the imperfection and manifests the transience nature of the commercial occupancy.
    Andreas Luco
  • Aesthetic Lab / CloudForm Laboratory April 21, 2021 10:00 PM
    The value of aesthetic education courses is gradually becoming acknowledged in education circles. New Taipei Municipal Xintai Junior High School leads the way in advocating the transformation of classroom spaces for the purposes of aesthetic education.
    Hana Abdel
  • FU-House / Kubota Architect Atelier April 21, 2021 8:00 PM
    Shunan City, Yamaguchi is one of a series of industrial zones situated around the Seto Inland Sea, where the coastline bristles with industrial complexes. Having been raised in the area, the glaring metal tanks and the fierce fire tearing through the dark night are familiar sights for me. It is a surreal and abstract world. Which gives us a glimpse of the future glimmering with hope for the coming of a new era. The project site is located less than a kilo-meter away from Seto Inland Sea.
    Andreas Luco
  • Elle Cafe / OFFICE AIO April 21, 2021 6:00 PM
    Designed by OFFICE AIO, Beijing's new fashion cafe is Elle Cafe's second location in China. With an inverted T-shaped floor plan, the designers conceived a French sidewalk dining experience inside a shopping mall.
    Yu Xin Li
  • Oak Woodland Residence / Walker Warner Architects April 21, 2021 4:00 PM
    Located in a magnificent, park-like setting filled with mature, 80-foot-tall oak trees, this residence meets the clients’ desire for a family home that is casual, stylish, functional, and adaptable. Flexible indoor and outdoor spaces allow for the use and enjoyment of the site in its entirety, both house and grounds. 
    Valeria Silva