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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.


  • House with the Soaring Rock / Spasm Design March 7, 2021 3:00 PM
    HOMES, celebrate LIFE.
    Daniel Tapia
  • KOW House / Edouard Brunet Architecte March 7, 2021 1:00 PM
    The new owner of this small Brussels house wished to develop a multigenerational project comprised of 2 housing units: one occupied by his mother and the other one by himself. However, in order to easily split the 2 units in the future, the house will already be divided into 2 separate flats with communal spaces.
    Pilar Caballero
  • Mazanka Apartment / Makhno Studio March 7, 2021 11:00 AM
    Mazanka is an apartment in a Kyiv skyscraper with a view of the Dnipro river, where ancient construction technologies were used. In the Ukrainian language, мазанка (mazanka) means a small village house built of wood, clay, and reeds. The name comes from the word мазати (mazaty) — to cover something with a layer of clay. Mazanka apartment is a dialogue of our architects with the past. And its result is a step towards the originality of modern Ukrainian design and Ukrainian culture as it is. The client of the project is a young woman who shares our views of a home as a place of strength. She chose our studio to fulfill her long-held dream — eco-housing with natural materials and modern technologies being harmoniously combined, and the design sophisticatedly emphasizing the uniqueness of the space. It was important for us not only to create an interior that will meet these requirements but also become near and dear to the customer.
    Andreas Luco
  • Bugambilias House / Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura March 7, 2021 9:00 AM
    Casa Bugambilias is located on a 300 m2 lot located in the neighborhood that gives it its name, in the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.
    Valeria Silva
  • Who Should Win the 2021 Pritzker Prize? March 7, 2021 7:30 AM
    Once The Hyatt Foundation has revealed early March as the announcement date of the Pritzker Prize 2021 Winner, the speculation has begun to swirl around which architect will be named the next laureate of the trophy. What used to be a somewhat predictable award has become less so in recent years, and if you look at the list of people who have won before, you will realize that anything is possible.
    Editorial Team
  • Regional Music and Dance Conservatory / Studio 1984 + Boris Bouchet Architectes March 7, 2021 6:00 AM
    The Conservatory of Music is at the heart of a much broader public project.It serves as a catalyst for a refined urban lifestyle, breathing new life into the entire public pedestrian space. The use of massive stone in the construction is a striking environmental performance. With little transformation at a nearby source, it makes for a low carbon footprint.
    Pilar Caballero
  • House for a Gardener / Amos Goldreich Architecture March 7, 2021 2:00 AM
    A much-loved garden was central to our design of this side and rear extension for a Victorian mid-terrace house in the Stroud Green Conservation Area of Haringey. The project for a couple, both in property development and one a keen gardener, arranges a sequence of living spaces around the garden and an internal courtyard that gives a constant connection to greenery on the tight urban site. Oak-clad beams spanning the breadth of the expansive kitchen and dining area set up a rhythm that draws the eye out towards the garden, which is accessed through sliding glass doors. Expressing these structural elements not only offers crucial extra head height that contributes to the generosity of the space within the extension but became fundamental to our design
    Andreas Luco
  • The Brix Restaurant & Momentum Living Showroom / StudioDuo Architecture | Interior March 6, 2021 11:00 PM
    The Brix is a tropical restaurant located in the heart of District 2, the ex-pat neighborhood of Ho Chi Minh City. The highly dense and polluted megalopolis of Ho Chi Minh brought us the desire to create a small lush oasis were to take a break from the concrete jungle.
    Hana Abdel
  • Cichosza Cottages / Modernstudio Architektury March 6, 2021 9:00 PM
    The epidemic situation redefined our existing model and style of living. It broke the order we are used to. Closed within the four walls of our very comfortable apartments, we now dream of going outside in a sense of security and peace. We dream about a place somewhere "outside the city", about our asylum, where no one will tell us what and how to do. The answer to the above is the design of Cichosza Cottages. Additionally, the Investor assumed the organic development of this place.
    Andreas Luco
  • Sunshine Beach House / Teeland Architects March 6, 2021 7:00 PM
    Sunshine Beach House is a contemporary home inspired by the sun, surf, sand, and waves. The house has been designed for a young family of surfers with an active beach lifestyle. The ground floor kitchen and living areas open onto the garden and pool. The family can move seamlessly from house to garden, pool to the beach, and back again.
    Andreas Luco
  • CloakedHouse / 3r Ernesto Pereira March 6, 2021 5:00 PM
    “(…) a daring delight for the senses, where the unlikely happens and Magic abounds!”     -quote from the customer, Alexandra Ferreira.
    Rayen Sagredo
  • Piedrabuena House / MUKAarquitectura March 6, 2021 3:00 PM
    The ceramic in the Piedrabuena house acquires diverse qualities as a relevant element. The continued presence of this material in the town and the limited budget suggested a proposal that reread its more material condition.
    Cristobal Rojas
  • Screenshot House / G&A Evripiotis March 6, 2021 1:00 PM
    Screenshot House is located on a Parian hill with a panoramic view of the eastern Cyclades. The main axes of the house are deformed and rotated, so every space has its own unique view through a variety of openings and volume voids. The result is a distorted composition of stone and white volumes, which is harmonically integrated into the Cycladic rocky and rigid landscape. A central, larger scaled volume contains the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen in an open plan layout and it is directly connected to the main bedroom, which forms another distorted volume. All the other bedrooms are located on the sides of the central composition, having independent entrances and facilities.
    Andreas Luco
  • Threeplusone Apartments / Valentino Architects March 6, 2021 11:00 AM
    Replacing a dilapidated single-storey dwelling sited between two of Malta’s most beloved villages, Threeplusone takes cues from its surrounding context whilst addressing contemporary living needs, prioritising light, space and functionality. The building responds stylistically to its inherited street-scape, echoing the elegance of massing, volume, and proportion of a Modernist corner house that sits across the road from its site.
    Andreas Luco
  • Divers(e) Cité Jardin Apartment Complex / Saison Menu Architectes Urbanistes March 6, 2021 9:00 AM
    Designed in partnership with the Gaëtan Le Penhuel firm, this garden block extends Euralille’s operations further to the south. It is part of a location undergoing total urban transformation within the Porte de Valenciennes area, at the crossroads of various developmental timelines, in a diverse, rich, and complex urban context. The overall form of the project stems from particular attention to this environment: in its shape and sweeping view, it provides a counterpoint to the powerfully urban perspective of Boulevard Hoover, and, closer in, to the linkage between these two contrasting urban textures, somewhere between the contemporary architecture of Euralille housing and the Moulins quarter.
    Andreas Luco
  • "It's All About Simplifying Things": In Conversation With Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter March 6, 2021 7:30 AM
    In a recent interview with Louisiana Channel, Copenhagen-based architects Søren Johansen and Sebastian Skovsted share insights into their design process - stating the importance of creating architecture that seamlessly blends into the landscape yet stands out on its own right. Discussing the minimalist nature of their projects, the architects are careful not to put themselves in a box, saying, "When you ask about minimalism in our work, or any other ism, we are not interested in simplicity for simplicity’s sake.”
    Matthew Maganga
  • House on Tatarka Hill / Drozdov & Partners March 6, 2021 6:00 AM
    According to the legend, Kyiv is a city built of seven hills. One of them is Tatarka – a historic neighbourhood in the city centre which forms a narrow meandering hill between Podol and Lukyanovka. The plot where a single-family house is going to be built is located right on this hill and it can only be reached from Nagornaya street by means of taking a narrow side street down the hill, which leads to a distinctive amphitheatre-like valley. We used this landscape feature in the creation of a living environment, locating the main volume on the point of the best possible perception of the whole territory. The main living space is raised and has a connection with the whole plot along its perimeter.
    Andreas Luco
  • IE NextGen Forum Launch - Masterclass: Expectations vs Reality by Savannah de Savary March 6, 2021 5:00 AM
    IE School of Architecture and Design is launching its new IE Next-Gen program, an international forum that gives young professionals from the world of real estate and the built environment the opportunity to make their voices heard, increase their knowledge about the cities of tomorrow and grow their professional network.
    AD Editorial Team