J.C. of Countdown City WrestleCast Interviews pro wrestler and Hybrid SOW co-founder Chris Marval

Friend of The PractitioNERD, J.C. sits down with Chris Marval, pro wrestler and co-founder of the Hybrid School of Wrestling on their latest episode of the Countdown City WrestleCast. In the interview, they discuss how Marval got started in wrestling, how the Texas Treats were born, and the wrestling school that continues to grow each day. Whether you’re looking to become a pro wrestler or … Continue reading J.C. of Countdown City WrestleCast Interviews pro wrestler and Hybrid SOW co-founder Chris Marval

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The Hábitat Learning Community in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México

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Lara Hermanos’ Habitat Learning Community is a school located in Santa Anita, Jalisco, Mexico that is focused on childhood education and development, operating with a new educational concept in Mexico inspired by Italian philosopher Reggio Emilia.  The building is a complex environment comprised of contrasts with multiple factors, plus it could aims to be a polysensory and self-learning space. Based on that, the Habitat Learning Community doesn’t resemble the traditional school building, but is instead a diverse, stimulating and welcoming environment.  The school’s program emphatically involves the development of each child with the relationship of the context. The building space is transformable and ductile, allowing different methods to experience and use it during certain parts of the day or any other time period.  This helps the child, who becomes the main factor, take part in a personalized, comfortable and safe space to help them in their self-learning. Continue reading “The Hábitat Learning Community in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México”

Comedian & Pro Wrestling Fan Ron Funches talks about Enrolling in Pro Wrestling School on CONAN

You may have seen Ron Funches on NBC’s Undateable or on Comedy Central’s @midnight, and if you’ve ever seen/heard his stand-up you’d know that he’s a longtime fan of  professional wrestling. He even has a great bit about how to handle people who tell him wrestling is fake (because OF COURSE the fans already know it’s scripted and predetermined), and, to be hones, it’s a really good retort for keeping the “Negative Nancys” and those drunk off “haterade” at bay.  However, Ron is taking his love for the medium to an whole ‘nutha level by actually taking pro wrestling classes, and he explains on Conan, (in the above video) why he’s doing it. Continue reading “Comedian & Pro Wrestling Fan Ron Funches talks about Enrolling in Pro Wrestling School on CONAN”

The Charlie Chaplin School Complex in La Courneuve, France gets an Extension

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The 2015 extension/addition project at France’s Charlie Chaplin School Complex (of course, named after the legendary classic film actor) involved not only getting a new cafeteria and rec center (while converting the old cafeteria into 4 classrooms), but also a new covered walkway and a courtyard renovation. The design firm SAM architecture, with Boris Schneider and Aurélien Clovis acting as the architects-in-charge, took a rational approach by using basic geometric forms that follow the existing site (in relation to the street, party wall and neighboring building facades) in visually “completing” the complex’s architectural design. Continue reading “The Charlie Chaplin School Complex in La Courneuve, France gets an Extension”

Retired Colts Punter Pat McAfee Is Starting His Journey in Pro Wrestling…

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Colts Fan Forum – Indianapolis Colts

Pat McAfee, who recently retired from the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts at the age of 30 as their punter, had become a favorite of many sports fans for his on-field antics — like his awesomely long celebration after a great punt against the Jets where he went all Razor Ramon on ’em — and amazing social media presence — particularly after the firing of the polarizing former Colts general manager. For the next phase of his life, he’s developed a blossoming stand-up career, and he even built himself a wrestling ring, and has recently taken some advisory meetings with Rip Rogers, a veteran wrestler and head trainer of former WWE and TNA development promotion, Ohio Valley Wrestling. Continue reading “Retired Colts Punter Pat McAfee Is Starting His Journey in Pro Wrestling…”

When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse

It’s uncommon nowadays to find any of those classic little red schoolhouses from the likes of Little House on the Prairie or Lassie (assuming it was red; I only remember the reruns being in black-and-white), but it seems that they are trying to make a comeback. Kinda of, sort of; with a modern twist.  Also, it’s not used as a schoolhouse, but rather as a youth center in Rosklide, Denmark.   Continue reading “When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse”

The Habitat ITESM Leon Gets Updated, Inside & Out

Let’s see, you have an older existing building and you don’t want to just let it stand abandoned or knock it down.  What to do?  While you could perform an interior repurposing/retrofit of that structure, why stop there?  SHINE Architects and TAarquitectura didn’t stop there; in fact, they designed an addition that envelops an old building’s exterior at the Tec de Monterrey’s, Leon, Mexico Campus, as well.  In doing so, they revitalized this underutilized space into a 12701 square-foot art/design studio workshop for the students.  The space serves as a blank slate for the students to interact freely, without classrooms or lecture hall, existing solely as an 24/7 artistic communal space. Continue reading “The Habitat ITESM Leon Gets Updated, Inside & Out”