07 October 2010

A PASSION FOR ARCHITECTURE: THEN AND NOW!




MY EARLY WORK:















Proyecto Casa Cubo: Guadalajara, México (1992-93).




Centro de meditación en Tapalpa, Jalisco, México (1993).

























Proyecto Hotel y Centro de Convenciónes. Guadalajara, Mexico (1994).






















Proyecto de Tesis: Restauración Templo San Miguel de Belén y conjunto urbano - with Juan Manuel Salgado (1994-95).
Work at Seville University and UIA Barcelona 1996 will take place in another blogpost.



The architectural pilgrimage: Europe from January 1996 to November 2003.


Daniel Libeskind lecture on the extention of the V&A Museum. Other influential lectures at the Royal Academy of Arts and RIBA included Norman Foster, Kisho Kurokawa, Charles Jencks and visits to Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and DEGW studios.

Some of the following shots include conference at the UIA Barcelona 1996 where I got to attend to presentations by Herzog and De Meuron, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Ricardo Legorreta.

During that summer I also met Rafael Moneo in a social event to which I was invited by Eduard and Babette Ferrer Pedralbes, Barçelona.















On my architectural pilgrimage I also got to interview Alvaro Siza at his own studio while living and studying in Porto, north Portugal. Alvaro Siza remains one of the keen rationalists who still embraces Le Corbusier's school of thought and design - form follows function - but adds an stylistic southern grace to his vocabulary, yet in a smaller scale to what Oscar Niemeyer has done in Brasil.

Below "Siza and me" and the shot after this one was taken with my Welsh pal Paul Davies during our university semester in Denmark at Aalborg University. Other shots are from Catalunya and Cantabria both at north east and north west sides of Iberia:



Site visit to La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
with Jordi Bonet i Armengol Project Director (2004).



From Antonio Gaudí to Nicholas Grimshaw (1996 to 2003):



The architectural pilgrimage AUSTRALIA 2003 - 2010. From Glenn Mercutt to LAB Architecture:









HERE AND THEN :: SUCH IS LIFE

Recent vist to Glenn Mercutt's exhibit in Sydney (2009) and talks by Jean Nouvel (2009) Kieran Timberlake Associates, James Timberlake talk on the Cellophane House for their MoMA exhibition, 2008. Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. Other lectures by Cameron Lyons and Rick Joy and Gaeta Springall Arquitectos (Julio & Luby) in Melbourne (2010). Last images, immersed in Paris (2003) and sketching in Odense, Dk (1996):




Next gig: Presenting at "La Architettura Biennale di Venezia "-November 2010 Va bene!