Designing the world we live in

The way we live, build, restore, expand and organize our life and environment is very important for the present and future of the world as we know it. We are all in the search of sustainable societies and the rescue of the environment while learning to live a healthier life for us and our surroundings.

I am convinced that we can apply sustainable concepts one step at the time with no extra cost or extreme changes to our ways of life. There is always an easier way to “green” our environment or move a little towards a greener life without extensive efforts.

I believe that sustainable living is not as a way of stopping population growth or development, but doing it in a responsible way for the environment and while ensuring our survival.

As it was adopted in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development:  “Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.  We are ready for the challenge.
Nature Works:

“Those who look for the law of nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator” (Antonio Gaudi)


Today, we look for inspiration in nature and its systems, trying to understand their perfection, and finding answers for our imperfect systems.

We should start to change the way we think of cities and build environments and start to understand them as a forest of living communities within, understanding each building as a breathing tree. Each tree will harbor a whole ecosystem, with living communities. Each of these trees will behave as an entity that nurtures from the forest (city) and relate with the other entities in it.

Understanding that happy and clean environments are enjoyable spaces where people can thrive without creating damage to their surroundings, will help changing the way we design.



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Studio Model of Senior Buiilding currently under construccion in Palo Alto, California
Residential Complex in Palo Alto con 40 Sustainable Town Houses in California Palo Alto
LEED Hotel still in project in Palo Alto, California
Convenience Store, car wash and gas station in Caracas Venezuela
Green sustainable high rise multiuse in San Francisco (Academic)
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The Process of desing

The site:
Every site is unique and it reflects the relationship between earth and sun, wind and water. It also reflects its history and human context. All this will determine that particular question that needs an answer, in other words, the right proposal for the clients needs.

The heart:
Clients and users are the hearth of the project. The understanding of their needs, in concordance with their budget, time and local contextual ordinances will finally shape the structure and finally give life to the spaces.

Materials, pieces of the puzzle:
The right choice of material will be determined by the local practices, durability, usability, sustainability and resources. They will determine the methods of construction and the optimal way that makes the construction trade an art. 
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Here you will find some of my recent design work and  design philosophy.
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