What I’m passionate about:
#Nature #Culture #Sustainable #KeepItSimple #Design #Future #Vanlife
Wood or steel?
Both of them working together.
I chose Vancouver because:
I love nature, mountains and silence. Vancouver is well integrated in the natural environment and people value and respect that. I feel healthier and closer to nature in this city.
I’m inspired by:
Empowered women all around the world.
I can’t live without:
Friends, good food, culture and nature.
Burrata and basil
Carne Cruda (from Spain)
I grew up:
In Toledo, Spain, but I moved to Madrid when I started studying architecture.
Master of Architecture, Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid – UPM)
Postgraduate in Basic Habitability and Human Settlement for Third World Countries
I won a grant to study in Rome for a year, where I specialized in classical architecture.
I chose JDa because:
I always wanted to be part of a firm that serves the city and community with small-scale but meaningful projects. I found in JDA my own architectural principles, a great environment and amazing teamwork. And the coolest part is that we specialize in fire halls.
I bring to JDa:
Hard work and optimism. Plus, I’m an easygoing team member. I also hope that I can enrich the firm with an alternative background and European perspective of architecture.
Path to architecture:
I started studying architecture because I always loved designing and drafting. My passion remained strong because I realized how important architecture is for people. I believe architects can contribute to making a better world and I want to be part of it.
I’m drawn to design because:
Design is intrinsically linked to our nature as humans; it’s a part of everything we do. Design is what makes us feel connected to everything humans make that surrounds us.
I’m most excited in architecture today about:
New design methods and building techniques that are sustainable and respectful to the environment and the planet.
Architect I admire the most:
Kazujo Sejima. I love her work. She gave me the first and most beautiful references when I designed my early projects at university. I also admire Zaha Hadid, not only for her work but for what she achieved despite challenges. And her first built work was a fire station!
Preferred era in architecture:
I am very classic. I grew up in a country full of Islamic, Romanic and Gothic architecture and I admired these styles. However, I also like to think that the best is yet to come. We should be able to push the limits of architecture and make it better in the future.
A space that has affected me:
The Pantheon in Rome. It’s the most spectacular structure I’ve ever seen.
What I’m passionate about: