Algiers 20XX Disruptive Urbanism Competition

The Algiers 20xx competition international ideas competition sought disruptive ideas for urban design. The scope of the intervention was the bay of Algiers. Entrants were challenged to imagine a design intervention in an area defined as …

 

Graphic Design Samples

Just some examples of graphic design work I’ve done:                 Teleo Design Lab Logo

 

Melodies to Memories

When life’s enchanting tune is silenced, be it abruptly or by slow decline, and each the stood partakers of it’s dance obtain their couch in turn – when such portion is mine, and melody turns into …

 

IDEAS: A Sonnet

For my college transfer application essay, I shared an excerpt from a poem I wrote called ‘Ideas’.   The poem was inspired by the fact that it’s so important to share good ideas (one of the …

 

Unreal Engine Study

I’ve been learning Unreal Engine for a little while now. It’s probably the best visualization software that I’ve used before. Plus it does real-time rendering, which allows you to take a scene and visualize it live …

 

Crossing Serengeti: Pt. 1

I have already stated yet still cannot fully express my love for wildlife. I mean, in another world, I’d be a lion whisperer because lions and elephants hold a special place in my heart. Maybe I …

 

Disruptive Urbanism: The Future of Parking

Something I’ve been contemplating for a little while as part of my revisit to disruptive urbanism is the future of parking. Self driving cars are all the craze, and with good reason. There are a multitude …

 

Disruptive Urbanism Revisited: PT 1

One of my favorite projects out of all of those I completed in Architecture school, began in a studio entitled Disruptive Urbanism. I decided to revisit this project to see if and how I could build …

 

Poem: Beauty in the Slums

The following is a poem I wrote about seven years ago. I originally published it on a separate blog that I have since deactivated. Driving home from school, our bus would sometimes take a detour through …

 

That one time I tried to be Vegan…

Earlier this year, I tried to be vegan. Keyword: tried. There were myriad reasons for wanting to make this change… health, weight loss, the traumatic videos I watched on Netflix about the food industry and the …

 

Trump’s Retrograde America

A Brief Architecture Manifesto Political writers have spilled much ink during the course of the 2016 election season, most of which poured light on the reality that a Trump victory in America would be a loss …

 

Mixed Use Re-positioning Project

Hop off Metro Line 11 at Anting Station and you will find yourself at a rather unusual stop – neither inside nor fully outside of a mixed-use development. This is the gateway to the Life Hub …

 

Poem: The Humbled Man

There are few things that upset me as deeply as seeing injustice, especially when it comes to the rich vs. poor dichotomy. So I was particularly troubled when during a trip home, I saw a homeless …

 

Reflections on the Hult Prize

In the Fall of 2014, I was a sophomore studying Architecture at USC. It was at this time that I first came across the Hult Prize. A friend of mine had shared the opportunity with me, …