ARCHITECTURE / ARQUITECTURA: Ibañez Architecture LLC, Ft. Worth, TX

Ibañez Architecture is a design studio providing professional services for select residential and commercial projects. In collaboration with other firms, Ibañez Architecture also provides design consulting services for large institutional and commercial projects. Each commission is personally directed by the firm Principal Gregory S. Ibañez AIA, the recipient of twenty AIA awards for design excellence across a wide range of project typologies and scales. While the nature of every project is unique, a consistent set of principles is applied to each that emphasize sensitivity to context, detail, elegant functionality, and enduring character. A close interaction between the architect and client is an essential aspect of the design process.

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Gregory S. Ibañez AIA

With over 30 years of experience in architectural design, Greg has produced a diverse body of work that has been widely recognized & published. In 2006 he was awarded the Charles R. Adams Award for Design Excellence by the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his career accomplishments. He is currently a member of the Fort Worth Public Art Commission & he has served as a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Arlington. Greg is also a Contributing Editor for Texas Architect magazine & has been a guest speaker for the Dallas Architecture Forum and the Texas Society of Architects convention.
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Ibañez Architecture LLC
512 Main Street, Suite 305
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(Inside the Sinclair Building)

Tel: +1 817 306 4452
Fax: +1 817 200 7243
Website: www.ibanezarchitecture.com
Email: info@ibanezarchitecture.com

I absolutely love these designs by Ibañez Architecture & I hope you also enjoy & appreciate them. Have a great day my friends! 🙂

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DÉCOR / DECORACIÓN: Interior Designs From Around The World

BEAUTIFUL & INSPIRING DESIGNS ARE “EYE CANDY” TO ME – I HOPE YOU ALSO ENJOY LOOKING THROUGH THESE PICTURES OF AMAZING INTERIOR SPACES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

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I hope you’re inspired by these beautiful designs. Have a great day!! 🙂

¡FELIZ CINCO DE MAYO! Celebrating Mexican Culture

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in México, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

México is known for its delicious food, but this beautiful country has so much more to offer! 🙂 Being of Mexican descent, Cinco de Mayo to me is a mixture of celebrating México’s history and heritage, but it’s also about celebrating its present day culture, people, and achievements. And, like other countries, México has its share of struggles, but I hope that over time the country and its people will learn to work together and overcome their struggles.

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I’m proud to mention that México is the birthplace of many talented & famous people, including some of the following:

AUTHORS & POETS: Carlos Fuentes Macias (“The Death of Artemio Cruz,” “The Old Gringo,” “Aura”), Octavio Paz Lozano (“The Labyrinth of Solitude” & 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature), Juan Rulfo (“Pedro Páramo,” “Aura”) Laura Esquivel (“Like Water for Chocolate”), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. *Other famous non-native authors who call México home include: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (“One Hundred Years of Solitude,” “Love in the Time of Cholera”) resides in Mexico City, Elena Poniatowska (“La noche de Tlatelolco”)

ARTISTS, PAINTERS, ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Enrique Norten, Javier Senosiain, Arquitectura en Proceso, Tatiana Bilboa, Erick Sakal, Mauricio Vales Orozco

MUSIC ARTISTS & GROUPS: Thalía, Belinda, Julieta Venegas, Paulina Rubio, Ana Gabriel, Alejandra Guzmán, Luis Miguel, Vicente & Alejandro Fernández, Aleks Syntek, Pepe Aguilar, Marco Antonio Solís. Mexican Music Groups: Maná, Café Tacvba, Camila, Sin Bandera, Reik, Belanova, RBD

ACTORS: Genesis Rogriguez, Christian Meier, Salma Hayek, Barbara Mori, Kate del Castillo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Eduardo Verastegui

FASHION DESIGNERS: Christian Cota, Trista, Paola Hernández, Teamo, Carlo Demichelis

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo & Viva México!, ¡Viva México!, ¡Viva México! 🙂

ENJOY MUSIC FROM:
Thalía – A Quien Le Importa
Thalía – Amor a la Mexicana
Thalía – I Want You
Belinda – Noche Cool
Belinda – Luz Sin Gravedad
Julieta Venegas – Eres Para Mi
Julieta Venegas – Algo Esta Cambiando
Julieta Venegas – Me Voy
Aleks Syntek & Kylie Minogue – In my Arms
Aleks Syntek – Duele el Amor
Luis Miguel – No Se Tu
Luis Miguel – Fria como el viento
Maná – Labios Compartidos
Maná – Angel de amor
Café Tacvba – Eres
Carlos Santana & Michelle Branch – The Game of Love
Belanova – One, Two, Three, GO!
Belanova – Baila Mi Corazón

DREAM HOME: Design Inspiration

Canadian architecture firm Altius Architecture has recently completed this gorgeous contemporary private home located in Toronto, Ontario. It’s 2300 square feet, 3 bedrooms, living room, and dining area with a kitchen which is designed between these two public rooms near upstairs to the second floor.

Winnet Residence by Altius Architecture