Caran D’Ache, King of Pencils!

Recently, I was assembling a number of drawing instruments to show my students what I considered good design tools. In doing so, I pulled my old Caran D’Ache Fixpencil 22 (Swiss Made!) from an old box of tools. I keep...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA


A close encounter with a herd of goats on the road in Corsica, France

Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

Fort Worth Water Gardens

13 November 13


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While driving in front of the Houston Police Museum the other evening, I decided it looked cool enough to do a short video. Here it is, accompanied by a score from Gerry Anderson’s 1970’s TV...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

28 Seconds To Work

18 December 12

Soundtrack – Leap Frog [Breakdown Take 1] – Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

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The Work of Eladio Dieste

Uruguayan engineer, architect and master builder Eladio Dieste (1917-2000), whose oeuvre comprises a large number of buildings of refined elegance, is credited with the introduction of a thin-shell structure for roofs in double-thickness brick he called the Gaussian vault. These...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA
The Houston Texans YMCA Cornerstone Laying Ceremony

Thank you to Sheldon D. Stovall, Vice President/District Executive of the YMCA of Greater Houston for the following text: Cornerstones and the ritualistic ceremonies are as old as the art of building. The ceremony began with the most ancient...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

NEWS: Duplex Elcano

26 August 10

NEWS: Duplex Elcano

Through its local branch office, BRAVE / ARCHITECTURE has designed and is developing a pair of townhouses in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The project has began construction and the expected completion date is May/June 2011. Also, check out the...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA
Must See: Olibreizh Photostream

While dreaming about potential touristic destinations for a future family adventure, I came across a series of collaged photos on Flickr. I found these to be really good examples of the practice of assembling numerous photos to create a full...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

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