Natural light and transparencies. Susan's House by Mary English and Xavier Vendrell

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Mary English, Xavier Vendrell
Project team
Andreas Förnemark
Structural Engineer.- GE Reaves.
Engineering Landscape.- Hillworks, David Hill .
Susan English.
Long House Builders.
Plot area.- 1,012 square meter lot (quarter-acre).
GFA.- 183-square meter (1,970-square-foot).
July 2022.
Lavaca, San Antonio. Texas, USA.
Douglas Fir door, Fleetwood Doors, Milgard windows.

Mary English

Mary English. Practicing Architect who joined the Auburn faculty after teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (2011–2015).

Mary English is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, where she teaches Design Studio, Materials, and Methods of Construction and Parametric Design.

Interest areas in research and practice: Mary’s research and creative work are centered on the design and fabrication of material structures. Her current material focus is ceramic.

Xavier Vendrell Studio

Xavier Vendrell founded in 1999 Xavier Vendrell Studio Chicago/Barcelona, a collaborative practice of architecture, landscape and design.

Xavier Vendrell studied architecture in his native city of Barcelona, where he has been practicing architecture since 1983. His work embraces a range of scales from landscape architecture, urban design, public buildings, housing and interior design.

In 1988, his office won the competition for the Poblenou Park in the Olympic Village of Barcelona. His office (Ruisanchez-Vendrell, Architects) was involved in several other projects for the 1992 Olympic Games. Xavier Vendrell won the FAD Award in 1997 for the Riumar School. He has also taught at the Barcelona School of Architecture (1990-1998). He has lectured across Europe, USA and Latin America. He has been visiting Professor at Washington University, School of Architecture in St. Louis, Missouri in 1994 and 1996, and visiting professor at School of Architecture, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997, 1998 and 1999 as the Jens Jensen Visiting Professor in Landscape Urbanism. His works and projects have been published in magazines and books, and presented in several exhibitions internationally. He was co-founder, in 1986, of A30 Edicions d’Architecture and he has written numerous articles for journals.



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