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Cristo is a native of the world's busiest land border crossing, the San Diego-Tijuana region, always exposed to two parallel yet distinct worlds divided by a wall. Hence his inspiration in surreal atmospheres, irrational stories and futuristic landscapes. His work explores the interplay between digital and analogu… Read More
Cristo is a native of the world's busiest land border crossing, the San Diego-Tijuana region, always exposed to two parallel yet distinct worlds divided by a wall. Hence his inspiration in surreal atmospheres, irrational stories and futuristic landscapes. His work explores the interplay between digital and analogue design, merging architecture with different fields like the fine arts, science, computing and emerging technologies; creating fictions by contaminating the architectural meaning with non-architectural data, thus challenging and detaching architecture from previous knowledge of form, function and historical stigmas dragged from the past. Focused on building an architecture of emotions with imperfections, produced by alienated schemes, added during the design process and stretching its conditions, to produce spaces that are not only functional, but also emotional, sometimes weird, nevertheless meaningful to our always changing society.
Educated at the Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, in Mexico and at the IE Business School in Madrid Spain together with the Royal College of Arts in London, where he was awarded second place honorable mention of the: Architecture Practice of the XXI Century Scholarship Challenge. He has participated in several projects around the world with renowned American artist James T. Hubbell. He worked in Tijuana for Generica Arquitectura and in San Diego at CSC Architects. During this time he established Not Enough Space for Tectonics [NEST], an interdisciplinary and collective studio researching the relationship between arts, architecture, and digital technologies, approaching projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor, and balancing creativity with problem solving. He recently obtained an honorable mention for the: 2013 Burningman Airport Terminal and Pilot's Lounge Design Competition. His texts has been published in Bauhaus-Universität Weimar's Journal for Architectural Discourse - Horizonte #7, the book 'What is the future of architecture? Vol. 2 and Shht#3 - The magazine of untold architecture. His work has been displayed in collective exhibitions such as: The Architectural Week Expo from the I.T.T. School of architecture at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT Museum).
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