-March 30, 2017.
From our travels through Los Angeles comes this design concept for a small house to replace an old wooden hut on a lot facing northwest in Laurel Canyon. The plan called for a one bedroom and amenities (fire pit, full kitchen, bar, living, bathroom, walk-in closet) with a terraced view of the valley. We were encouraged to get inspiration from maritime architecture, specifically yachts and cruising boats.
There is a garage on the street above and the client (who lives on the property adjacent to this lot) plans to integrate this new structure to use as a guest house.
-February 28, 2017.
We have begun design and planning for another sushi express location in Monterrey, it will be located in a shopping center within new residential developments on the east side.
-September 25, 2016.
We're collaborating with Digital Cortex in management strategies for their digital projects branch '1604.it' in San Antonio, TX. They approached us in early September 2016 for management methods for expansion and project development/deployment (integration of resources).
-August 9, 2016.
On an exploratory market research trip through southern California (San Diego, Los Angles) for a restaurant developing group. The purpose of the trip is to map and assess probable locations and a viable investment timeline for their restaurants.
-May 8, 2016.
In the concept developing stage for a pool/guest house in the Santiago area of Monterrey. The client's prompt was interesting: create a living space with full kitchen that had views towards the mountains in the southwest of the property but protected from the road running by the property line which lies 3 meters from the new structure, inspired by astronomical symbols; there should be enough room for 4 people inside but also have an outside space/gathering point/lounge/pool-house/rest area near the main property which is a converted stone wall barn.
-November 5, 2015.
Assisting Di Frabo Group in a series of strategies for their headquarters (branding, media outreach, consolidation, corporate manuals, growth and LT development), also with concepts for marketing and branching.
-May 29, 2015.
Di Frabo Ristorante has been completed and is scheduled to open to the public within the next two weeks. Project came within budget at finish out. This was TAM's first U.S. project and we're very happy with the experience.
-October 26, 2014.
Di Frabo Ristorante Italiano: we have a tentative opening date, everything according to plan, the restaurant will open by the first week of August 2015.
We are on schedule to start construction in November.
-September 24, 2014.
We've been hired to design the offices of asistro.com, a tech company that created an organisation and management application for large events.
-July 27 2014.
We began working in collaboration with DHR Architects on the new restaurant for Di Frabo Group in San Antonio, Texas.
Here is the team, from left:
Gabriel Durand-Hollis, Arturo Nájera, Marcelino García, Amy Schutz and Sara O'Rourke.
-UPDATE June 15, 2014: we found our local partner, Durand-Hollis Rupe Architects.
-October 28, 2013.
We're developing a new restaurant concept for the city of San Antonio, Texas. It will become the model for a franchise and is based on an older project we created in 2003 in Monterrey.
We are looking for local partners to collaborate with on this project for the specification and construction phase,
-June 28, 2013. New Houses.
Two new home projects: Weg House and TCR House, both in the city of Monterrey.
Single family home (work in progress), we have been tweaking the project to design different "looks" for the architectural program. Below is an early study.
A fluid shell that lets in natural light and the surrounding landscape.
-March 31, 2013. Art Pavilion.
We have been in talks since late july of last year to design and build a private art gallery in Monterrey, to display a collection of paintings, sculptures and art objects. Our initial concept is to create a platform with a pavilion of sinuous, sensual lines, straight thick walls in marble, ashlar stone, granite, steel and glass, and a reflecting pool for a sculpture from the collection.
This project is still in the 'design and planning' stage,it would be built on the client's property where a large side garden meets the boundary wall (property limit), approximately 400 square meters. Below is a sketch of the establishing concept:
-Nov 6, 2012.
Our rainforest eco-resort is well on its way to completion, a few more things to sort out on the bungalows and reception fronts, and it will be ready for guests. Although the riverside camping area, pool, bathrooms, island deck, observatory balcony and the mountain paths have been open to the public since last year, the hotel and bungalows on the mountain side are still under construction to be finished very soon.
Path from the front desk to the bridge that crosses to the river-side area.
-Jun 13, 2012.
The Argentine food shack we were developing is now finished, open to the public, and the franchise has an official name: más empanadas.
-Feb 20, 2012.
We have been hired to design and create a model franchise for a new restaurant that will serve Argentinian food. (take-out and home delivery at first, then plans are to expand to serving in-store.)