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  • Fiber Fawn
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: florencia PITA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    fernando HERRERA & jing meng FENG: The building comes together as a hybrid composition of aesthetic characteristics, a coalescence of contrarieties. The combination of distinctly different vocabularies alludes to the programatic versatility in the scope. The design strategy features a hard-edged shell that rests on a geometrically soft under-belly, and both components bear different texture qualities. These articulations of the envelope originated from a process of algorithmic outputs.

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  • Unravelled
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: hernan DIAZ ALONSO

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    fernando HERRERA: Surface has a long standing relationship with architecture and has been the primary component through which we communicate architectural composition. However the less obvious contributor that has had its hand in the making of architecture is the line. The line has typically been the ghostwriter for compositions that have been manifested through surface. However surface has the potential to become a canvas for other rhetoric outside those of the lines’ and can dilute the lines’ original aesthetic intention. The ambition of this project is to remove the surface avatar and reveal the line as the protagonist of this project.

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  • Church of Reformation
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    fernando HERRERA: The ambition of the studio was to apply ritualistic/religious procedures on the existing Our Lady of Los Angeles church. This particular project is an unraveling of the typical Catholic church organization alluding to the church’s roots in first century in catacombs. Being that the church was defined by community and not rituals the reformation of large spaces to smaller hubs was the central formal theme.

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