Luis Gonzalez

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Luis Gonzalez
Posted about 1 year ago
David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?
When the Buddha was born, a sage said he would grow up to either conquer the world, or renounce from it. Just as he did, we must follow our hearts and recognize our true place in life. Dedicating our lives to something we believe in, is the reconciliation of "Adam 1 and 2"... Dedicating your life to something you believe is great, requires the tenacity and boldness of Adam 1, but the ultimate goal is to leave a mark, to make a difference, affect people's lives. That is the realm of Adam 2.
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Luis Gonzalez
Posted about 3 years ago
Liz Diller: A new museum wing ... in a giant bubble
think the space could actually be pretty interesting, and even the concept. but there isn't any care in the form? why just a seemingly random shape? a bubble can be beautiful, this seems clumsy and just plain weird. with a little bit more work, i think something very poetic and conceptually strong could have come out. but this is just a blob.
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Luis Gonzalez
Posted about 3 years ago
What's one lesson you find super compelling?
peace of mind is the only thing we are really looking for, and really after. nothing gives us peace of mind except for looking at things the way they really are, not with our limited perceptions. The only hard thing about finding peace of mind is just that, finding it. everybody has their own method. I read the buddhist dharma, and just reading the truth of the words is powerful enough to change mindsets and attitudes.
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Luis Gonzalez
Posted over 3 years ago
Bjarke Ingels: Hedonistic sustainability
The great thing about this is not sustainability or architectural beauty. It's about pure cleverness. The bridge thing was genius, some of the other stuff I wouldn't call precisely sustainable, but the guy is a genius. I'm not quite convinced by his aesthetics and some of the ideas, but you gotta give it to him. He's completely disregarding the "historical" idea of what architecture should be... and that, I think, is his greatest achievement.
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Luis Gonzalez
Posted over 3 years ago
Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture
you're probably right, it would be difficult for it to work in this world, with these economics right now. but putting brilliant ideas in drawers and behind closed doors from a fear of them not ''working'' is an awful sin... Think about Da Vinci's mechanical designs... Impossible for his age, but the world caught up eventually. I speak to you from an architect's point of view. It is the absolute responsibility of the designer to respond to the issues he has to solve, with the best possible solution, thinking firstly about the human beings coming in contact with the design, but also the planet and human species as a whole. That is something Michael Pawlyn is doing extremely well.