London, Summer 2017 ©Philipp Heer
Dear lovely friend,
I am happy that we found each other, it probably means we share some cool passions. This is a little introduction to myself.
I am a licensed architect and urban planner from Spain. I’ve been told my wide brown eyes open quite a lot when I talk about what I love and I can’t help smiling when I realize I am doing it again.
Architecture is not only my profession but it’s what gives meaning to my life. I am very curious about the built architecture around the world and this has led to an extensive traveling schedule. My way of understanding societies is in person. I need to touch the materials, talk with the locals and draw my impressions. I haven’t found a different way to filter the essence of these cities into my mind. Drawing, researching and experiencing the space in person makes me feel alive too.
Traveling is my biggest passion, the way I get inspired and my biggest source of education. It makes me humble, grateful and courageous. The more I see, the more I understand what has been done and what we could do to improve each corner of the world. This avid curiosity made me become a nomad.
I am on a mission to map the world’s architecture and change the way we perceive cities. I believe that if we are all involved in the matter, we will be able to create the cities of the future in the most responsible and effective way. Traveling is the means to fulfilling this mission.
My architecture guides are a way of sharing the places I find within my travels — my humble way to leave the world a bit better by giving more exposure and credit to the good architecture that shapes the world. What is certain is that we can’t continue building like we do, the world needs a change. The starting point? Understanding our built legacy.
I can’t envision a life without doing what I do and I hope you join my mission too.
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