In the Spring of 2018, I had the fortune of receiving a substantial international travel grant upon my graduation from university to explore customs of building in places beyond US borders. Images below are samples from an upcoming project titled IN PURSUIT OF PARADISE: Morocco | Egypt | Andalusia, which catalogs and begins to analyze the role of spiritualism in space making and culture in the Maghreb, Egyptian and Andalusian regions, specifically targeting Islamic and Ancient Egyptian concepts of afterlife and worship and how that is manifested architecturally.

EGYPTIAN BOOK OF GATES: Mapping Spiritual Afterlife

EGYPTIAN BOOK OF GATES: Mapping Spiritual Afterlife

BRIDGING LIFE AND DEATH: West and East Banks of the Nile River

BRIDGING LIFE AND DEATH: West and East Banks of the Nile River

ABU SIMBEL: Composite Section and Plan

ABU SIMBEL: Composite Section and Plan

GIZA NECROPOLI: ca. 2500 BCE

GIZA NECROPOLI: ca. 2500 BCE

EGYPTIAN TEMPLE DESIGN: Terrace and Classical Style

EGYPTIAN TEMPLE DESIGN: Terrace and Classical Style

A DAY IN THE LIFE: Moroccan Montage

A DAY IN THE LIFE: Moroccan Montage

THE MOROCCAN MEDINA: Experiential Map

THE MOROCCAN MEDINA: Experiential Map

PRAYER CALLS of the MEDINA: Timelapse 0-5 minutes

PRAYER CALLS of the MEDINA: Timelapse 0-5 minutes

CALLS TO PRAYER: Phenomenological Mapping Prayer Sounds in the Moroccan Medinas

CALLS TO PRAYER: Phenomenological Mapping Prayer Sounds in the Moroccan Medinas

ELEMENTS OF MOORISH DESIGN: Ceramic, Stucco, Cedar in a Moroccan Palace

ELEMENTS OF MOORISH DESIGN: Ceramic, Stucco, Cedar in a Moroccan Palace

AIT BEN HADDOU CASE STUDY: Traditional Amazigh Fortified Kasbah: UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

AIT BEN HADDOU CASE STUDY: Traditional Amazigh Fortified Kasbah: UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

CAVES OF NERJA: Dawn of Spiritual Culture in Malaga, Andalusian Spain ca. 8000 BCE

CAVES OF NERJA: Dawn of Spiritual Culture in Malaga, Andalusian Spain ca. 8000 BCE

ANDALUSIAN BULLFIGHTING

ANDALUSIAN BULLFIGHTING

ALHAMBRA COMPLEX: GRANADA SPAIN

ALHAMBRA COMPLEX: GRANADA SPAIN