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Alexis Petrunia

Alexis Petrunia

Victoria, BC, CA

 

About 

Alexis is a writer and curator based in Victoria B.C. She has a passion for material culture studies, auction hunting, art, travel, and museums. Alexis received a B.A. Honours degree (majoring in Art History) from the University of Victoria, and is currently flying by the seat of her pants.

Alexis's Featured Articles on Archinect

Architectural panel tape proves its strength with SPF:architects' Double Stick project , Sat, Apr 9 '16

The “Double Stick” residence comes by its name honestly. With an impressive anodized aluminum façade held in place by a high performance, two-sided architectural panel tape, this 5,000-square-foot single-family dwelling designed by Studio Pali Fekete architects is a stellar ...

Architectural panel tape proves its strength with SPF:architects' Double Stick project
 

Meow Parlour is a modern hangout for NYC's adoptable cats, Mon, Mar 14 '16

Looking out inquisitively onto a busy New York City avenue, a white and grey cat perches on a counter that is supported by a base that fittingly reads M E O W in bold. She soaks in warm light that beams through a floor-to-ceiling window, while dozens of other felines play and lounge ...

Meow Parlour is a modern hangout for NYC's adoptable cats
 

The far-reaching work by "state-of-the-art weirdos" MOS Architects, Fri, Mar 11 '16

MOS has developed an impressive cache of work over a relatively brief period of time, including a range of designs unequivocal to the company’s unique, and at times quirky, style. Their approach considers economic climates and environmental limitations, but evades conventional aesthetics ...

The far-reaching work by 'state-of-the-art weirdos' MOS Architects
 

Children's drawings inspire COBE's kindergarten in Copenhagen, Thu, Feb 18 '16

Needless to say, children require very little to have a lot of fun. An imaginary world can be transformed from the most modest of settings. Really, all that’s needed is a bit of space (albeit safe and relatively clean), and a great imagination –something that little ones have an ...

Children's drawings inspire COBE's kindergarten in Copenhagen
 

Ayalto Integral transforms Europa Point’s 18th century barracks into a bright and open complex for Gibraltar University, Fri, Feb 12 '16

With consideration paid to the historical integrity of an eighteenth century bunker, Ayalto Integral has transformed a cultural landmark on Europa Point into a bright and open space for students of Gibraltar University.

Ayalto Integral transforms Europa Point’s 18th century barracks into a bright and open complex for Gibraltar University
 

A prize-winning installation pays tribute to a historical Quebec village, Wed, Feb 10 '16

Vercheres, a small village near Montreal, has recently integrated a unique memorial to honor those who originally settled the region in 1740. A local firm, Les Ateliers Guyon, has designed a cluster of benches with white oak sails rooted along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Sails Benches ...

A prize-winning installation pays tribute to a historical Quebec village
 

Adelaide's Pink Moon Saloon is a snug fit for a local alleyway , Tue, Feb 9 '16

The Pink Moon Saloon in Adelaide, Australia, almost looks like something inspired by a Roald Dahl book. The restaurant takes on the appearance of a traditional woodland hut, yet randomly resides between two ordinary office buildings in the midst of a bustling city avenue. The traditional ...

Adelaide's Pink Moon Saloon is a snug fit for a local alleyway
 

A tunnel worth travelling: constructing Amsterdam Central Station’s Cuyperspassage that’s a “true Dutch spectacle”, Wed, Feb 3 '16

A long-awaited tunnel that directs "slow-moving traffic" has recently been completed at the Amsterdam Central Station. Meant to provide an efficient pathway for pedestrians and cyclists, the Cuyperspassage guides commuters from the old historic section of the city to "New ...

A tunnel worth travelling: constructing Amsterdam Central Station’s Cuyperspassage that’s a “true Dutch spectacle”
 

Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House, Tue, Feb 2 '16

The Lake Jasper House, designed by Architecturama, stands in the midst of a forested haven in Chertsey, Canada. The Quebec-based architecture firm has thoughtfully combined a minimalist aesthetic with maximum functionality, optimizing the use of the house’s interior space. In keeping with ...

Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House
 

Education 

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, CA, Bachelors, Art History

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, art history and material culture.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
 

Areas of Specialization