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Justine Testado

Justine Testado

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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Editor/Writer for Archinect + sister site Bustler. Leans toward: public interest design, illustration, graphic design, history, and general pop-culture geekiness, among other things. Enjoys a good bowl of noodles.

Justine's Featured Articles on Archinect

Branch Studio Creates a Stunning Residential Extension With Raw Charcoal-Rammed Earth, Timber, Steel and Glass, Thu, Aug 31 '17

“A Pavilion Between Trees” in Balnarring, Australia stands out nicely in its rural landscape without being overbearing. Designed by the aptly named Australian practice Branch Studio Architects, the 85 m2-building is a new, private residential extension comprising a bedroom, an ensuite, and ...

Branch Studio Creates a Stunning Residential Extension With Raw Charcoal-Rammed Earth, Timber, Steel and Glass
 

Transforming Architecture Into “Spaceships” Through the Lens of a Camera, Mon, Aug 14 '17

Growing up by the sea and honing his photography skills in the alien Antarctic landscapes during the ANT-XXIII/9 expedition, Hamburg-based Lars Stieger has long been drawn to capturing expansive, desolate landscapes. Equally fascinated by modern architecture, Stieger began using ...

Transforming Architecture Into “Spaceships” Through the Lens of a Camera
 

Office Still Life: From Renzo Piano to MAD Architects, Marc Goodwin captures the inner worlds of architecture firms, Thu, Aug 3 '17

For many architecture practices, the office is their second home — a reflection of who they collectively are as a firm. Depicting the atmosphere of a firm's office space is an ideal subject for architectural photographer Marc Goodwin of Archmospheres, who previously shared his work approach ...

Office Still Life: From Renzo Piano to MAD Architects, Marc Goodwin captures the inner worlds of architecture firms
 

MITHUN designs 125-foot-tall Sustainability Treehouse in West Virginia, Wed, Aug 2 '17

Built on the arborous slopes of the 10,600-acre Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia, the Sustainability Treehouse stands as a beacon of outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship, and high-performance design, as design architect MITHUN describes. The Seattle- and San ...

MITHUN designs 125-foot-tall Sustainability Treehouse in West Virginia
 

Telling semiotic tales with Laurel Broughton of WELCOMEPROJECTS, Thu, Apr 7 '16

Designer Laurel Broughton is serious about playfulness in WELCOMEPROJECTS, a multi-disciplinary studio she established in Los Angeles in 2012. Since then, her studio has worked on a variety of art installations, interiors, and a growing collection of thematic sartorial accessories called ...

Telling semiotic tales with Laurel Broughton of WELCOMEPROJECTS
 

To each their own home: A peek into the “HOME(less)” exhibition at USC, Tue, Jan 19 '16

For many of those who regularly navigate the streets of Los Angeles, seeing at least one homeless person is not only common, it’s expected. So normal is the sight of homelessness in the city that residents can easily become desensitized to it, making them less likely to question ...

To each their own home: A peek into the “HOME(less)” exhibition at USC
 

Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping, Mon, Aug 4 '14

The Waste House at the University of Brighton's Faculty of Arts is stated to be the UK's first permanently built home made of over 85% discarded materials, including 20,000 toothbrushes, 2,000 carpet tiles, and 4,000 plastic DVD cases. But its focus on student involvement in realizing the ...

Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping
 

On the ground: USC Blue Tape showcases student work as barometer of California architecture, Fri, May 23 '14

Tucked in at the edge of USC’s campus, along downtown Los Angeles' Exposition Boulevard, stands Southern California's first accredited architecture program, which has spent the past year celebrating its centennial class of students with a variety of school events. At the resolution ...

On the ground: USC Blue Tape showcases student work as barometer of California architecture
 

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Jul 2013 - current