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ARGEL JAVIER

ABOUT ME:

CONTACT ME:

NATIONALITY: ETHNICITY: DATE OF BIRTH: LANGUAGE:

Canadian Filipino 1996-11-05 (22) English, Filipino, Spanish (Basic)

EMAIL: PHONE NUMBER: ADDRESS:

argeljonjavier@gmail.com (613) 979 4728 37 Largo Crescent Ottawa, Ontario

EDUCATION: Carleton University

Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism

2015-2019

Ottawa, Canada Bachelor of Architectural Studies - Design Fourth Year Standing: CGPA of 9.29/12 Expected Graduation Date: June 2019 Carleton University Entrance Scholarship 2015

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE : Gabi Miguel Interior + Design Design Assistant •

Assisted the architect in designing projects and produced 3D Digital models and renders for the clients.

Independent Wedding Organizer Wedding Organizer Assistant • •

Research/Design Assistant

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2017-2018

Event design, including setting up escort cards/seating assignment, event signage and décor, guestbook, pictures, table centre piece, and back drop. Created a personal design ring holder as requested by the client.

Gathering Circle (Carleton University) •

2018-2019

Designed a pavilion with the consultation of indegenous elders who are residence of 388 Carmen avenue in Ottawa, Ontario. Assisted on producing constructional drawings for the pavilion for Prof. Manuel Baez.

2017-2018


VOLUNTEER AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACITIVITIES: Architecture Azrieli Student Association

2015-2017

Volunteer Student Mentor •

Assisted first year students in their acedmic studies and answered any question regarding school matters.

Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

2017

Indegenous Design Symposium •

Presented The Gathering Circle proposed design in the indegenous design symposium at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.

Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition Forum

2017

Indegenous Design Symposium •

Presented The Gathering Circle proposed design in the City Hall of Ottawa for the Ottawa Aboroginal Coalition Forum.

pHAKTORY

2016

Balloon Experiment-Pavilion •

Helped constructed a delicate installation of a Canaopy -like structure of 1000 helium filled balloons with a team of students. The pavilion was executed on time and was launched succesfully. Public were able to interact with the pavillion and it received excellent feedbacks.

Cunliffe & Associates

2013

Co-op Student •

Reviewed specifications coordinating to a client’s formatting. As well as capacitated changes and conformance of slab and wall reinforcing drawings requested by the engineer. Developed administrative knowledge through organizing an scanning files.

AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS: Marvin Windows and Doors Competition •

2018

Participated in Marvin windows and Doors Architecture Student Design Challenge.

Just Add Urban • •

2018

1st Place: Faculty Award 2nd Place:Student Choice Award

RELEVANT SKILLS:

AUTOCAD

SKETCH UP

REVIT

GRASSHOPPER

V-RAY RENDERING

RHINOCEROS

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

LASER MACHINE

PREMIERE PRO

INDESIGN

CNC ROUTER

3D PRINTING

WOODSHOP TOOLS

WORD

EXCEL

POWERPOINT

INTERESTS: Photography, Cooking, Martial Arts, Singing, Playing Instruments: Trumpet & Guitar

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vestigial waste CURRENT WORK:

Our project was inspired by casting as an act of remembering. It plays with the notion of always having residual elements of something, no matter how you try to dispose it. Our research was based around the garbage disposal that builds around large bodies of water, which led us to explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The process of casting the gyre involved mimicking the vortex like movement of the debris within the ocean. Exploring this water condition became the mold, which was cast with melted wax.

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contents

01. VERBINDEN Silent Film Archive

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02. ONÓNHKWA Gathering Circle for the Indigenous Community

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03. BUILDING 22 Addition to the Azrieli School of Architecture

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04. REFLECTION Just Add Urban Competition

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05. ONDULÉ Infill, Hotel

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06. LIVELLO Housing Project, Gladstone-Loretta Re-development

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07. PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Travel Photography

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Project 01


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VERBINDEN SILENT FILM ARCHIVE

Rotterdam, Netherlands Winter 2018| Studio 5| Instructor: Honorata Pienkowska

CONNECTION TO THE BRIDGE, AND THE HEIGHT OF THE BUILDING RELATIVE TO THE SURROUNDING BUILDING ON THE SITE.

CONNECTION UNDER THE BRIDGE AND ITS ADJACENT STREETS

Situated in the centre of Rotterdam along the Erasmus Bridge. The proposal for this Silent Film Archive accommodates various programs such as a performance hall, public gallery, and research facilities. The adjacent Erasmus bridge is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge in the centre of Rotterdam, connecting the north and the south parts of the city. The proposed design is named Verbinden, meaning “to connect” or “connection” in Dutch. The design primarily draws attention towards the connection of the building and the city. It stretches alongside the bridge and mimics its curves, using them to connect the two halves of the building through a sunken gathering space. This space brings the river, the bridge, and the building together to impose a structured program on the previously under utilized space. The new seating area allows people to unwind and enjoy the view, and be able to kayak near the building.

Verbinden

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SPACE ORGANIZATION

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FOYER PERFORMANCE HALL ELECTRIC ROOM MECHANICAL ROOM SUNKEN GARDEN SEATING AREA NEAR THE RIVER PROJECTOR ROOM RESTAURANT DISPLAY AREA/ GALLERY RESEARCH FACILITIES MEETING/ SEMINAR ROOMS STUDIO SPACES ARCHIVE

GROUND LEVEL

The building design aims to be visually evocative to impose a juxtaposition between the typically reserved connotations of silent film and its new connection to the city as a landmark destination. The shape of the building is inspired by the site, with heights varying to relate to key surrounding features. For instance, the gathering space and garden are sunken to emphasize the adjacent street. The highest peak of the building relates to the height of the bridge, and through this connection it helps create a new cityscape.

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4TH LEVEL

3RD LEVEL

2ND LEVEL

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SPACE FRAME STRUCTURE FROM GRASSHOPPER

The archives and research facilities are held within this space, marking its importance from the exterior while creating a protective shell on the interior. The archives are grand yet private, emphasizing the importance of the preservation of this type of art while

Verbinden

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

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Verbinden

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Project 02


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Onónhkwa GATNERING CIRCLE

388 Carmen Avenue, Ottawa Summer 2017| Gathering Circle| Instructor: Manuel Baez Project Completed in Colaboration with Catherine Sole, and Lesley Li

STRUCTURE

INNER STRUCTURE

SHELL

The Gathering Circle was a project that was given to a group of first and second year students at Carleton University’s Azreili school of Architecture by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, with Prof. Manuel Baez to celebrate the 150 years of Canada. This project was to design a gathering circle for the Indigenous community in Ottawa. Based on values of sharing, respect, and honor, the Gathering/Talking Circle is one way for Indigenous People to communicate about life events. Moreover, it is a way to explore the polarities which exist related to one’s heritage, relationships, challenges, and strengths. It can be used for educational activities that support discussion, respect, the co-creation of learning content, and social discourse. The learning atmosphere becomes a valuable source of information, identity, and interaction. It is a very efficient and powerful way to break barriers and to allow people to communicate and express themselves with complete freedom. The symbolism of the circle, with no beginning and with nobody in a position of prominence, serves to encourage people to speak freely and honestly about things that are on their minds.

Onónhkwa

The strawberry seed patterns inspired the shelling of the Gathering Circle. Strawberry is referred to as the Heart Berry because of its shape, and an important food and medicine in many indegenous cultures in North America. It helps the indegenous people understand the connection between the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Heart is the guide to maintain personal balance. The Heart Berry also is a reminder of reconciliation and teaches people on maintaining heartfelt relationships with their families and the community.

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The main focus in the proposed design for the Gatherin Circle is to have an open structure rather than an enclosed one which is why the pavilion is half covered. The covering of the pavilion portrays the pattern of strawberry seeds. The seating in the gathering circle starts from one frame and to the thirteenth frame. This helps emphasize the circle. As our structure is for the elders, the seat is high enough for them to stand up from their seats without much effort. There are two spaces, one on each side for wheelchairs so that they are included in the circle. The Gathering Circle can be accessed through the pavement which is also wheelchair accessible. One of the elders love gardening and therefore we have placed planters on two sides of the gathering circle. The planters are made up of local stones from Ottawa. The edges towards gathering circle curve inwards, hugging the structure. It is tall enough for the elders so that it doesn’t cause them any inconvenience. The front of the planters is in a wavy form which represents water.

RIBS AND CHAIR ASSEMBLY

Project 02

WOODEN SEAT CLADDING SEATING SUPPORT 1ST LAYER RIB 2ND LAYER RIB HORIZONTAL BRACING

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Many Native American traditions have Grandmother Moon as the leader of feminine life. Her teachings involve the intuitive and introspective realms of your life. Grandmother Moon has a strong connection to the cycles of life. We have used the turtle’s back as the design on the floor of the gathering circle. On a turtle’s back, the pattern of scales creates the combination of numbers that define the lunar calendar cycle. The thick rectangular shapes that surround the edge add up to 28 which are the number of days that consist of the lunar cycle (28 days from full moon to full moon). The center area of the shell contains the 13 moons of the lunar cycle. Instead of that, we have incorporated the 13 Grandmother moons through the 13 outer frames/ribs that come out from the 13 of the 28 days in a lunar cycle, forming a tipi. The outer frame is also used to support the overall structure. From the same origin as the frames of tipi emerges the inner structure forming the upturned shape of a strawberry. Due to its shape, it is often referred to as the heart berry, strawberry is an important food and medicine in many Indigenous cultures in North America.

PLAN

Onónhkwa

SECTION

ELEVATION

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BUILDING 22 ADDITION

Azrieli School of Architecture Fall 2017| Studio 4| Instructor: Thomas Leung

CAFE/COMPUTER LAB

STUDIO SPACES

CIRCULATION

PRIVATE SPACES

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism was designed by Carmen Corneil situated in Carleton University.The School of Architecture is a three-story building structured on a regular grid of concrete piers spaced 16 feet from east to west and in a tartan pattern ranging from 8 to 32 feet from north to south. The ground floor, with its major east-west 'street' extending the full three-story height, is dedicated to public spaces, classrooms, and workshops. The design studios, computer labs, and faculty offices of the top floor are organized along another street, which runs perpendicular to the ground level. It becomes a bridge connection to the neighboring engineering building. The middle mezzanine floor contains the director's office and some faculty offices.Throughout the building, the concrete structure is exposed; partitions of concrete block define the more irregular enclosed areas. However, an addition was added to the building the opposed to Corniel's idea for the building. The proposed design for the addition aims to respect structural rhythm by keeping the structural mass up to the new addition. The spaces for the new Studio spaces were place above the orginal studios to keep the 'street' which were a fundamental part of the original design. The Studio spaces were designed to have scaffolding idea where on top were for desk crit and below would be spaces to work or small pin ups.The studios are expose for everyone to see to create a very open learning environment. Building 22

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5TH FLOOR PLAN

Project 03

6TH FLOOR PLAN

7TH FLOOR PLAN

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MASSING DIAGRAM

4TH FLOOR PLAN WITH NEW ADDITION

STRUCTRAL DIAGRAM

The grand staircase was also added to the design to create a space for crits and project display. Seeing that it surrounded by studios and 'street' on the higher level, it will allow the students to gain more knowledge from each other. The facade were designed to be louvered concrete that follow the sun path, to let the light in the building. That will also help to cool down the building during the hot days in the summer. Moreover, it is a double facade design and create an area that acts as balcony for students to unwind and get the feel of the outside.

Building 22

PERSPECTIVE SECTION

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SOUTH - EAST ELEVATION

Project 03

LONGTITUDINAL SECTION

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Building 22

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Project 04

First place: Faculty Choice Award 2nd Place: Student Choice Award

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REFLECTION JUST ADD URBAN

York Street, Ottawa Winter 2018| Studio 5| Instructor: Honorata Pienkowska Project Completed in Colaboration with Sepideh Rajabzadeh

CURRENT SITE (PARKING LOT)

PASSAGE PAVILION

FRAMING OF THE PASSAGE

York street is one of the most popular and oldest streets located in the market, Downtown Ottawa. The project proposes the idea of history and passage of time through introducing frames and change in the view. Each frame is mirrored scheme on the exterior and has a high reflective plastic film-laminated metal on the interior. The project is another city block that has been inserted and decomposed to make spaces attractive to programming and passage. The space is used for sitting area, and performances.The reflections of other buildings on site, introduction of sky, seeing oneselves when frames on an angle, slight disorientation, forest like interior, and the use of light during night makes the experience fun and memorable. The light coming from the pavilion that extends throughout the facades of the street, allows to lure more people from the market. Overall It is a place of reflection.

Reflection

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Project 04

SITE PLAN

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SITE SECTION


Reflection

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Reflection

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OndulĂŠ INFILL

3692 Saint Denis, Montreal Fall 2017| Studio 4| Instructor: Thomas Leung

FRONT STAIRS

INTERIOR SEATING AREA

UNDULATING FACADE

Situated in the heart of Montreal along Saint Denis Street, the proposed infill is designed to house multiple programs, including a hotel and art gallery. Montreal is known for being an artistic city, and its museums, festivals, urban design, unique music scene and local artists were the inspiration for this project. The goal of the design was to bring the community together through art. Embracing the artistic environment of the city allowed for a sculptural facade that shapes undulating spaces moving in and out of the art gallery. The facade juts out towards the street, creating a wave that attracts people to explore the artist works within. Being an infill, designing an inviting hotel without windows was problematic. The solution was a vertical shaft that brought natural light through all of the rooms, and a large skylight above the staircase.

OndulĂŠ

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GROUND LEVEL

Project 05

LOBBY/CAFE

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2ND LEVEL

ART GALLERY HOTEL ROOMS

SITE PLAN, SHOWING ART INSTALLATION ON THE SITE

3RD LEVEL

ART GALLERY HOTEL ROOMS

4TH LEVEL

ART GALLERY HOTEL ROOMS

ROOF TOP

ART GALLERY STAR GAZING ROOM


Modernity was key to the design of the infill. Given that modernity is defined as an acute consciousness of the present as distinct from the past and oriented to the future, it was time that became the creative drive of the proposed design. It is represented in the irregularly spaced shafts of the screen along the stairs, and it is represented through the façade. Through its communication of time, the façade is always in constant change. The result is expressive and liberated, an artwork that tells a story. It draws people in to present the stories of different artists around the city. The dynamic façade works to highlight the monthly display of artwork, ensuring a contrasting backdrop that highlights the individual works and their characteristics on their own merit. The culture of the city has been brought into the hotel for the people to experience.

Ondulé

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Project 05

FRONT ELEVATION

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LONGITUDINAL SECTION LONGITUDINAL SECTION


Ondulé

PERSPECTIVE VIEW

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LIVELLO HOUSING PROJECT

Gladstone-Loretta Re-Development Fall 2018| Studio 6| Instructor: Zach Colbert Urban Design Completed in Colaboration with Sepideh Rajabzadeh

SITE BOUNDARIES

CIRCULAR EXTRUSION PLAZA FOR THE PUBLIC ARTIST LIVING ARTIST STUDIO GALLERY

CIRCULAR EXCAVATION TRAIN STATION RETAIL STORES UNDERGROUND PARKING

SITE GRID

TOWER HEIGHT CONCEPT

PROPOSED DESIGN

This project is situated in a large lot at the corner of Gladstone and Loretta in Little Italy, Ottawa. The goal was to create a new mixed use development to the area, the site of a new Trillium line station, this new station creating a need for urban densification and intensification.

Livello

The site is divided in two by the O-Train Trillium line. The design proposal revolves around a large ring in the centre of the lot that connects both halves. It introduces a gathering area and focal point for the community. This ring is a walkway that hovers above the proposed station location, connecting new art galleries and residences that reference the character of the neighbourhood. The underground station, public galleries, floating walkways and towering residences create a multi-tiered community hub that would help make Gladstone a destination, and draw more people to the local art culture and small businesses.

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SITE PLAN TRAIN STATION AND GATHERING SPACE ART SCHOOL./STUDIO AND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL WITH RESIDENTIAL TOWNHOUSE COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH OFFICES

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The proposal also positions towers around the perimeter, radiating around transportation oriented centre ring, allowing more densification of population in the area while also providing necessary amenities on the lower floors. Livello is one of these towers, its name a direct translation of ‘level’ in Italian, referencing Little Italy and a focus on multi-level housing units. It sits along Gladstone in the corner of the site closest to Preston.

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The lower floors address the most important amenity lacking in the area, a grocery store, and also provides retail stores, an art gallery and a winter garden, all of these working to push Gladstone Avenue as a new main street.


TRANSIT ACCESS

PARKING ACCESS

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS

PARKING

COMMERCIAL GROCERY ART GALLERY OFFICES RETAIL STORES

PUBLIC SPACE WINTER GARDEN

MOVEMENT THROUG SITE EXTRUDED FLOOR SLAB TOWER POSITION

GROCERY ART GALLERY RESTAURANT AND WINTER GARDEN RETAIL STORES FRONT GARDEN

ARTIST’S STUDIO ARTIST’S LIVING SPACE AND STUDIO

TOWNHOUSES BACHELOR’S AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT

Livello

COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE GREEN ROOF FRONT PARK

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Project 06

Being close to the existing neighbourhood, it was important for Livello to be a buffer between the old and new urban fabric. The height of the building adjacent to the residential area was lowered to approximate this height, and continues to step higher as it transitioned towards the tall towers around the transit hub. The building also utilizes green roofs on different levels of the design, and a public seating area between the levels for kids to play and the community to gather. Through these inter-level connections, the design of the housing units and the important services provided on the lower floors of the building, Livello, a key building in the new urban fabric, creates connections between residents and the community.

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WEST FACADE ELEVATION

TOWNHOUSE FLOOR PLAN


Livello

TOWER FLOORPLAN 1

TOWER FLOORPLAN 2

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PERSPECTIVE SECTION

Project 06

SOUTH-WEST SECTION

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TOWER DETAIL 1

BALCONY LOUVERS METAL PANELS CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEM

TOWER DETAIL 2

FOUNDATTION CONCRETE WALL AND FLOOR BRICK WALL

Livello

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Personal Interests

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

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PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY PERSONAL INTERESTS

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOS TAKEN WITH MY PHONE

In this modern world we have the power to access anything in the palm of our hands, even through our phone cameras. Our ability to capture specific moments in time, a split second recording of life, is something I’ve always found extraordinary, and it is what has drawn me to photography. Getting outside and taking pictures of the beauty surrounding us is important to do because in today’s world, it is rare that we have the opportunity to stop, take a moment, and smell the roses. To look for something outside of ourselves that we can find meaning in, and then capture a memory.

Seeing the end result of this process is incredibly satisfying as I am able to gauge whether or not the picture captured the mood I was hoping to convey. It has strengthened my perception of life and the world around me, as I constantly analyse and appreciate the beauty in mundane things that I wouldn’t normally see. Photography has allowed me to have a greater appreciation of the world around me, and to be more conscious of the atmosphere that I bring into the buildings that I design, making it a hobby I will always enjoy.

Phone Photography

Photography is a something that is therapeutic for me, and is another medium for me to express my creativity other than architecture. I enjoy the whole process, from finding a subject, to framing it, then editing the picture to find the ideal balance of lighting and tone that brings the most life to the image. But the act of capturing the subject is the most exciting part of photography. Doing this creates a memento of the places I’ve been, and strengthens my ability to tell a story through a single image.

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Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Personal Interests

Louisburg,Light House, Nova Scotia

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Meat Cove Campground, Nova Scotia


Under Pointe Wolf Bridge, New Brunswick

Alma Beach, New Brunswick

Phone Photography

Cape Breton-Skyline Trail, Nova Scotia

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Personal Interests

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Eiffel Tower, Paris

Biosphere Environmental Museum, Montreal

Foundation Louis-Vuitton, Paris

Villa Savoye, Poissy


Erasmusburg, Rotterdam

The Oculus at The World Trade Centre, New York

Reichstag Dome, Berlin

Shell-Haus, Berlin

Phone Photography

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Thank You! argeljonjavier@gmail.com (613) 979 4728

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