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What is Setback//Stories and who is the young Architect//Storyteller?


THE SETBACK//STORIES

In creating this site, I intend to achieve the following:

— First, to showcase not only my Architecture Design Portfolio but as well as much of my journey making it. Setback//Stories is mainly about the ups and downs of a young Architect, who thrives to make a difference in the profession and in the academe.

— Second, to share whatever good I have picked in the process –all the way from the heights of academic ideals, down to the nitty gritty of actual construction.

— Lastly, to learn further and more!

To know more about S//S and how I came up with the blog name, check out my perspective on setbacks.


THE STORYTELLER 

Hello!

I am Diana A. Cabales, a registered architect from Davao City, Philippines. I am (currently) a part-time Teacher and (always) a full-time Learner.

I spend my daytime “working” as a full-time architect/designer and project manager (and most probably to spend a lifetime trying to figure out what all of these really mean.) So, while daytime is about practicing architectural design and mastering the art of the construction (battle-)field, my nights are dedicated preparing the archi-torture aspirants for more tortures, of course and for the greater probability of taking part in shaping the world. (In other words I train dragons!)

That’s my day and night time all for in between, I read lotsa deep sh!t and write even deeper sh!t. Basically, I just like to fill and drain my own creativity juicebox and spill it all over on purpose. I do all these for the sake of truly knowing and becoming who I am supposed to be. (–a good one, let’s hope!)

 


If you’re here, you’re probably either a young (or feeling young) Architect like me or another archi-torture aspirant. If so, this is the right place for you and you are the best person to agree or disagree with me, just feel free! Let’s learn together. But if you’re not an architect or anywhere close to that, then you’re most certainly just someone awesome and you’re more than welcome!  Enjoy!

— Nana

3 thoughts on “About

  1. good day my young architect. nice for you to make ur page a blog about your practice as u see it . SETBACK // STORIES may be a venue you mentioned for young (ot not so young) architects to connect with you. However, I would suggest changing SETBACKS to something like SURPRISES or something else as it connotes negativism instead when ur blog is actually about trying to uplift the young aspirants to the profession positively.
    just my thoughts.

  2. its not often architects acquired some voice (thru writings) to express what needs to be heard from us, lacking enough brain oxygen included. kudos.

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