February 16, 2023
What Defines A House?

Let me begin by quoting Oswald Spengler, a late 19th and early 20th-century German historian and philosopher who made this observation about what defines a house. “The house is the foundation of all culture emerging like a plant in the heart of the maternal landscape and deepening again the bond of man's soul to the earth.” If we are to agree with Spengler, then we may also conclude that designing and constructing a home is essentially an organic process, one that engages the occupants most profoundly.

January 20, 2023
True Beauty

Why do we continue to admire beautiful buildings and places from the past, yet disregard such beauty when designing for our time? True beauty is not held hostage by time. It is not unreasonable to expect what was truly beautiful 400 years ago to be beautiful today and 400 years from now. At Morales Design Studio, Inc, we believe that by studying the Grand Styles of the past, buildings and places can, today, be created, thus bringing back into our lives beauty and delight. - Bobby Morales, ICAA, AIBD

January 3, 2023
The Great Architect

Can we be so arrogant to think that architecture is created by humans, as some may have us believe? Is true architecture not just our orderly assemblage of divinely created parts? Once we finally come to recognize that we could never match the creative force of the “Great Architect” of the universe, we will then humbly admit that any building we design is nothing more than reconditioned earth entrusted to us to mold into a beautiful vessel. - Bobby Morales, ICAA, AIBD.