I am currently pursuing a PhD in Oxford (UK) investigating how architecture affects health and well-being from a Hindu-Christian spiritual perspective, after living in India where I studied their Vedic architectural system. I received my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where I studied. It was precisely in this school of architecture where I started to have existential questions regarding the psychological and emotional impact of architecture on health and well-being.
My professional career took a radical turn after traveling for the first time to India in 2013 for 6 months, alone, backpacking and ready to live the adventure. There I started the practice of yoga and meditation as a lifestyle and discovered a new architectural concept based on the great spiritual teachings of India, awakening in me a greater interest for my Christian tradition. Since then my professional, spiritual and personal experience with the academic research in sacred space has been nourishing, evolving and combining each other. I look beyond what the eye can see with what the heart can feel in the search of Truth.
My wanderlust lifestyle has led me to live, study and work in England, France, Spain, Italy and India. After working for many years in large international architectural studios such as Foster + Partners and CTE, Dalalba was created thanks to a project selected by the business department of the Vicerectorado de Investigación de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2010. Its first technological essence has changed a lot since then, transforming over time into a design studio to promote the personal and spiritual growth of people through space.
My nature seeks the aesthetics to please the eye and the beauty to nourish the soul.