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We are an invention and idea company. We seek global solutions to mother nature's bad days with the idea that it is better to work with the forces of nature rather than to resist them.
Our goal is to change the way we build by changing the way we think.
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Image and text that conveys the ideas of:
strength, harmony, balance and honor.
To me, Arx Pax represents where I come from and what I value in those places. The balance between my past as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer and an Architect. One connotes strength of the fortress on the hill reinforced with doing what is right working with a sense of duty and honor, endeavoring to always operate from the moral high ground. The other, seeks beauty through artistic expression and the creation of new things that serve to protect and enhance our lives. These two disparate qualities are balanced through observation of the world, the contemplation of water, wind, fire and earth and the natural forces that govern them.
Here's a little about Arx and Pax:
Arx Pax From Latin "Citadel of Peace"
Arx was the strong point of Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome.
At Rome, sentries were traditionally posted on the Arx to watch for signals displayed on the Janiculum if an enemy approached. A red flag would be raised and a trumpet blown. The Arx was not regularly garrisoned, however, and should not be regarded as a "fort." However, in the Gallic siege of Rome (387 BC), the Arx was considered the point of last retreat, the capture of which was synonymous with the capture of the city. It thus held a symbolic power beyond its importance in military strategy, and was a central place in archaic Roman religion.
The Arx is one of the two small peaks that form the Capitoline Hill where some of the most important buildings of ancient Rome were erected. Here was the Auguraculum, the place where the Augurs, the soothsayers, observed the flights of birds and so interpreted the will of the gods. The Romans inherited these beliefs from the Etruscans.
The temple of Juno, which tradition records as dating back to the 4th century BC, was placed here where it could control the surrounding territory. For this reason, it was known as the temple of Juno Moneta. Although "moneta" in Latin means "warning", it came to mean "coin" because of the temple's proximity to the nearby mint. The word passed into the English lexicon as the word "money".
The Temple of Juno Moneta (Latin: Templum Iunonis Monetæ) was an ancient Roman temple that stood on the Arx or the citadel on the Capitoline Hill overlooking the Roman Forum. Located at the center of the city of Rome, it was the place where Roman coins were first minted, thereby initiating the ancient practice of associating mints with temples. In addition, it was the place where the books of the magistrates were deposited.
It is my understanding that when Rome was invaded the Arx never fell.
In Roman mythology, Pax [paqs] (Latin for peace) (her Greek equivalent was Eirene) was recognized as a goddess during the rule of Augustus. On the Campus Martius, she had a temple called the Ara Pacis, and another temple on the Forum Pacis.
She was depicted in art with olive branches, a cornucopia and a scepter. There was a festival in her honor on January 3. Daughter of Jupiter and Iustitia. Pax was often associated with spring.