An obsolete industrial structure in the Mexican capital, formerly used as a warehouse, has been turned into an art foundation center by the local firm estudio fi, headed by Fernando Ituarte. Located in the Jardines del Pedregal residential district, the cultural venue contains multipurpose spaces for exhibitions but also educational activities like workshops, audiovisual projections, and conferences. Access is through a translucent facade of Vitroblock glass bricks that filter daylight coming into the flexible interior. The large exhibition hall plays with the position of the art pieces, giving rise to different areas. These artworks hang from rails that allow redistribution. The last bay is freed up to make room for a workshop zone. Finally, a sequence of patios is added to the composition to lighten the preexisting structure of concrete and include areas with water and volcanic stone, of the kind found in this part of the city.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.