Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución, known as the Zócalo, was in May the venue of the Friend Cultures Fair of 2015. The local firm MMX Studio – Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez, and Diego Ricalde – designed the 6,000-square-meter temporary facilities needed to hold the cultural and gastronomic event in which over ninety countries participated. Three radially arranged sheds formed shade-providing arcaded thresholds which accommodated the international stands, fragmented the square, and led visitors towards the central forum. The ephemeral pavilions, easy to assemble and reusable, are made with a triangular scaffolding system covered with canvases, strung up between metal beams to create the impression of a folded origami-like volume.
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.