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Carlos Mijares, In Memoriam

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One of Mexico’s most exceptional architects, Carlos Mijares, passed away on 19 March. Born in the federal capital in 1930, he held a chair at the UNAM, where he had graduated in 1952 and to which he remained closely linked. Endowed with a sharp artistic sense, Mijares began his career at a time marked by organicism and attention to the vernacular, but he soon adopted a language which, under Louis Kahn’s influence, set its roots in the monumentality, materials, and rigorous geometry of architecture of Antiquity, which was expressed in a handful of extraordinary works like the parish church in Hidalgo (1968-1983) and the chapel in Jungapeo (1982-1986).

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