In a hidden spot near Puerto Escondido, on the coast of Mexico’s state of Oaxaca, stands this single-family house. An external grid composed of concrete beams and columns surrounds a central nucleus, which contains a bedroom, a kitchen-dining room, a
Located in a forest close to the Mexican city of Guadalajara, the two-level house descends on a very rugged topography. The geometrical composition seeks to reduce the impact of the construction on the existing terrain, and strike a dialogue with the
As if it were the deck of a ship stranded between two beaches, a horizontal platform on a huge stone box that seems to have emerged from the bowels of the Earth offers views of the distant sea...
In the Torón Reserve – a few kilometers from the small town of Mazunte, between Mermejita and Ventanilla beaches on the coast of the state of Oaxaca, facing the Pacific – the Mexico City firm led by Ignacio Urquiza built this residence fragmented int
After the earthquake that shook central Mexico in 2017, initiatives cropped up to attend to affected areas. Fifty architecture practices participated in ‘Reconstruir México,’ working with families found to be in highly vulnerable situations. One was
Built with compacted earth, the hotel blends with the landscape and includes a set of amenities inspired by the ruins and by classical architecture; villas born form interconnected cubes that rotate on their axis; and hotel rooms that are pure cubes
The project rotates the mesh that organizes the place to improve the orientation of the apartments and create terraces that open out to the street. The concrete structure will be painted in two tones of green to differentiate its constituent elements
A series of programmatic and functional walls go up on an orthogonal and flexible grid that manages to resolve, in a unitary and simultaneous way, the spaces, structure, installations, enclosure and integration into its surrondings. The program – mar
The building is separated from the back area of the plot (south) and inserts lightwells that also provide ventilation, transformed into gardens to bring sunlight in. The windows and materials used help differentiate common and private areas...
This ten-story building revolves around a courtyard that becomes the heart of the project – the market –, which is a connecting element between the nearby streets. The top eight floors contain 151 apartments of 80, 100, 120, and 140m²...
The project to build a church is set forth as an opportunity to favor social cohesion in the area. The massive volume is divided into thirteen sections, each different in program, and the circulation within the enclosure is inspired by that of old ch
In 2006, when Google Earth and the democratization of mapping and aerial views were on the rise, Pablo López Luz started exploring photography from aircrafts as the best means to understanding the landscape – urban or natural – as well as the physica
If a horizontal Babel exists, it has to be the City of Mexico. The biblical Tower of Babel was for a long time the emblem of the cupiditas aedificandi; and architects chose representations of its construction as symbols of their determination to surp
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has blasted Mexico City’s new airport, and with it the signature project of his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto. After winning a much disputed competition through his solid experience in infrastructures of this k
Never in the history of Mexico had so many natural disasters happened in so few days. The month of September began with two terrible hurricanes, Irma and Katia, and ended with two devastating earthquakes; the first, on 7 September, occurred with a ma
Luis Barragán died in 1988, having bequeathed all his personal objects to his friend Óscar Ignacio González, and entrusted another friend, Ignacio Díaz Morales, with the task of deciding what institution to donate his library to. Díaz Morales then se
The work of Teodoro González de León spans more than half a century but reveals consistent themes and recurrent forms, and these contribute to a distinctive vocabulary. This personal language draws upon many influences, and in order to situate Gonzál
Recently awarded the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts, Andrés Jaque presented Superpower of Ten at the Jumex Museum in Mexico City. This is a work in process – accompanied by lectures, workshops, and performances – that reinterpr
Gone at 84 years of age, the Mexican architect devoted a lifetime to studying brick as both a structural material and an element of composition.
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 artis
The Reina Sofía devotes an exhibition to Mathias Goeritz, whose career mixed European avant-garde with the constants of American cultures.
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