Late in 2019, for the Mexican Ministry of Agrarian, Land and Urban Development (SEDATU), the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) called a competition for public infrastructure in vulnerable areas, specifical
FRPO, the studio led by Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol, has completed the first phase in the construction of San José Station, a project that extends the Rosuani office complex, located on Juárez Avenue in Toluca, Mexico. The mixed-use building
Different linear elements configure the olympic area: paths, walls, corridors, a pavilion, athletic track... lines in motion that contrast with the mat-building in which small individual rooms are interspersed with communal spaces...
This bush-hammered concrete volume is organized around two spiral staircases ascending in opposite directions, located between two thick walls of services and storage; the rest of the dwelling becomes a flexible space...
South of Mexico City, in Lomas Quebradas, stands this ensemble of eight houses built by the Mexican firm Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA). The slope of the site allows access to six of them from Calle Pino, and both pedestrian and vehicula
Located on the outskirts of the city of Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco, this building by the Mexico City-based firm headed by Ricardo Yslas is integrated into the manufacturing plant of the construction company Anteus. With the aim of creating a co
A work of the Mexican firm Manuel Cervantes Estudio, this residence seeks to optimize light and engagement with the outdoors. Wrapped in a ceramic skin, the composition of interlocking volumes adapts to the slope of the site, diluting the boundaries
Along Mexico’s Oaxaca coast, in Puerto Escondido, is the main center of Casa Wabi Foundation, designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. An initiative of the artist Bosco Sodi, Casa Wabi is an initiative based on the wabi-sabi concept, a worldvie
This is the fifth branch, in Mexico City, of the famous Tori Tori chain of Japanese restaurants. It is located on the ground floor of a corporate building in the modern business district that gives it its name, Santa Fe, and in addressing the culinar
Serving as a showroom, the building resonates with the quarry it is located in – and with the idea of a forum – through the monumentality expressed by its wrinkled and veined stone cladding. Two volumes make up the complex. The more monumental constr
Located atop a hill and facing a beach, Playa Zicatela, the design of Casa Zicatela arose from the idea of fleeing Mexico City and quitting the habits and routines of big cities for a place of peace and quiet, to rest and enjoy proximity to the Pacif
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.
Saturado y cada vez menos competitivo, el Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad México (AICM) necesita una urgente ampliación: 470.000 metros cuadrados en un terreno aledaño a la actual infraestructura, que costarán unos 10.000 millones de dólares. L
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