Three structures clad in burnt wood are connected by pathways in a mountainous landscape: the actual house (1,200 square meters), a bathhouse with perimetral spaces that include a hot bath, a sauna, and a steam shower, surrounded by a swimming pool (
Laguna was a textile and yarn factory built in the 1920s in Mexico City’s Doctores neighborhood. Carried out by the local firm Productora (Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles), the project returns the manufacturing facility to its or
Located in the state of Nayarit, west of the country, the proposal rests on the ground with a succession of staggered terraces, which alternate layers of water with vegetation, and allow enjoying both the mountain views and the Pacific seascape...
La Pedrera is a general plan designed for the countryside of Mexico City. It includes spaces to celebrate all sorts of sports activities, such as horseriding or kitesurf, as a tribute to Greek olympic architecture and its palaestrae...
The hotel complex seeks to distance itself from the voracious American touristic business. Its geometric distribution in plan, its formality overall, and the chosen materials are guided by an organicity that reduces both the visual and the environmen
This project for the design of a didactic public space was presented in a competition to rescue the natural water system of Chapultepec Forest, a green lung for the City with rivers, tributaries, and basins that compose an almost endemic landscape...
The playful configuration of intertwined volumes in reddish tones poses a pattern of hollows and solids between shadows in the Mexican city of Tulum, in the Yucatan Peninsula. Separated by an elongated garden of native plants, the arrangement of 39 d
Immersed in nature, the house works around the challenge of preserving the land as it is and echoing it. To achieve this, the architecture is broken up into two dislocated parts accomodating…
In the heart of Valle de Bravo, this house is designed in section, given the eventful topography, the idea being to respect the existing vegetation and minimize the construction’s footprint by refraining from digging and from leveling the ground. Wit
Combining wood, stone, and concrete, this equestrian complex is located within an 8-hectare site in Huixquilucan, in the State of Mexico. With a contemporary language appropriate to the context of the location, the facilities include a clubhouse and
In the courtyard of a large old house in the Polanco neighborhood rises a slender mixed-use building that is considered the first ever to incorporate a high-rise timber structure. The framework of the upper levels rests on the party wall and a single
As part of a plan instigated by the regional government, a social center serving citizens of limited means and resources has opened in one of the most conflictive areas of the capital…
One of the open tournaments of the professional tennis circuit is held on premises where the facilities, presenting a simple wall of rammed earth, blend with the desert landscape. A series of platforms molds the terrain to form playing courts, which
This sports facility is part of the production complex of the Mexican tool manufacturer Truper, used by its employees and their families. There are no other constructions around, and the complex tries to keep its volumes as imperceptible as possible,
Through the Mexican government's Urban Improvement Program, implemented by SEDATU (Secretariat for Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development) and with the community participating, the project for the new Guadalupe Market was undertaken for the pur
Part of the second section of the Chapultepec Forest in Mexico City, this environmental-culture center presents a pavilion surrounded by gardens that reference the diverse ecosystems and natural landscapes of the Cuenca del Valle de México: temperate
The perpendicular crossing of two paths, along with their respective stone walls, organizes the house in independent quadrants, which separate a garden at the entrance, a parking, the living area, and a workspace.
In Todos Santos, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, three houses are distributed in 11 standard modules, each measuring 25 square meters. Functioning as a compound, the residential program is fragmented into one-level cubes of identical dim
Developed to contribute to the TEC raffle, which finances scholarships through the sale of lottery tickets and whose first prize is a house, the project had to adhere to very strict guidelines and a precise area of 600m².
Meant to be a place for reflection, silence, and prayer, and for a community whose members practice different religions, this underground chapel disappears in the landscape of San Antonio Baspul, a locality within the municipality of Chicxulub Pueblo
This seaside cultural complex generates a new public space in Progreso, a city on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The volumes varying in height are arranged in a grid on a square. The square presents a multi-level transitable roof that can be crosse
The Montes Molina country house in Mérida, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, was built in 1906. A century later it opened to the public as a house-museum. In 2015 the firm Materia – founded by Gustavo Carmona and Lisa Beltrán – raised an adjac
Located in Hacienda de Valle Escondido, a locality under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Atizapán de Zaragoza, in Mexico, this building transforms the traditional residential program into a scheme of labyrinthian routes by means of stairs and
1924-2022 There was a contradictory and fertile moment when Ibero-American countries wanted to merge the codes and principles of the Modern Movement with vernacular traditions, especially pre-Columbian, in which they found a powerful source of indent
With its 130 million inhabitants, Mexico is the tenth most populated nation in the world, and among Spanish-speaking countries the one with most demographic weight. Add to this its strategic position, its important economy, and its powerful culture,
Para hacer prosperar las áreas con menos recursos de la Ciudad de México, el gobierno regional ha puesto en marcha una red de centros educativos para personas analfabetas o que han abandonado los estudios. En el de la colonia Presidentes, una de las
The video by Edmund Sumner, with music by Rob Lewis, takes us through Plantel Matilde, an art center and residence designed by and for the Mexican artist Javier Marín and carried out by the architect Arcadio Marín in San Antonio Sac Chich, which belo
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
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
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
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
A major exhibition explains the evolution of modernity in Mexico through architecture, design, and magazines.
The architect, designer and public administrator Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, recently demised at age 94, was one of the authors of modern Mexico.
The series ‘Alta Densidad’ (‘High-density’) by photographer and architect Jorge Taboada (Monterrey, Mexico, 1974) includes aerial photographs taken on the outskirts of sprawling Latin American cities. These images of beautiful fractals, where people
Salpicando las pendientes rocosas del Valle de Guadalupe, una región vitivinícola situada en la Baja California, en México, se posan, al modo de palafitos terrestres, las cabañas diseñadas por la oficina de San Diego Graciastudio para el hotel Endémi
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