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Street Artists and Local Government Team Up to Create Colorful Mexican Mural

About an hour outside Mexico City lies the small town of Palmitas in the Pachuca district, an area that, a few months ago, began a massive street art project to unite the community. Beginning as an idea from local government leaders, the project was executed by self-taught street artists Germen Crew.

Using the existing architecture set on the town’s predominant hill, Germen Crew created a multi-perspective piece of art that takes one of Mexico’s most recognized art forms—the mural—and adds a new sense of perspective and community to the historic tradition.

Revit Architecture 101 - Online Course (And We're Giving Away a ThinkParametric Membership!)

ThinkParametric launches its Revit Architecture 101 course taught by Håvard Vasshaug Design Technologist and BIM Specialist at DARK Architects. 

Project for an Elevated Park in Chapultepec, Mexico

Mexico City's exponential urban growth in the last decades has brought with it problems in terms of mobility, disorganized urban development and pollution. This has affected the connectivity of its roads and axes both physically and in terms of image. However, it has also provided important opportunities for urban and architectural interventions.

This project, developed by FRENTE arquitectura and RVDG arquitectura + urbanismo, recently received an IAA International Architecture Award in the Urban Planning category. It is a proposal for the regeneration of public space in order to create community in one of the areas with the most potential in the city.

Read on to learn more about the Chapultepec Elevated Park.

In Residence: Carlos Herrera

“To build a house like this for yourself, it’s a very, very easy and very difficult task because you’re your own client, and you can do whatever you dreamt of, it has to be here, and there are no excuses to make mistakes or anything.”

In the latest installment of the In Residence series, NOWNESS goes into the home of Mexican architect Carlos Herrera in Cuernavaca, just outside Mexico City. While the house functions as a weekend residence, it was built to be lived in—as Herrera explains, it’s a place to entertain guests, and, eventually, it could be a place to retire. The single-level house follows Herrera’s simple, earth-toned design aesthetic, filled with clean lines and sharp angles. Learn more about the design and inspiration behind the house in the video above. 

Rancho Los Sauces / grupoarquitectura

  • Architects: grupoarquitectura
  • Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team: Erick Rios, Héctor Ferral, Rosa López Susana López, Erick Ríos, Rafael Sánchez, Chantal Stoopen
  • Project Area: 1500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of grupoarquitectura

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Campanario 2 / Axel Duhart Arquitectos

  • Architects: Axel Duhart Arquitectos
  • Location: El Campanario, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Axel Duhart
  • Area: 1400.0 m2
  • Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jorge Silva, ADP

© Jorge Silva, ADP © Jorge Silva, ADP © Jorge Silva, ADP © Jorge Silva, ADP

Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

© Ignacio Rivero © Ignacio Rivero © Ignacio Rivero © Pim Schalkwijk

FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum

Fernando Romero EnterprisE (FR-EE) has revealed their proposal for the “Museo Mazatlán” in Mexico, which will be dedicated to the local culture of Mazatlán. Inspired by Mazatlán’s nickname, “The Pearl of the Pacific”, the design resembles an oyster with a pearl at its centre. This “pearl” is a geodesic dome, bringing together views of the sky with views of the city and sea.

Chapulín / mob + SAMA arquitectos

  • Architects: mob, SAMA arquitectos
  • Location: Mexico
  • Collaborators: Adán Paredes, Ignacio Rodríguez Bach, SAMA Architects, Sociedad Anónima
  • Photographs: Alfonso de Béjar

© Alfonso de Béjar © Alfonso de Béjar © Alfonso de Béjar © Alfonso de Béjar

Rojkind Arquitectos' Foro Boca Breaks Ground in Mexico

Rojkind Arquitectos has shared their latest project, Foro Boca, which broke ground yesterday in Veracruz, Mexico. Part of a masterplan that seeks to reinvigorate the surrounding area, the project is catalyzing the renovation of infrastructure. The building will hold an 850-seat concert hall, rehearsal space, a music library and offices. The architects contend that "The building appropriates the timeless expression of the concretes cubes formed by ripraps in the breakwater, assimilating them as its origin and re-interpreting them in a building made of apparent concrete, forming various areas of volume that contain the concert hall."

Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

GG-15 House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

© Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk

Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN

  • Architects: LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA, BLANCASMORAN
  • Location: Avenida Montes Pirineos, Lomas de Chapultepec, 11000 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Imanol Legorreta Molina, Pablo Sepúlveda de Yturbe, Abel Blancas Moran
  • Photographs: Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo

Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura

  • Architects: grupoarquitectura
  • Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Daniel Álvarez
  • Design Team: Pilar Medina, Rosa López, Susana López, Raúl Chávez, Sergio Valdés, Francisco Puente, Manuel Campos
  • Area: 900.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo

  • Architects: ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo
  • Location: Avenida Río Consulado 114, 7 de Noviembre, 07840 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect: Rafael Ponce
  • Project Area: 1697.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque

Blum Showroom / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

  • Architects: Taller David Dana Arquitectura
  • Location: Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma 489, Zedec Santa Fe, 01219 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Design Team: David Dana Cohen
  • Area: 222.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque