Casa Sierra Leona / José Juan Rivera Río

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
© Nasser Malek Hernández
© Nasser Malek Hernández

© Nasser Malek Hernández © Nasser Malek Hernández © Nasser Malek Hernández © Nasser Malek Hernández +21

New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero's Designs for Mexico City's New Airport

00:00 - 4 September, 2014

Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City's new international airport. Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the airport will initially include three runways, but is designed to expand to up to six runways by 2062, all served by the single terminal building.

One of the world's largest airport terminals at 555,000 square meters, the building is enclosed by a single, continuous lightweight gridshell, the largest of this type of structure ever built with spans reaching up to 170 meters.

By utilizing a single airport terminal, passengers will not need to travel on internal train services or underground tunnels, and the design of the building ensures shorter walking distances and few changes of level, all making for a more relaxing experience for users.

The building is designed to be the world's most sustainable airport, with the single lightweight shell using far less material than a cluster of buildings, and cooling and ventilation strategies that require little to no mechanical assistance for most of the year.

New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero's Designs for Mexico City's New Airport

00:00 - 4 September, 2014
Image Captured from video via Foster + Partners
Image Captured from video via Foster + Partners

Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City's new international airport. Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the airport will initially include three runways, but is designed to expand to up to six runways by 2062, all served by the single terminal building.

One of the world's largest airport terminals at 555,000 square meters, the building is enclosed by a single, continuous lightweight gridshell, the largest of this type of structure ever built with spans reaching up to 170 meters. By utilizing a single airport terminal, passengers will not need to travel on internal train services or underground tunnels, and the design of the building ensures shorter walking distances and few changes of level, all making for a more relaxing experience for users.

The building is designed to be the world's most sustainable airport, with the single lightweight shell using far less material than a cluster of buildings, and cooling and ventilation strategies that require little to no mechanical assistance for most of the year.

More details of the design after the break

NT24 / Aflo Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tlaltenango, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect

    Andrés Flores
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Rafael Gamo, Marcos Betanzos, Aflo Arquitectos

© Marcos Betanzos © Rafael Gamo © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos +35

Viñedo DeCote / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +14

Grupo CP / SPACE

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
© Adrenorama
© Adrenorama
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Gabriel Téllez Galindo
  • Area

    4800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Adrenorama, Paul Czitrom

© Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom +44

Kínder Monte Sinaí / LBR + A

01:00 - 29 August, 2014
© Alfonso Merchand
© Alfonso Merchand
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loma de la Palma 133, Lomas de Vista Hermosa, 05100 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Benjamín Romano
  • Collaborators

    Julieta Boy, Aby Helfon, José Luis Martin, Mariana Mercado
  • Area

    3755.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Alfonso Merchand

© Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand +28

Penthouse Plata / Greenfield

01:00 - 28 August, 2014
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

Courtesy of Greenfield Courtesy of Greenfield Courtesy of Greenfield © Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno +34

Intersybarite Gourmet Store / Arquitectura Sistémica

01:00 - 23 August, 2014
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo Courtesy of Arquitectura Sistémica © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +13

Pino Street House / Oscar Gutiérrez

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
© Vanessa Guízar
© Vanessa Guízar
  • Architects

    Oscar Gutiérrez
  • Location

    Jalisco, Mexico
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Vanessa Guízar

© Vanessa Guízar © Vanessa Guízar © Vanessa Guízar © Vanessa Guízar +27

CincoMdos / JSa

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Interior (Av. Rio Mixcoac) 73 Piso 7, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Benito Juarez, 03920 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Javier Sánchez, Juan Ignacio Reyes, Sofía Villarreal, Lucía Villers, Silvia Mejía, Francisco Martinez, Alejandro Elí
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +29

Magma Towers / GLR arquitectos

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada +26

Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +13

C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
© Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +25

Jalisco Federal Judicial City / TACHER Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 July, 2014
© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Anillo Periférico Sur Manuel Gómez Morin, Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Arq. Alberto Tacher, Arq. Sara Tamez, Arq. Oswin Guzmán
  • Design Team

    Arq. Daniel Zepeda, Arq. Mónica Rivera, Arq. Jessica Tirado.
  • Project Area

    149727.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Mito Covarrubias, Gerardo Cárdenas, Alejandro Fournier

© Gerardo Cárdenas © Gerardo Cárdenas © Gerardo Cárdenas © Gerardo Cárdenas +22

Super Alloys / WAM Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 July, 2014
© Adrián Llaguno
© Adrián Llaguno
  • Architects

  • Location

    66350 Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Roberto Romero, Tania Coronado, Rocío González
  • Landscape Design

    Ecotono Urbano
  • Structures

    Eduardo Cristo
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Adrián Llaguno © Adrián Llaguno © Adrián Llaguno © Adrián Llaguno +25

Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk]

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
© Diego Cosme
© Diego Cosme
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Juriquilla, Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Ana Martin, Juan Carlos Kelly, Paulina Moreno
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Photography

© Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme +16

Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Mexico’s pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale is centered on Octavio Paz’s reflections on the contraposition between tradition and modernity. Echoing the request from Rem Koolhaas that the national pavilions focus on the theme Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Paz’s writings establish that “…modernity, for the last one hundred years has been our style. It is the universal style. Wanting to be modern seems like madness, we are condemned to be modern.”