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Pino Street House / Oscar Gutiérrez

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Pino Street House / Oscar Gutiérrez, © Vanessa Guízar
© Vanessa Guízar

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

CincoMdos / JSa

00:00 - 7 August, 2014
CincoMdos / JSa, © 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 +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Area

    38450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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

C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerardo Carrera Escobar, Eduardo Arellano Garcia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© 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
Super Alloys / WAM Arquitectos, © 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
Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk], © 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
Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 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.”

Architects Julio Gaeta and Luby Springall use this reflection as the starting point for their curatorial project, designing the pavilion to show two story paths: one traditional and one modern. This concept is executed through the selection of works emblematic of Mexican modernity juxtaposed with works, events and interviews that influence architecture.

Check out photos from the pavilion along with the official text from the curators after the break.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +8

Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos, © Diego Serratos
© Diego Serratos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Gerardo Villar Watty y Alberto Villar Watty
  • Design Team

    Daniel Villanueva, Paola García
  • Project Area

    263.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Diego Serratos

© Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos +22

Puerto Vallarta Seafront / Trama Arquitectos

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
© Alejandro Cartagena
© Alejandro Cartagena
  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jaime Castiello, Héctor Santana, Edgardo Sandoval y Carlos Haro
  • Co-Workers

    Livier Miramontes, Manuel Haro, Carmen Espinosa, Jorge Ignacio Gutiérrez, Jaime Castiello Gómez Verea, Fernando Castiello, Carlos Rodríguez, Miguel Martínez, Héctor Lozano, Beatriz Orozco, Mario Rodríguez, Hugo Yáñez, Susana Cortés, Juan Carlos Barriga
  • Landscape

    West8 urban design & landscape architecture + Estudio 3.14
  • Urban Furniture

    West8 urban design & Estudio 3.14
  • Structural

    Constructora Cautín S.A. de C.V., Ing. Roberto Dávalos
  • Construction

    Géminis Internacional S.A. de C.V., Vifeg S.A. de C.V. y Duo S.A de C.V
  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena +27

Zacatitos 04 / Campos Leckie Studio

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
Zacatitos 04 / Campos Leckie Studio, © John Sinal
© John Sinal

© John Sinal © John Sinal © John Sinal © John Sinal +10

Primaria Nuevo Continente / Miguel Montor

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Primaria Nuevo Continente / Miguel Montor, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaragoza 61, Colonia la Capilla, 76176 Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +53

Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio

01:00 - 13 July, 2014
Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio, © John Sinal
© John Sinal

© John Sinal © John Sinal © John Sinal © John Sinal +13

Zacatitos 03 / Campos Leckie Studio

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Zacatitos 03 / Campos Leckie Studio, © John Sinal
© John Sinal

© John Sinal © John Sinal © John Sinal © John Sinal +11

Pre-School Building / Miguel Montor

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Pre-School Building / Miguel Montor, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

© Moritz Bernoully © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +27

Mexico's 2014 Public Interest Design Award Winners

00:00 - 3 July, 2014
Mexico's 2014 Public Interest Design Award Winners, Participatory design and community construction of a microregional center for technological innovation. Image Courtesy of PID Mexico
Participatory design and community construction of a microregional center for technological innovation. Image Courtesy of PID Mexico

Effective, excellent, inclusive, impactful, systematic, and participatory - these were the six criteria jurors considered when selecting the winners of this year's Public Interest Design Mexico Awards. On September 11th and 12th in Mexico City, the six winning projects will be presented to the public. To learn more about these exemplary projects that serve the public realm, keep reading after the break.

Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts, Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal
Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal

In the following interview, presented by ArchDaily Materials and originally published by Sixty7 Architecture Road, Canadian firm Campos Leckie Studio defines their process for designing site-specific, beautiful architecture that speaks for itself. Enjoy the firm's stunning projects and read the full interview after the break. 

We asked Michael Leckie, one of the principals of Vancouver-based Campos Leckie Studio, about the importance of discovery in design and the textural differences between projects. Your website states that your firm is committed to a rigorous process of discovery. How do you explain that to clients?

Process is extremely important in our work. When we meet with clients we do not immediately provide napkin sketches or an indication of what form the work will ultimately take on. Rather, we focus on the formulation of the ‘design problem’ and the conditions that establish the basis for exploration and discovery. These contextual starting points include the site, program, materiality, budget, as well as cultural reference points. This is challenging for some clients, as our culture generally conditions people to expect to see the final product before they commit to something. 

Zacatitos 02. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 03. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 04. Image © John Sinal © John Sinal +17