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4.1.4 House / AS/D Asociación de Diseño

  • Architects: AS/D Asociación de Diseño
  • Location: Jurica, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
  • Design Team: Santiago García de Letona, Adela Rochmann, Eduardo Palomino, Piergianna Mazzoca, Fernando Polidura
  • Architectural Design: AS/D Asociación de Diseño – Paola Morales Orantes + Fernando Velasco RiveraTorres
  • Area: 270.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Rafael Gamo

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

Lake House / Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos

© Mito Covarrubias © Marcos García © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias

High Park / Rojkind Arquitectos

  • Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Location: Avenida Manuel Gomez Morin 922, Zona Santa Barbara, 66266 N.L., Mexico
  • Architects In Charge : Michel Rojkind y Gerardo Salinas
  • Area: 35000 sqm
  • Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Mariana García, Jaime Navarro

© Rojkind Arquitectos, photograph by Jaime Navarro © Mariana García © Mariana García © Rojkind Arquitectos, photograph by Jaime Navarro

Pedregal House / Garza Iga Arquitectos

  • Architects: Garza Iga Arquitectos
  • Location: Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Design: Daniela Garza, Eduardo Iga
  • Collaborators: Daniel Leos, Laura Loya
  • Project Area: 420.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Delfoz DS

© Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS

Floraplant Pavillion / T3arc

  • Architects: T3arc
  • Location: Casasano, San Pedro Apatlaco, Mor., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Alfredo Cano Briceno
  • Area: 220.0 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

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

Tres Picos Tower / LBR + A

  • Architects: LBR + A
  • Location: Calle Arquimedes, Polanco, 11550 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect: Benjamín Romano
  • Design Team: Carlos Espinosa, Gerardo Galicia
  • Project Area: 3905.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Alfonso Merchand

© Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand

House with Four Courtyards / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

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

Casa Xixim / Specht Harpman

© Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen

Artesia / Sordo Madaleno

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Location: Campos Elíseos, Polanco, Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Jorge Isaías
  • Area: 23600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Paul Rivera

© Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera

Zaha Hadid Unveils Community-Oriented Housing Project In Monterrey

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their first project in Mexico, a residential development in Monterrey. The country's third-largest city, Monterrey is a rapidly growing and increasingly important manufacturing and technology center. The project, named "Esfera City Center," is located to the southeast of Monterrey in the Huajuco Canyon, where it will provide crucial homes in a rapidly expanding part of the city.

Consisting of 981 units from single-person lofts to four-bedroom apartments totaling 137,000 square meters, the design rejects the original brief from the client which called for 12 residential towers, instead opting for a series of long, low-rise blocks which surround a public park, bringing a community focus to the design.

More images and information about the Esfera City Center project after the break.

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Yumi Yumi / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

  • Architects: Taller David Dana Arquitectura
  • Location: Avenida Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca, Polanco, México, D.F., Mexico
  • Collaborators: David Dana Cohen, Juan Castañeda
  • Project Area: 12.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Alessandro Bo

© Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo

Housing Building in Mexico City / Vicente Alonso Ibarra

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

In 4 Days, 100 Volunteers Used Mud and Reeds To Build This Community Center in Mexico

Developed by architects from Colectivo bma in Barranca de Huentitán, Guadalajara, Mexico, this new building for the Mexican Institute for Community Development (IMDEC) was built in just four days with the help of 100 volunteers.

The new facility includes both housing and meeting space, and was constructed using local building techniques and materials. Built with a concrete base, the walls were made using bahareque (reed frames and mud) and woven reed lattices that cover most of the building’s exterior. 

Learn more about the construction process after the break. 

Construction Process. Image © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez

Morillo Space / RootStudio

  • Architects: RootStudio
  • Location: Reforma, Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
  • Project Area: 98.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Arturo Canseco Ramirez

© Arturo Canseco Ramirez © Arturo Canseco Ramirez © Arturo Canseco Ramirez © Arturo Canseco Ramirez

“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós

  • Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
  • Location: Paseo Royal Country 4596, 45136 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
  • Author Architect : Carme Pinós
  • Architect In Charge: Juan Antonio Andreu
  • Area: 14800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó

House to See the Sky / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

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