Roma339 : Roma340 / Diseño Espacial

17:00 - 30 November, 2015
© Ana Eunice Ortíz Pámanes
© Ana Eunice Ortíz Pámanes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lomas de Angelópolis, Pue., Mexico
  • Design Team

    Carlos Ortega Arámburo, Daniel de León Languré.
  • Photographs

    Ana Eunice Ortíz Pámanes

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Cacamatzin 34 / DEA Diseño Exterior y Arquitectura

19:00 - 26 November, 2015
© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

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Huiini House / S+ diseño

11:00 - 24 November, 2015
© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Primavera, Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Sara Tamez
  • Project Area

    148.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Mito Covarrubias

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T02 / ADI Arquitectura y Diseño Interior

15:00 - 18 November, 2015
© Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

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Hill Studio House / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica

09:00 - 18 November, 2015
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Federal District, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños. Omar Saad, Camilo Moreno, Aida Hurtado, Jerónimo Hill.
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Onnis Luque

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Kindo / Anagrama

17:00 - 17 November, 2015
© Estudio Tampiquito
© Estudio Tampiquito
  • Architect

  • Location

    Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Roberto Treviño, Carla Baca, Sebastian Padilla, Andrea Benavides, Xavier Doria
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Estudio Tampiquito

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RR House / Delfino Lozano

13:00 - 17 November, 2015

  • Architects

    Delfino Lozano
  • Location

    Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    César Béjar

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Community Center San Bernabé / Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos

11:00 - 16 November, 2015
© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

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Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos' “Isla Pasion” Development in Cozumel is Inspired by Mayan Culture

08:00 - 13 November, 2015
Courtesy of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Courtesy of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Deeply intertwined with Mexican identity, Mayan culture has become a primary frame of reference when it comes to architecture in the country, with many local architects seeking to integrate Pre-Colombian, Mesoamerican ideologies with contemporary design. 

With Mayan culture as a starting point, Mexican firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has designed Isla Pasión (Passion Island), a project for a new tourism development on the Caribbean island of Cozumel, located to the southeast of Mexico. The masterplan incorporates suites, stilt homes, a spa area, common areas, and a residential zone. The project originated from an understanding of the context, both architecturally and naturally, resulting in the use of natural materials, like wood and stone, as well as carrying out a reinterpretation of traditional Mayan architecture for the shape of the volumes. 

Learn more about this project, which was also a 2015 WAF finalist, after the break. 

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CEMEX Announces Winners of the XXIV Building Awards

23:30 - 5 November, 2015

CEMEX has announced both the international and national winners of its XXIV Building Awards during a ceremony held in Mexico City. A total of 637 projects competed in the National Edition across 13 categories, while 36 projects competing across five categories participated in the international awards.

This year’s Building Awards honor the best architecture and construction projects built during 2014 that use concrete technologies in creative and innovative ways with a focus on sustainability and social well-being.

In addition to honoring the best projects each year, CEMEX also recognizes an architect or engineer “whose contributions in the world of construction have been valuable and left great lessons to society” through the Lorenzo H. Zambrano Lifetime Achievement Award. This year Rafael Moneo was selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for “his invaluable architectural expressions and his contribution to education and construction both in Spain and abroad.”

View the 2015 Building Award Winners after the break. 

Video: Charles & Ray Eames Explore Mexico’s Day of the Dead

08:00 - 1 November, 2015

Celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) honors the deceased. This video, made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1957, looks at the philosophy and origins of the Mexican holiday, presenting the folk objects and rituals associated with the celebration. Watch the short film above to learn more.

How 3 Award-Winning Projects Harnessed the Beauty and Power of Concrete

08:00 - 26 October, 2015

Long touted for its strength and versatility, concrete has had an integral role in construction and design as far back as the Roman times. And in recent years, concrete’s potential has reached new heights, with many companies developing innovative uses and applications for the material, ranging from concrete reinforced with bamboo to ultra-porous concrete and concrete cloth.

Held annually, the CEMEX Building Awards recognize architecture and construction projects from around the world that use concrete technologies in creative and innovative ways, with a focus on sustainable design and social well-being. We spoke with three of the architecture firms behind winning designs of the 2014 CEMEX Building Awards to see how concrete influenced their design and why they believe concrete to be an important construction material. 

Tatiana Bilbao’s $8,000 House Could Solve Mexico’s Social Housing Shortage

08:00 - 16 October, 2015
© Alejandro Spamer
© Alejandro Spamer

Centered on the theme “The State of the Art of Architecture,” the Chicago Architecture Biennial offers a look at the issues surrounding contemporary architecture around the globe. Featuring interventions from over 100 different architects from more than 30 different countries, the Biennial seeks to “demonstrate that architecture matters at any scale.”

Tatiana Bilbao’s project for the Chicago Biennial offers a solution to Mexico's affordable housing shortage. Her full-scale, Sustainable Housing prototype offers a flexible design that can respond to the different needs of each family. The house can be constructed for as little as $8,000 and up to $14,000 depending on a variety of factors including the location, the construction phase selected, and local regulations.  

View images and learn more about her prototype after the break. 

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Encuentro Guadalupe Winery / graciastudio

11:00 - 15 October, 2015
© Edgar Lima
© Edgar Lima
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalupe, Baja California, México
  • Project Architects

    Jorge Gracia
  • Project Area

    940000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Edgar Lima, Luis Garcia

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Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

11:00 - 7 October, 2015
© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera
  • Architects

  • Location

    Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • President

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader

    Andrés Cajiga
  • Project Area

    27500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Paul Rivera

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2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced

07:00 - 6 October, 2015
The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

The winners of the seventh annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces—have been announced in London. Out of over 860 entries from the United Kingdom and 70 other countries, 36 designs were awarded, with two grand prize winners.

The winners of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are:

LACES / CoA Arquitectura

17:00 - 30 September, 2015
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Gran Plaza Fashion Mall, Avenida Ignacio L. Vallarta 3959, Don Bosco Vallarta, 45049 Zapopán, Jal., Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Diana Quiroz Chávez
  • Project Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina

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Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

11:00 - 28 September, 2015
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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