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House with Four Courtyards / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

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Casa Xixim / Specht Harpman

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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

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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

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Housing Building in Mexico City / Vicente Alonso Ibarra

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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

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“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

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House to See the Sky / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

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IC House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

  • Architects: Alexanderson Arquitectos
  • Location: Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
  • Project Architect: Pablo Alexanderson Silva
  • Project Area: 775.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona

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Tadeo 4909 / Proyecto Cafeína

  • Architects: Proyecto Cafeína
  • Location: San Judas Tadeo, Santa Cruz Buenavista Sur, 72170 Santa Cruz Buenavista, Pue., Mexico
  • Project Area: 902.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Patrick Lopez Jaimes

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Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós

  • Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
  • Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architect: Carme Pinós Desplat
  • Project Area: 75.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

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Guadarrama House / Mayer Hasbani

  • Architects: Mayer Hasbani
  • Location: Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Area: 670.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Paul Czitrom

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LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

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TID Annex / ATELIER ARS°

  • Architects: ATELIER ARS°
  • Location: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Anillo Periférico Sur Manuel Gómez Morin 8585, Santa María Tequepexpan, 45601 San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jal., Mexico
  • Architects In Charge : Alejandro Guerrero, Andrea Soto.
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Onnis Luque

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Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

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Mexican Company Develops Wood Substitute from a Tequila Byproduct

Searching for an alternative to costly and resource intensive materials, Mexican company Plastinova has developed a wood substitute from a byproduct of tequila and recycled plastic which it claims is not only renewable, but also stronger than the materials that it hopes to replace.