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Unfoldings and Assemblages: Mexico’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

14:00 - 21 May, 2016

Following a competition that received 286 entries from 26 of the 32 states of Mexico, 31 proposals have been selected to be presented at the Mexican Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Narrating the “deep history of social participation in Mexico,” the exhibit, “Unfoldings and Assemblages,” will feature “architectures assembled from fragments, modules, relations, stories, tactics, technologies and construction strategies.” The exhibit will focus on work and experiences that can change, propagate and adapt, rather than closed systems or final products.

Cal House / BAAQ'

11:00 - 20 May, 2016
Cal House / BAAQ', © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa María Tonameca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    J. Alfonso Quiñones
  • Area

    657.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Trojes House / Arkylab

13:00 - 17 May, 2016
Trojes House / Arkylab, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Leader Architect

    Luis Morán
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Jazz Foundation / em-estudio 

19:00 - 12 May, 2016
The Jazz Foundation / em-estudio , © Ivan Esqueda Martínez 
© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 

© Ivan Esqueda Martínez  © Ivan Esqueda Martínez  © Ivan Esqueda Martínez  © Ivan Esqueda Martínez  +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
  • Client

    The Jazz Foundation
  • Interior Design

    Tónico Visual 
  • Area

    371.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Villa Vortex / Paulo Flores + ggarchitects

13:00 - 12 May, 2016
Villa Vortex / Paulo Flores + ggarchitects, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +19

Triangulo Corona / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

13:00 - 7 May, 2016
Triangulo Corona  / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Eduardo Micha, Fabio Correa, Gabriel Merino, Oscar Osorio, Patricia Pérez, Christian Rodriguez, Miguel Ángel Chiney, Eduardo Acosta, Maricruz Pérez
  • Area

    1543.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Durango 133 / JSa

11:00 - 26 April, 2016
Durango 133 / JSa, © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo

© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    6a.Calle de Durango 133, Roma Nte., 06700 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architectural Design

    Javier Sánchez + Juan Reyes
  • Design Team

    JSa / Sofía Villareal
  • Project Area

    4205.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Baroque Museum / Toyo Ito

13:00 - 24 April, 2016
Baroque Museum / Toyo Ito , © Patrick Lopez Jaimes / Danstek
© Patrick Lopez Jaimes / Danstek

© Patrick Lopez Jaimes / Danstek © Patrick Lopez Jaimes / Danstek © Patrick Lopez Jaimes / Danstek © Patrick Lopez Jaimes / Danstek +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Atlixcayotl, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, Corredor Comercial Desarrollo Atlixcayotl, Puebla, Pue., Mexico
  • Architectural Project

    Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
  • Local Architect

    Federico Bautista Alonso
  • Area

    18149.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Casa Taller Tampiquito / Dear Architects

15:00 - 22 April, 2016
Casa Taller Tampiquito / Dear Architects, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Dear Architects

    Rubén Octavio Sepúlveda Chapa, Abel Salazar, Ana Paulina Reyes, Jorge Jiménez, Cinthia Cavazos, Marcela Martínez
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Carlota Hotel / JSa

11:00 - 18 April, 2016
Carlota Hotel / JSa, © Camila Cossío
© Camila Cossío

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Camila Cossío © Camila Cossío +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Río Amazonas 73, Col. Renacimiento, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architectural Design

    Javier Sánchez + Aisha Ballesteros
  • Design Team

    JSa, Laura Natividad, Dania Gutiérrez, Jimena González Sicilia, Juan Jesús Pérez, Gerardo Fonseca
  • Project Area

    1326.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

San Pablo Academic and Cultural Center / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

11:00 - 14 April, 2016
San Pablo Academic and Cultural Center / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, © Sandra Pereznieto
© Sandra Pereznieto

© Sandra Pereznieto © Francisco León © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto +25

Oriente 7 16 / Accidental

17:00 - 5 April, 2016
© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 7 Ote. 16, Isidro Fabela, 14030 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Design Team

    Susana Pantoja y Gerardo Galicia.
  • Area

    1131.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully +17

Project of the Month: Casa Meztitla

08:00 - 5 April, 2016
Project of the Month: Casa Meztitla, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

The search to connect with nature has been of great value to architecture, not only in terms of respecting and enhancing the natural conditions of a place, but also in creating a holistic relationship between the user and the space.

For the March Project of the Month, we recognize a residential project located in a unique landscape: the Tepozteco area in Mexico. In this project, the architecture connects with nature through a building that blends with the surroundings, while at the same time engaging with the setting in a unique way.

Chacala House / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macías Peredo

13:00 - 4 April, 2016
Chacala House / CoA arquitectura  + Estudio Macías Peredo, © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Onnis Luque +13

PRODUCTORA's Pavilion on the Zocalo Wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015

12:00 - 4 April, 2016
PRODUCTORA's Pavilion on the Zocalo Wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

Yesterday during the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) ceremony, Mexico's most prominent public square, the Pavilion at the Zocalo by Mexico City's PRODUCTORA won the MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015 award, deeming it the best new architecture in the Americas by an emerging practice. 

The MCHAP.emerge prize is awarded biennially by the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). As winner, PRODUCTORA will be given the opportunity to lead a research studio in 2017 related to 'rethinking metropolis' along with $25,000 of funding. 

PRODUCTORA was a finalist among practices from Canada, the United StatesChile and Paraguay. The decision was made by Jury President Stan Allen, architect and former Dean of Princeton University’s School of Architecture (New York); Florencia Rodriguez, editorial director of Piedra, Papel y Tijera publishers (Buenos Aires); Ila Berman, Professor of Architecture, University of Waterloo (Waterloo); Jean Pierre Crousse of Barclay & Crousse (Lima), and Dean Wiel Arets (Chicago).

Casa Veintiuno / Hernández Silva Arquitectos

17:00 - 1 April, 2016
Casa Veintiuno / Hernández Silva Arquitectos, © Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

© Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
  • Team

    Alejandro Aponte Gómez, Roberto Peña Rodríguez
  • Area

    531.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Carlos Díaz Corona

Over 30 Countries to Participate in the Inaugural London Design Biennale

14:00 - 29 March, 2016
Over 30 Countries to Participate in the Inaugural London Design Biennale, FREE City, the Mexico proposal. Image © FernandoRomeroEnterprisE
FREE City, the Mexico proposal. Image © FernandoRomeroEnterprisE

A total of 34 countries will participate in the inaugural London Design Biennale, according to a press release from the organization. Set to open on September 7th, the Biennale will center on the theme Utopia by Design, looking at “sustainability, migration, pollution, water and social equality,” among other issues. 

The theme was chosen in honor of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s “Utopia,” and the Biennale will be “the centerpiece” of the Somerset House’s year-long programme celebrating the text. “We chose the inaugural theme, Utopia by Design, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the publication of  Thomas More’s classic, and to reflect on the rich history of the modernist design it inspired,” said Christopher Turner, the Director of the London Design Biennale. 

The Biennale “will present newly commissioned works in contemporary design, design-led innovation, creativity and research,” bringing together “designers, innovators and cultural bodies” to explore “the role of design in our collective futures.” A diverse group of countries from five continents are set to participate: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, SouthAfrica, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK and the USA.

US installation. Image © CooperHewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum The Cybersyn operations room, inspiration for the Chilean installation. Image © Gui Bonsiepe Aid Drop Yaniv Kadosh_ACT Shenkar, Israel’s proposal. Image © Sasha Flit 'Monstera Deliciosa, Volume I', South Africa proposal. Image © Southern Guild +7

Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos

11:00 - 29 March, 2016
Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos, © Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

© Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    DCPP arquitectos
  • Project Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs