CEMEX Announces Mexican Premio Obras Finalists

14:00 - 1 August, 2015

Held annually, the CEMEX Building Awards honor the best architecture and construction both in Mexico and abroad. The XXIV edition will recognize projects built in 2014 that stand out for their construction, conceptual, technical and aesthetic solutions. 

Street Artists and Local Government Team Up to Create Colorful Mexican Mural

08:00 - 29 July, 2015

About an hour outside Mexico City lies the small town of Palmitas in the Pachuca district, an area that, a few months ago, began a massive street art project to unite the community. Beginning as an idea from local government leaders, the project was executed by self-taught street artists Germen Crew.

Using the existing architecture set on the town’s predominant hill, Germen Crew created a multi-perspective piece of art that takes one of Mexico’s most recognized art forms—the mural—and adds a new sense of perspective and community to the historic tradition.

Revit Architecture 101 - Online Course (And We're Giving Away a ThinkParametric Membership!)

19:30 - 28 July, 2015
Revit Architecture 101 with Håvard Vasshaug
Revit Architecture 101 with Håvard Vasshaug

ThinkParametric launches its Revit Architecture 101 course taught by Håvard Vasshaug Design Technologist and BIM Specialist at DARK Architects.

Revit Architecture is one of the leading applications in the industry for Building Information Modelling and is reshaping the way we design and build architecture projects.

We're also giving away year-long memberships to ThinkParametric! Read on to find out how you can win. 

Project for an Elevated Park in Chapultepec, Mexico

12:00 - 27 July, 2015

Mexico City's exponential urban growth in the last decades has brought with it problems in terms of mobility, disorganized urban development and pollution. This has affected the connectivity of its roads and axes both physically and in terms of image. However, it has also provided important opportunities for urban and architectural interventions.

This project, developed by FRENTE arquitectura and RVDG arquitectura + urbanismo, recently received an IAA International Architecture Award in the Urban Planning category. It is a proposal for the regeneration of public space in order to create community in one of the areas with the most potential in the city.

Read on to learn more about the Chapultepec Elevated Park.

In Residence: Carlos Herrera

14:00 - 25 July, 2015

“To build a house like this for yourself, it’s a very, very easy and very difficult task because you’re your own client, and you can do whatever you dreamt of, it has to be here, and there are no excuses to make mistakes or anything.”

In the latest installment of the In Residence series, NOWNESS goes into the home of Mexican architect Carlos Herrera in Cuernavaca, just outside Mexico City. While the house functions as a weekend residence, it was built to be lived in—as Herrera explains, it’s a place to entertain guests, and, eventually, it could be a place to retire. The single-level house follows Herrera’s simple, earth-toned design aesthetic, filled with clean lines and sharp angles. Learn more about the design and inspiration behind the house in the video above. 

Carpa Olivera / Colectivo Urbano

13:00 - 23 July, 2015
  • Architects

    Colectivo Urbano
  • Location

    Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico
  • Architectural Proyect

    Jacqueline Meixueiro, Roberto Díaz, Javier Hidalgo, Emilio Castañón, Erick Pérez, David Escobar.
  • Area

    722.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque Carpa Olivera / Colectivo Urbano © Onnis Luque +41

Rancho Los Sauces / grupoarquitectura

13:00 - 22 July, 2015
Courtesy of grupoarquitectura
Courtesy of grupoarquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Erick Rios, Héctor Ferral, Rosa López Susana López, Erick Ríos, Rafael Sánchez, Chantal Stoopen
  • Project Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of grupoarquitectura

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Campanario 2 / Axel Duhart Arquitectos

13:00 - 18 July, 2015
© Jorge Silva, ADP
© Jorge Silva, ADP
  • Architects

  • Location

    El Campanario, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge

    Axel Duhart
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Jorge Silva, ADP

© Jorge Silva, ADP © Jorge Silva, ADP © Jorge Silva, ADP © Jorge Silva, ADP +25

Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

11:00 - 14 July, 2015
© Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Ignacio Rivero © Ignacio Rivero © Ignacio Rivero © Pim Schalkwijk +39

FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum

08:00 - 14 July, 2015
Courtesy of FR-EE
Courtesy of FR-EE

Fernando Romero EnterprisE (FR-EE) has revealed their proposal for the “Museo Mazatlán” in Mexico, which will be dedicated to the local culture of Mazatlán. Inspired by Mazatlán’s nickname, “The Pearl of the Pacific”, the design resembles an oyster with a pearl at its centre. This “pearl” is a geodesic dome, bringing together views of the sky with views of the city and sea.

Chapulín / mob + SAMA arquitectos

20:00 - 10 July, 2015
© Alfonso de Béjar
© Alfonso de Béjar

© Alfonso de Béjar © Alfonso de Béjar © Alfonso de Béjar © Alfonso de Béjar +17

Rojkind Arquitectos' Foro Boca Breaks Ground in Mexico

09:15 - 8 July, 2015
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

Rojkind Arquitectos has shared their latest project, Foro Boca, which broke ground yesterday in Veracruz, Mexico. Part of a masterplan that seeks to reinvigorate the surrounding area, the project is catalyzing the renovation of infrastructure. The building will hold an 850-seat concert hall, rehearsal space, a music library and offices. The architects contend that "The building appropriates the timeless expression of the concretes cubes formed by ripraps in the breakwater, assimilating them as its origin and re-interpreting them in a building made of apparent concrete, forming various areas of volume that contain the concert hall."

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GG-15 House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

19:00 - 7 July, 2015
© Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk +19

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos

11:00 - 7 July, 2015
© Delfoz DS
© Delfoz DS
  • Architects

    COA Arquitectos
  • Location

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Francisco Ortíz Aguilera
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS +17

Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN

09:00 - 5 July, 2015
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

    LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA, BLANCASMORAN
  • Location

    Avenida Montes Pirineos, Lomas de Chapultepec, 11000 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge

    Imanol Legorreta Molina, Pablo Sepúlveda de Yturbe, Abel Blancas Moran
  • Photographs

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +25

Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura

17:00 - 3 July, 2015
© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +40

House on 2nd Street (C2a) / LABorstudio

17:00 - 30 June, 2015
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge

    Rodrigo Seáñez Quevedo
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +35

Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo

12:00 - 30 June, 2015
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Río Consulado 114, 7 de Noviembre, 07840 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Rafael Ponce
  • Project Area

    1697.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +24