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Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

  • Arquitectos: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Location: Avenida Ejército Nacional, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Project Area: 157000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Paul Rivera

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

House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos

  • Architects: Villar Watty Arquitectos
  • Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architects: Alberto Villar Watty y Gerardo Villar Watty
  • Design Team: Estefanía Zetina
  • Project Area: 695.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Francisco Gutiérrez, Estefanía Zetina, Gabriela Zarazúa

© Estefanía Zetina © Gabriela Zarazúa © Estefanía Zetina © Francisco Gutiérrez

Falcon Headquarters 2 / Rojkind Arquitectos + Gabriela Etchegaray

Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
  • Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos, Gabriela Etchegaray
  • Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge: Michel Rojkind, Gerardo Salinas, Gabriela Etchegaray
  • Design Team: Barbara Trujillo, Gerardo Villanueva, Gerardo Reyes, Carlos Campos, Andrea León
  • Area: 1650.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro

Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro

Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos + Cadena y Asociados

  • Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Location: Querétaro, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, DF, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge: Michel Rojkind, Gerardo Salinas
  • Design Team: Barbara Trujillo, Adrian Aguilar, Adrián Krezlik, Rodrigo Flores, Rodrigo Medina, Andrea León, Beatriz Zavala
  • Area: 1750.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro

Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro

Spotlight: Luis Barragán

Courtesy of casaluisbarragan.org
Courtesy of casaluisbarragan.org

"The Art of Seeing. It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean, to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis." - Luis Barragán

One of Mexico's greatest architects, Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín (March 9, 1902 – November 22, 1988) revolutionized modern architecture in the country with his use of bright colors reminiscent of the traditional architecture of Mexico, and with works such as his Casa Barragán, the Chapel of the Capuchinas, the Torres de Satélite, "Los Clubes" (Cuadra San Cristobal and Fuente de los Amantes), and the Casa Gilardi, among many others.

Ro House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

  • Architects: Alexanderson Arquitectos
  • Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project and Construction: Pablo Alexanderson Silva
  • Project Area: 483.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos

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B"O Hotel / Muro Rojo Arquitectura

  • Architects: Muro Rojo Arquitectura
  • Location: 5 de Mayo 38, De La Merced, 29240 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, CHIS, Mexico
  • Project Direction: Elizabeth Gómez Coello, Jorge Medina Robles, Germán Velasco Espinosa
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro

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Montebello 321 / Jorge Bolio Arquitectura

© David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera

Cumbres House / DCPP arquitectos

  • Architects: DCPP arquitectos
  • Location: Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Architect: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
  • Construction: DCPP Construcciones
  • Project Area: 800.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Rafael Gamo

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Carmody Groarke To Design UK Pavilion For Mexico's 2015 Guadalajara Book Fair

The British Council recently announced that London-based practice Carmody Groarke have been selected to design the UK pavilion at the 2015 Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara, Mexico. The organisers of the international event, which is the largest literary festival in the Spanish speaking world, have chosen the UK to be this year's "Guest of Honour" as part of a bilateral initiative launched to "build, strengthen and celebrate the growing connections" between the two countries.

8 Gardens House / Goko MX

  • Architects: Goko MX
  • Location: Cuernavaca, MOR, Mexico
  • Project Architects: Christopher Koehn, Jose Martín González
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Aki Itami R.

© Aki Itami R. © Aki Itami R. © Aki Itami R. © Aki Itami R.

The Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño

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Arquine Launches Competition No. 17: Eastern Metropolitan Green Lung

Held annually since 1998, the Arquine International Architecture Competition explores important and relevant topics for society as a whole, creating a space for dialogue and promoting active participation of both national and international architects. It has become one of the best architecture ideas competitions, with over 400 teams from more than 21 countries participating last year.

This year, Arquine is asking: What could be the vocation of the [future, ex] International Airport Benito Juarez of Mexico City? Following the announcement that Mexico City’s new international airport will be constructed in Texcoco, this competition aims to generate proposals for the [future] urban zone. Comprised of a total of 746 acres, the area has the potential to become a catalyst for development and growth of the eastern part of one of the most complex and populated cities in the world.

Determining the future use of the space now occupied by the International Airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City is one of the most interesting urban development challenges worldwide. The public competition offers a way to dig into the potential use of the area and explore the possibility of creating a large green area in the eastern part of Mexico City.

Spotlight: Félix Candela

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Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

“Every work of art is an interpretation of the world, of what you are thinking; a realization of your perception which creates and attempts a different world. In the end, a work of art is merely an offering to art."

Mexican-Spanish architect Félix Candela (Jan 27, 1910-Dec 7, 1997) was known for redefining the role of the architect in relation to structural problems, and played a crucial role in the development of new structural forms of concrete. His famous experimentation with concrete gave rise to projects like the Los Manantiales restaurant in the Xochimilco area of Mexico City and the Cosmic Rays Pavilion for the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Learn more about Candela after the break.