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Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales

13:00 - 19 March, 2017
Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales, ©  Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

©  Rafael Gamo ©  Rafael Gamo ©  Rafael Gamo Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vistahermosa 115, Portales Nte, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2015
  • Photography

    Rafael Gamo

Zirahuén House / Intersticial Arquitectura

13:00 - 18 March, 2017
Zirahuén House / Intersticial Arquitectura, © Marcos Betanzos
© Marcos Betanzos

© Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Author Architects

    Ian Pablo Amores, Rodolfo Unda
  • Collaboratos

    Gildardo Olvera, Andrea Oliveros, María José Milke, Mauricio Salmón
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House in the Woods / COCCO Arquitectos

13:00 - 17 March, 2017
House in the Woods / COCCO Arquitectos, © Alejandro Souza
© Alejandro Souza

© Alejandro Souza © Alejandro Souza © Alejandro Souza © Alejandro Souza +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Teuchitlán, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Arcelia Cornejo, Salvador Covarrubias
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

One Bucket at a Time / Factor Eficiencia + 5468796 Architecture

15:00 - 16 March, 2017
One Bucket at a Time / Factor Eficiencia + 5468796 Architecture, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Alameda Park, Av. Hidalgo s/n, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architects in charge

    Pablo Batista, Sasa Radulovic, Johanna Hurme, Gerardo Salinas y Fermin Espinosa
  • Structural Engineer

    Studio NYL Structural Engineers
  • Constructor

    Factor Eficiencia
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Lacustrine Pavilion / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública)

17:00 - 15 March, 2017
Lacustrine Pavilion / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública), © Enrique Márquez Abella
© Enrique Márquez Abella

© Enrique Márquez Abella © Enrique Márquez Abella © Enrique Márquez Abella © Enrique Márquez Abella +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Hidalgo, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Design

    Francisco Eduardo Franco
  • Collaborators

    Arat Guillen, Ingrid González, Marbet Salazar, Abraham Guillermo Fonseca.
  • Landscape

    ALMUDENA | Rebeca Franco y Roma Verde
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Enrique Marquez Abella, Cortesía de TAP

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Shares Proposal for Hotel and Residential Project in Mexico

06:00 - 15 March, 2017
Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Shares Proposal for Hotel and Residential Project in Mexico, © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by CG Veron
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by CG Veron

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos (SMA) has revealed their recent competition proposal for St Regis Los Cabos, a 12.4-hectare hotel and residential project on the southern tip of the Gulf of California in Mexico, bordering the Pacific Ocean.

In response to the site’s natural conditions—vast area, views, and exposure to predominant winds—the project’s volumetric design focuses on the use of camouflaged materials, terraces, and methods to provide shelter from the wind, all of which creates two parallel undulating forms at the edge of the beach.

The hotel and its amenities will be aligned with the east side of the complex, such that they achieve a layout with as many rooms as possible with direct views of the Pacific Ocean that rotate to ensure privacy.

© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by SMA © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by CG Veron © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by CG Veron © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by CG Veron +23

Spotlight: Luis Barragán

08:00 - 9 March, 2017
Spotlight: Luis Barragán, Casa Gilardi. Imagevia <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Casa_Giraldi_Luis_Barragan.JPG'>Wikimedia user Ulises00</a> (public domain)
Casa Gilardi. Imagevia Wikimedia user Ulises00 (public domain)

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.

6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

09:30 - 27 February, 2017
6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

The "architectural pilgrimage" is much more than just everyday tourism. Studying and admiring a building through text and images often creates a hunger in architects, thanks to the space between the limitations of 2D representation and the true experience of the building. Seeing a building in person that one has long loved from a distance can become something of a spiritual experience, and architects often plan vacations around favorite or important spaces. But too often, architects become transfixed by a need to visit the same dozen European cities that have come to make up the traveling architect's bucket list.

The list here shares some sites that may not have made your list just yet. Although somewhat less well known than the canonical cities, the architecture of these six cities is sure to hold its ground against the world's best. The locations here make ideal long weekend trips (depending of course on where you are traveling from), although it never hurts to have more than a few days to really become immersed in a city. We have selected a few must-see buildings from each location, but each has even more to offer than what you see here—so don't be afraid to explore!

Gála House / Apaloosa

13:00 - 26 February, 2017
Gála House / Apaloosa, © Carlos Berdejo Mandujano
© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano

© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © Carlos Berdejo Mandujano +22

  • Architects

    Luis Armando Gómez Solorzano
  • Location

    Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
  • Area

    75.43 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

TPL08 / COCCO ARQUITECTOS

20:00 - 24 February, 2017
TPL08  / COCCO ARQUITECTOS, © Alejandro Souza
© Alejandro Souza

© Alejandro Souza © Alejandro Souza © Alejandro Souza © Alejandro Souza +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tapalpa, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Arcelia Cornejo, Salvador Covarrubias
  • Other Participants

    Marco Bueno
  • Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Bosques de Galeana / GRUPO 30x30

17:00 - 23 February, 2017
Bosques de Galeana / GRUPO 30x30, © LGM studio
© LGM studio

© LGM studio © LGM studio © LGM studio © LGM studio +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Hermenegildo Galeana no. 113, Mexico
  • Area

    1495.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Changing Climate, Changing Cities: The New York Times Launches Series on the Urban Effects of Climate Change

14:10 - 17 February, 2017
Changing Climate, Changing Cities: The New York Times Launches Series on the Urban Effects of Climate Change, Mexico City is home to more than 20 million people. Image © Flickr user kc_aplosweb. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Mexico City is home to more than 20 million people. Image © Flickr user kc_aplosweb. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Contrary to some beliefs, climate change is not simply some unidentifiable threat perpetually on the horizon, but a phenomenon that has already had real impact on real world places. To illustrate the effects of our changing environment, the New York Times has launched a new multi-media series called “Changing Climate, Changing Cities,” written by architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, that aims to expose how climate change is “challenging the world’s urban centers.

The first installment takes a look Mexico City, where environmental issues that have already wreaked havoc for centuries, such as water shortage and ground subsidence, are beginning to see their effects multiplied by the city’s changing climate. The piece explains the root of these problems, and their effect of an already fragile infrastructure and social fabric.

MA House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

15:00 - 8 February, 2017
MA House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales, © Sandra Pereznieto
© Sandra Pereznieto

© Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto +54

Hacienda El Barreno Visitors Pavilion / Grupoarquitectura

13:15 - 8 February, 2017
Hacienda El Barreno Visitors Pavilion / Grupoarquitectura, © Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

© Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza +24

9X20 House / S-AR stacion-ARquitectura

11:00 - 7 February, 2017
9X20 House / S-AR stacion-ARquitectura, © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal
© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal

© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal +27

Sole Houses / SANTOSCREATIVOS + VTALLER

11:00 - 3 February, 2017
Sole Houses / SANTOSCREATIVOS + VTALLER, © Miguel  Valverde
© Miguel Valverde

© Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Construction

    Dieguez Taller - 2 Aarquitectos
  • Project

    Víctor Valverde, Miguel Valverde
  • Area

    191.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MEXTROPOLI 2017: A 4-Day Architecture Festival in Mexico City

07:30 - 3 February, 2017
MEXTROPOLI 2017: A 4-Day Architecture Festival in Mexico City

MEXTRÓPOLI, International Festival of Architecture and the City is an opportunity to experience the city through architecture.

The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2017

12:00 - 28 January, 2017
The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2017, ReUrbano / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Miguel de Guzmán
ReUrbano / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Miguel de Guzmán

Each year, The Architectural League of New York awards its prestigious Emerging Voices award to eight practices across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, whose work “represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment."

This is Emerging Voices' 35th year running, with the competition organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach and reviewed by an esteemed jury.

"The 2017 Voices personify the versatility of contemporary practice. Many firms take on multiple roles of designer, developer, and/or builder to address pressing issues in housing, institutional design, and the public realm. They embrace material experimentation, challenging sites, and an economy of means within budgetary constraints to create exemplary architecture," said Rieselbach.

This year’s recipients are…

La Tellera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo Whistler Cabin / Scott and Scott Architects. Image © Scott and Scott Architects MA House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Sandra Pereznieto Treehouse / LEVER Architecture. Image © Lara Swimmer +9