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US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials

A tri-national agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will now allow architects to work across borders in North America. As reported by the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), in conjunction with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (FCARM), representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities in all three countries have agreed to mutually recognize architect credentials. 

Cicerón 406 / JVC Arq

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects: JVC arq
  • Location: Cicerón 406, Polanco, 11550 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architectural Design: José Vigil Carvallo, Juan Carlos Pérez Zamora
  • Structural Design: Octavio Barón Luna
  • Construction: Marco Vigil Carvallo
  • Facade Screens Design: Ariel Rojo
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

La Tomatina House / Plastik Arquitectos

  • Architects: Plastik Arquitectos
  • Location: Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Project Architects: Gerardo Carrera Escobar y Eduardo Arellano Garcia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández   © Oscar Hernández   © Oscar Hernández   © Oscar Hernández

P House / Cherem Arquitectos

  • Architects: Cherem Arquitectos
  • Location: Isla del Lago, Bosque Real Country Club, 52770 Huixquilucan, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Project Architect: Arq. Abraham Cherem
  • Collaborator: Rodolfo Diaz
  • Project Area: 780.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Enrique Macías

© Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías

CR House / CoA Arquitectura

  • Architects: CoA Arquitectura
  • Location: Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Area: 413.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura

© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura

HDJ75 / T38 studio

  • Architects: T38 studio
  • Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
  • Area: 290.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Alfredo Zertuche

© Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche

Santa Catarina House / Ludens

  • Architects: Ludens
  • Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architecture: Iván Hernández
  • Design Team: Tiago Pinto + Anna Mieszek + Antonio García + Juan Vázquez
  • Project Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Angélica Ibarra, Courtesy of Briefcase

© Angélica Ibarra © Angélica Ibarra © Angélica Ibarra © Angélica Ibarra

CEMEX Unveils Winners of the XXIII Building Awards

CEMEX has announced both the international and national winners of the XXIII Building Awards, which aim to recognize the best architecture and construction both internationally and within Mexico. All projects were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of some of the most important and prestigious representatives of the industry at an international level.

The international awards recognizing housing, institutional/industrial and large-scale infrastructure projects that were built during 2013 and stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques. Finalist projects ranged from Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama to Plan B Arquitectos’ Click Clack Hotel in Bogotá, Colombia, covering a range of countries and architectural styles.

The CEMEX Building Award is itself a unique piece of art created by Mexican sculptor Miguel Angel Gonzalez and made out of black marble and concrete. 

Read on after the break for both the international and national winners…

Emerging Voices: Estudio Macías Peredo

Estudio Macías Peredo is led by Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas and is based in Guadalajara, Mexico. In their lecture as one of the winners of the Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices awards, Corona and Arenas reveal the ways in which the local conditions and building traditions of their country have become creative drivers for their contemporary practice of architecture. They have a shared interest in primitive buildings, seeking to incorporate some of the inherent abstract qualities of primitive structures in ways that address contemporary issues.

LA House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

CEMEX Unveils National Finalists for the XXIII Building Awards

The CEMEX Building Awards recognize the best architecture and construction in Mexico, ranging from single-family homes to large-scale infrastructure projects. For the XXIII awards CEMEX will recognize projects that were built during 2013 that stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques. 

CEMEX has already unveiled the national finalists for the 13 categories, and the winners will be announced on November 5. 

Read on after the break to see the finalists. 

MM House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

  • Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos
  • Location: Tapalpa, JAL, Mexico
  • Architects In Charge: Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
  • Area: 1557.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Marcos García

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García

Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti + RDT arquitectos

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Tres Picos 97 / D+S Arquitectos

  • Architects: D+S Arquitectos
  • Location: Tres Picos, Polanco, 11550 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Area: 450.0 m2
  • Photographs: Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos

Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos

LC BAR / Regaa Estudio Arquitectura

  • Architects: Regaa Estudio Arquitectura
  • Location: Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Area: 350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Efraín Alvarado

© Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado

V House / Agraz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Location: Puerta Plata, Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architect: Ricardo Agraz
  • Project Manager: Brenda Barron
  • Project Area: 354.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias