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

  • 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
Rancho Los Sauces / grupoarquitectura, 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

Courtesy of grupoarquitectura Courtesy of grupoarquitectura Courtesy of grupoarquitectura Courtesy of grupoarquitectura +16

Campanario 2 / Axel Duhart Arquitectos

13:00 - 18 July, 2015
Campanario 2 / Axel Duhart Arquitectos, © Jorge Silva, ADP
© 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
Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos, © Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk +52

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

08:00 - 14 July, 2015
FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum, 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
Chapulín / mob + SAMA arquitectos, © Alfonso de Béjar
© Alfonso de Béjar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, 11550 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Adán Paredes, Ignacio Rodríguez Bach, SAMA Architects, Sociedad Anónima
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© 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
Rojkind Arquitectos' Foro Boca Breaks Ground in Mexico, 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 +22

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos

11:00 - 7 July, 2015
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos, © Delfoz DS
© Delfoz DS

© Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS © Delfoz DS +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Francisco Ortíz Aguilera
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN

09:00 - 5 July, 2015
Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • 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
Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Álvarez
  • Design Team

    Pilar Medina, Rosa López, Susana López, Raúl Chávez, Sergio Valdés, Francisco Puente, Manuel Campos
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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

House on 2nd Street (C2a) / LABorstudio

17:00 - 30 June, 2015
House on 2nd Street (C2a) / LABorstudio, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge

    Rodrigo Seáñez Quevedo
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo

13:00 - 30 June, 2015
Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +32

Blum Showroom / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

13:00 - 25 June, 2015
Blum Showroom  / Taller David Dana Arquitectura, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma 489, Zedec Santa Fe, 01219 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Design Team

    David Dana Cohen
  • Area

    222.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +55

4.1.4 House / AS/D Asociación de Diseño

11:00 - 23 June, 2015
4.1.4 House / AS/D Asociación de Diseño, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jurica, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
  • Architectural Design

    Paola Morales Orantes + Fernando Velasco RiveraTorres
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Lake House / Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos

11:00 - 15 June, 2015
Lake House / Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos, © Marcos García
© Marcos García

© Mito Covarrubias © Marcos García © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias +32

Museo Jumex / David Chipperfield Architects

11:00 - 11 June, 2015
Museo Jumex / David Chipperfield Architects, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges +14