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Carlota Hotel / JSa

11:00 - 18 April, 2016
Carlota Hotel / JSa, © Camila Cossío
© Camila Cossío

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Camila Cossío © Camila Cossío +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Río Amazonas 73, Col. Renacimiento, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architectural Design

    Javier Sánchez + Aisha Ballesteros
  • Design Team

    JSa, Laura Natividad, Dania Gutiérrez, Jimena González Sicilia, Juan Jesús Pérez, Gerardo Fonseca
  • Project Area

    1326.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

San Pablo Academic and Cultural Center / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

11:00 - 14 April, 2016
San Pablo Academic and Cultural Center / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, © Sandra Pereznieto
© Sandra Pereznieto

© Sandra Pereznieto © Francisco León © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto +25

Oriente 7 16 / Accidental

17:00 - 5 April, 2016
© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 7 Ote. 16, Isidro Fabela, 14030 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Design Team

    Susana Pantoja y Gerardo Galicia.
  • Area

    1131.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully +17

Project of the Month: Casa Meztitla

08:00 - 5 April, 2016
Project of the Month: Casa Meztitla, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

The search to connect with nature has been of great value to architecture, not only in terms of respecting and enhancing the natural conditions of a place, but also in creating a holistic relationship between the user and the space.

For the March Project of the Month, we recognize a residential project located in a unique landscape: the Tepozteco area in Mexico. In this project, the architecture connects with nature through a building that blends with the surroundings, while at the same time engaging with the setting in a unique way.

Chacala House / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macías Peredo

13:00 - 4 April, 2016
Chacala House / CoA arquitectura  + Estudio Macías Peredo, © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Onnis Luque +13

PRODUCTORA's Pavilion on the Zocalo Wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015

12:00 - 4 April, 2016
PRODUCTORA's Pavilion on the Zocalo Wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

Yesterday during the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) ceremony, Mexico's most prominent public square, the Pavilion at the Zocalo by Mexico City's PRODUCTORA won the MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015 award, deeming it the best new architecture in the Americas by an emerging practice. 

The MCHAP.emerge prize is awarded biennially by the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). As winner, PRODUCTORA will be given the opportunity to lead a research studio in 2017 related to 'rethinking metropolis' along with $25,000 of funding. 

PRODUCTORA was a finalist among practices from Canada, the United StatesChile and Paraguay. The decision was made by Jury President Stan Allen, architect and former Dean of Princeton University’s School of Architecture (New York); Florencia Rodriguez, editorial director of Piedra, Papel y Tijera publishers (Buenos Aires); Ila Berman, Professor of Architecture, University of Waterloo (Waterloo); Jean Pierre Crousse of Barclay & Crousse (Lima), and Dean Wiel Arets (Chicago).

Casa Veintiuno / Hernández Silva Arquitectos

17:00 - 1 April, 2016
Casa Veintiuno / Hernández Silva Arquitectos, © Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

© Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
  • Team

    Alejandro Aponte Gómez, Roberto Peña Rodríguez
  • Area

    531.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Carlos Díaz Corona

Over 30 Countries to Participate in the Inaugural London Design Biennale

14:00 - 29 March, 2016
Over 30 Countries to Participate in the Inaugural London Design Biennale, FREE City, the Mexico proposal. Image © FernandoRomeroEnterprisE
FREE City, the Mexico proposal. Image © FernandoRomeroEnterprisE

A total of 34 countries will participate in the inaugural London Design Biennale, according to a press release from the organization. Set to open on September 7th, the Biennale will center on the theme Utopia by Design, looking at “sustainability, migration, pollution, water and social equality,” among other issues. 

The theme was chosen in honor of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s “Utopia,” and the Biennale will be “the centerpiece” of the Somerset House’s year-long programme celebrating the text. “We chose the inaugural theme, Utopia by Design, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the publication of  Thomas More’s classic, and to reflect on the rich history of the modernist design it inspired,” said Christopher Turner, the Director of the London Design Biennale. 

The Biennale “will present newly commissioned works in contemporary design, design-led innovation, creativity and research,” bringing together “designers, innovators and cultural bodies” to explore “the role of design in our collective futures.” A diverse group of countries from five continents are set to participate: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, SouthAfrica, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK and the USA.

US installation. Image © CooperHewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum The Cybersyn operations room, inspiration for the Chilean installation. Image © Gui Bonsiepe Aid Drop Yaniv Kadosh_ACT Shenkar, Israel’s proposal. Image © Sasha Flit 'Monstera Deliciosa, Volume I', South Africa proposal. Image © Southern Guild +7

Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos

11:00 - 29 March, 2016
Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos, © Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

© Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    DCPP arquitectos
  • Project Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Toro Gastrobar / Studio Arthur Casas

09:00 - 17 March, 2016
Toro Gastrobar / Studio Arthur Casas, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +14

Milagrito Mezcal Pavilion / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY

09:00 - 11 March, 2016
Milagrito Mezcal Pavilion / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +29

Casa Meztitla / EDAA

09:00 - 8 March, 2016
Casa Meztitla  / EDAA, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tepoztlán, Mor., Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Arturo García
  • Design Team

    Juan Hernández, Jahir Villanueva, Antonio Rivas, Ana Fernanda Rodríguez, Diego Ruiz Velazco
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Naked House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura

11:00 - 29 February, 2016
Naked House  / Taller Estilo Arquitectura, © David Cervera
© David Cervera

© David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barrio de Santiago, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez, Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar
  • Project Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Main Room / em-estudio

13:00 - 24 February, 2016
Main Room / em-estudio, © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle
© Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle

© Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av Oaxaca 90, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architecture

    em-estudio
  • Design Team

    Ivan Esqueda Martínez, Francisco Esqueda Martínez, Gala Sánchez Renero LaBelle, Enrique Gosselin, Berenice Galindo, Mariana Núñez
  • Interior Design

  • Area

    245.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

SGC House / René Sandoval

13:00 - 19 February, 2016
SGC House / René Sandoval, © Marcos García
© Marcos García

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Construction

    René Sandoval
  • Area

    227.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

TCH House / Arkylab

17:00 - 16 February, 2016
TCH House / Arkylab, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Morán
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Southern California Institute of Architecture Announces Launch of SCI-Arc Mexico

16:00 - 16 February, 2016
Southern California Institute of Architecture Announces Launch of SCI-Arc Mexico, Courtesy of SCI-Arc
Courtesy of SCI-Arc

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has announced the launch of SCI-Arc Mexico, to begin in mid-March 2016. Located in the Barragán Foundation in Mexico City, SCI-Arc Mexico will feature international studios, exhibitions, conferences and symposia, furthering SCI-Arc’s global presence by complementing SCI-Arc Shanghai as well as bolstering further development into South America and Europe.

Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso

13:00 - 16 February, 2016
Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, Méx., Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Héctor Barroso Riba
  • Project Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs