Eucaliptos House / MO+G taller de arquitectura

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
© Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro)
© Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro)
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, JAL, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Arq. Andrés Mayorga García Rulfo, Arq. Diego González Díaz Ochoa y Arq. Leopoldo Orendain Ruiz Escoto.
  • Construction

    MO+G taller de arquitectura
  • Project Area

    195.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro)

© Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro) © Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro) © Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro) © Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro) +20

Havre 69 / at103 + Reurbano

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

    at103, Reurbano
  • Location

    Havre 69, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Francisco Pardo + Julio Amezcua (at103)
  • Design Team

    Luis Guízar, Karen Burkart, Alan Orozco, José Luis Fajardo, Stephan Rasinger, Aarón Rivera
  • Development

    Rodrigo Rivero Borrell Wheatley, Alberto Kritzler Ring, Christian Dávila, Sergio Rojas, Uriel Becker (Reurbano)
  • Bakery Design

    Jaime Serra
  • Project Area

    1506.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +16

Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón
  • Architects

  • Location

    Heroico Colegio Militar 4700, Nombre de Dios, 31150 Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Rubén Escobar Urrutia + Ricardo Pacheco López.
  • Project Area

    11990.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Jorge Taboada Morón

© Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón +33

The Mexican Moment: The Rise of Architecture's Latest Design Capital

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
Museo Soumaya / FR-EE. Image © Rafael Gamo
Museo Soumaya / FR-EE. Image © Rafael Gamo

On a recent trip abroad, architect and urban planner José Castillo was struck by a conversation with Mexico’s tourism attaché in Asia. Mexican tourism, the attaché remarked, has changed; it was the ancient pyramids and sandy beaches of the country that once drew visitors to it. Today however, architecture and design—and food—prevail.

The issue of food may be of little wonder. Mexican cuisine has indeed become more popular than ever in both the high and low ends of the culinary spectrum, and food in general is not only what one eats for dinner but also a hobby and an obsessive conversation topic. Yet for local design to come to the same level of acclaim and reputation is, at any rate, quite astonishing. It may be, though, that food and architecture are not so far apart. These are both highly creative and productive professions, as well as ones with a rich history, a theory, and many layers of tradition.

La Tallera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo Zeller & Moye and FR-EE's "Archivo". Image Courtesy of Zeller & Moye Foster + Partners and FR-EE's design for the new Mexico City Airport. Image Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners PRODUCTORA's Auditorio Cuernavaca, with the Teopanzolco Pyramid in the background. Image Courtesy of PRODUCTORA +9

Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Architects In Charge

    Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader

    Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader

    Arq. Humberto Mendoza
  • Architecture Team

    Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro, Juliam Silva, Andrés Muñoz
  • Área

    9000.0 m2
  • Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera +14

Sport City Oaxaca / Rootstudio + Arquitectos Artesanos

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
© Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar
© Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar
  • Architects

    Rootstudio, Arquitectos Artesanos
  • Location

    México, SAN FELIPE, 68020 Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    João Boto Caeiro, Fulvio Capurso, J. J. Santibáñez
  • Construction

    Alicia Andonegni, Alberto Campuzano, Efrain Vazquez, German Peña, Miguel Angel Garcia, Joaquin Pacheco, Edgar Cano, Aram Barrera, Jesus Aguilera, Cecilia Arenas, Silvino Garcia
  • Project Area

    4600.0 m2
  • Photographs

    Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar, Fidel Ugarte

© Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte +50

EGL1916 / Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +32

JAHN and ADG Unveil Mexico City’s Newest Baseball Stadium

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
© JAHN and ADG
© JAHN and ADG

JAHN and ADG have released designs for Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico’s new home stadium in Mexico City. Scheduled to open in the city’s Magdalena Mixhuca sports complex in 2017, the 13000-seat “Estadio Diablos” will feature a “monumental lightweight” roof structure that resembles Diablos’ trident. 

“Indicative of the sky, the roof design is sharp, translucent, luminous and dynamic,” says JAHN. “Composed of lightweight steel wrapped in PTFE textile material, the roof will become an iconic symbol for the great City of Mexico.”

More on the stadium’s design, after the break. 

© JAHN and ADG © JAHN and ADG © JAHN and ADG © JAHN and ADG +20

CdV House / DDA Despacho de Arquitectura

01:00 - 5 December, 2014
© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +20

US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
New York-based architect Richard Meier’s 180-meter “Reforma Tower” planned for Mexico City (click image for more)
New York-based architect Richard Meier’s 180-meter “Reforma Tower” planned for Mexico City (click image for more)

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

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • 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 +45

La Tomatina House / Plastik Arquitectos

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
© Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández
  • Architects

  • 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   +32

P House / Cherem Arquitectos

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
© Enrique Macías
© Enrique Macías
  • Architects

  • 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 +15

CR House / CoA Arquitectura

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura
  • Architects

  • 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 +19

HDJ75 / T38 studio

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
© Alfredo Zertuche
© Alfredo Zertuche

© Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche +14

Santa Catarina House / Ludens

01:00 - 16 November, 2014
© Angélica Ibarra
© Angélica Ibarra
  • Architects

  • 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 © Angélica Ibarra © Angélica Ibarra © Angélica Ibarra +32

Commercial Spaces in Ordaz / T3arc

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    T3arc, Alfredo Cano Briceño
  • Construction

    T3arc, Alberto Campos
  • Structures

    Alejandro Solano
  • Project Area

    440.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +46

CEMEX Unveils Winners of the XXIII Building Awards

00:00 - 6 November, 2014

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…