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Zaha Hadid Unveils Community-Oriented Housing Project In Monterrey

13:00 - 14 May, 2015
Zaha Hadid Unveils Community-Oriented Housing Project In Monterrey, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their first project in Mexico, a residential development in Monterrey. The country's third-largest city, Monterrey is a rapidly growing and increasingly important manufacturing and technology center. The project, named "Esfera City Center," is located to the southeast of Monterrey in the Huajuco Canyon, where it will provide crucial homes in a rapidly expanding part of the city.

Consisting of 981 units from single-person lofts to four-bedroom apartments totaling 137,000 square meters, the design rejects the original brief from the client which called for 12 residential towers, instead opting for a series of long, low-rise blocks which surround a public park, bringing a community focus to the design.

More images and information about the Esfera City Center project after the break.

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Yumi Yumi / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

18:00 - 13 May, 2015
Yumi Yumi / Taller David Dana Arquitectura, © Alessandro Bo
© Alessandro Bo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca, Polanco, México, D.F., Mexico
  • Collaborators

    David Dana Cohen, Juan Castañeda
  • Project Area

    12.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo +22

Housing Building in Mexico City / Vicente Alonso Ibarra

17:00 - 12 May, 2015
Housing Building in Mexico City / Vicente Alonso Ibarra, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +15

In 4 Days, 100 Volunteers Used Mud and Reeds To Build This Community Center in Mexico

15:00 - 9 May, 2015
In 4 Days, 100 Volunteers Used Mud and Reeds To Build This Community Center in Mexico, © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez
© Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez

Developed by architects from Colectivo bma in Barranca de Huentitán, Guadalajara, Mexico, this new building for the Mexican Institute for Community Development (IMDEC) was built in just four days with the help of 100 volunteers.

The new facility includes both housing and meeting space, and was constructed using local building techniques and materials. Built with a concrete base, the walls were made using bahareque (reed frames and mud) and woven reed lattices that cover most of the building’s exterior. 

Learn more about the construction process after the break. 

Construction Process. Image © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez +53

Morillo Space / RootStudio

18:00 - 6 May, 2015
Morillo Space / RootStudio, © Arturo Canseco Ramirez
© Arturo Canseco Ramirez

© Arturo Canseco Ramirez © Arturo Canseco Ramirez © Arturo Canseco Ramirez © Arturo Canseco Ramirez +18

“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós

18:00 - 5 May, 2015
“Cube 2” Office Tower  / Estudio Carme Pinós, © Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó +30

House to See the Sky / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

18:00 - 4 May, 2015
House to See the Sky / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +28

IC House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

18:00 - 29 April, 2015
IC House / Alexanderson Arquitectos, © Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

© Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona +25

Tadeo 4909 / Proyecto Cafeína

18:00 - 28 April, 2015
© Patrick Lopez Jaimes
© Patrick Lopez Jaimes

© Patrick Lopez Jaimes © Patrick Lopez Jaimes © Patrick Lopez Jaimes © Patrick Lopez Jaimes +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Judas Tadeo, Santa Cruz Buenavista Sur, 72170 Santa Cruz Buenavista, Pue., Mexico
  • Project Area

    902.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós

10:00 - 28 April, 2015
Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós, © Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Carme Pinós Desplat
  • Project Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Guadarrama House / Mayer Hasbani

12:00 - 21 April, 2015
Guadarrama House / Mayer Hasbani, © Paul Czitrom
© Paul Czitrom
  • Architects

  • Location

    Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Area

    670.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom +28

LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

20:00 - 17 April, 2015
LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

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

TID Annex / ATELIER ARS°

14:00 - 15 April, 2015
TID Annex / ATELIER ARS°, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Anillo Periférico Sur Manuel Gómez Morin 8585, Santa María Tequepexpan, 45601 San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jal., México
  • Architects In Charge

    Alejandro Guerrero, Andrea Soto.
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

12:00 - 14 April, 2015
Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building / Cadaval & Solà-Morales, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +32

Mexican Company Develops Wood Substitute from a Tequila Byproduct

10:00 - 8 April, 2015
Mexican Company Develops Wood Substitute from a Tequila Byproduct, A sample of the material. Image © Plastinova via phys.org
A sample of the material. Image © Plastinova via phys.org

Searching for an alternative to costly and resource intensive materials, Mexican company Plastinova has developed a wood substitute from a byproduct of tequila and recycled plastic which it claims is not only renewable, but also stronger than the materials that it hopes to replace.

The Cave in Pilares / Greenfield

12:00 - 6 April, 2015
The Cave in Pilares / Greenfield, © Documentación Arquitectónica. Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica. Adrián Llaguno
  • Architects

  • Location

    Coahuila, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge

    Kenji López
  • Collaborators

    M​​​elisa Avila , Esmeralda Salinas , Antonio Flores ,Juan Tellez ,Julia Briones, Dolores Maximino, Manuel Cruz
  • Area

    260 sqm
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Documentación Arquitectónica. Adrián Llaguno © Documentación Arquitectónica. Adrián Llaguno © Documentación Arquitectónica. Adrián Llaguno © Documentación Arquitectónica. Adrián Llaguno +21

Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

16:00 - 1 April, 2015
Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera
  • Arquitectos

  • Location

    Avenida Ejército Nacional, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Project Area

    157000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera +29

House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos

14:00 - 13 March, 2015
House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos, © Francisco Gutiérrez
© Francisco Gutiérrez

© Estefanía Zetina © Gabriela Zarazúa © Estefanía Zetina © Francisco Gutiérrez +29