V House / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

13:00 - 26 January, 2016
© César Béjar
© César Béjar

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

15:00 - 9 May, 2015
© 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

“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós

18:00 - 5 May, 2015
© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

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Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós

10:00 - 28 April, 2015
© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Carme Pinós Desplat
  • Project Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó +18

Ro House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

01:00 - 24 February, 2015
Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos
Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project and Construction

    Pablo Alexanderson Silva
  • Project Area

    483.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos

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Carmody Groarke To Design UK Pavilion For Mexico's 2015 Guadalajara Book Fair

00:00 - 12 February, 2015
Conceptual Design. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke
Conceptual Design. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke

The British Council recently announced that London-based practice Carmody Groarke have been selected to design the UK pavilion at the 2015 Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara, Mexico. The organisers of the international event, which is the largest literary festival in the Spanish speaking world, have chosen the UK to be this year's "Guest of Honour" as part of a bilateral initiative launched to "build, strengthen and celebrate the growing connections" between the two countries.

Hueso Restaurant / Cadena + Asociados

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Efraín González Luna, Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Ignacio Cadena
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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EGL1916 / Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto

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

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LC BAR / Regaa Estudio Arquitectura

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
© Efraín Alvarado
© Efraín Alvarado

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Gleason House Building / Trama Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Americana, Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Architectural Project

    Jaime Castiello Chávez, Héctor Santana, Edgardo Sandoval, Carlos Haro, Jorge Ignacio Gutiérrez, Livier Miramontes, Héctor Lozano, Mario Rodríguez, Beatriz Orozco, Carmen Espinosa, Manuel Haro, Jaime Castiello Gómez Verea, Fernando Castiello, Miguel Martínez, Hugo Yáñez Ochoa, Susana Cortés, Juan Carlos Barriga
  • Area

    875.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Mito Covarrubias, Courtesy of Trama Arquitectos

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LoMa Chapalita / Elías Rizo Architects

18:00 - 19 February, 2014
© Marcos García
© Marcos García
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Jenny Mora,
Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya,
Jenny Camarena, Gabriela Chávez, Roberto Contreras, Rigo González, Juan Antonio Avelar, Andrea Zúñiga, Daniela Valdez, Maripily Roel, Diana Reséndiz y Rodrigo Ortega
  • Structural Engineering

    LOES Ingenieros
  • Plumbing

    GEFLUSA
  • Electrical

    CG Engineering
  • Air Conditioning

    Airesistemas
  • Lighting

    Construlita
  • Area

    7279.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +16

Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
© Maggie  Manzano
© Maggie Manzano
  • Architects

  • Location

    ZAPOPAN, JALISCO
  • Project Architect

    Paul Octavio Medina Campuzano
  • Collaborators

    Alejandro Apolinar, Judy Jimenez, Roberto Machuca
  • Project Area

    390.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Maggie Manzano

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Rebollar Complex / SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85

01:00 - 24 July, 2013
Courtesy of SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85
Courtesy of SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85
  • Architects

    SANTOSCREATIVOS, E85
  • Location

    Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Victor H. Valverde Hernández, Diego García Córdoba, Saúl Figueroa Orendain
  • Project Area

    553.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85

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Winner of Concurso Centro Cultural Chapultepec / Javier Mosquera González

00:00 - 21 June, 2013
Courtesy of Javier Mosquera González
Courtesy of Javier Mosquera González

Designed by Javier Mosquera González, the Winner of the Contest for the Cultural Center of Chapultepec, pretends to act as a lighthouse of culture, including intermediate spaces, high rise gardens and a sequence of solid and filtered spaces.

Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / K+P Architects

01:00 - 27 May, 2013
Courtesy of K+P Architects
Courtesy of K+P Architects

The proposal for the Cultural Center in Guadalajara draws its inspiration from the following definition of culture by Pufendorf: “All the ways in which human beings overcome their original barbarism, and through artifice, become fully human”. Through this definition, this design by K+P Architects focuses on two different states of the building: The primitive state and the social state. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / PM²G Architects

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Courtesy of PM²G Architects
Courtesy of PM²G Architects

Designed by PM²G Architects, in collaboration with Satellite Architectes & Menu Design, their iconic proposal project for a new cultural center in Guadalajara embodies and catalyzes the cultural scene over the Chapultepec Avenue besides forming a new attraction for the city. Their design, which was awarded an honorable mention, includes a series of three alternate solids that are combined with transparent and concave spaces. The rotation of the volumes towards the sky gives the building its dynamic and spectacular force. More images and architects’ description after the break.

EM House / TaAG Arquitectura

01:00 - 18 February, 2013
© Jorge Silva
© Jorge Silva
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerardo Ayala García de Quevedo
  • Construction

    Arturo Ruiz Olmedo
  • Plot

    645 sqm
  • Area

    633.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Jorge Silva

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Liceo Franco Mexicano / Alberto Kalach

01:00 - 22 September, 2012
© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Architects

    Alberto Kalach, Juan Palomar, Héctor Módica
  • Design Team

    Taller de Arquitectura X – 2005
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

    Yoshihiro Koitani

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