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Acolhúas House / SPRB arquitectos

13:00 - 18 April, 2017
Acolhúas House / SPRB arquitectos, ©  Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

©  Lorena Darquea ©  Lorena Darquea ©  Lorena Darquea ©  Lorena Darquea +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Laura Sánchez Penichet, Carlos Rodríguez Bernal
  • Area

    980.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

09:30 - 27 February, 2017
6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

The "architectural pilgrimage" is much more than just everyday tourism. Studying and admiring a building through text and images often creates a hunger in architects, thanks to the space between the limitations of 2D representation and the true experience of the building. Seeing a building in person that one has long loved from a distance can become something of a spiritual experience, and architects often plan vacations around favorite or important spaces. But too often, architects become transfixed by a need to visit the same dozen European cities that have come to make up the traveling architect's bucket list.

The list here shares some sites that may not have made your list just yet. Although somewhat less well known than the canonical cities, the architecture of these six cities is sure to hold its ground against the world's best. The locations here make ideal long weekend trips (depending of course on where you are traveling from), although it never hurts to have more than a few days to really become immersed in a city. We have selected a few must-see buildings from each location, but each has even more to offer than what you see here—so don't be afraid to explore!

Sole Houses / SANTOSCREATIVOS + VTALLER

11:00 - 3 February, 2017
Sole Houses / SANTOSCREATIVOS + VTALLER, © Miguel  Valverde
© Miguel Valverde

© Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
  • Construction

    Dieguez Taller - 2 Aarquitectos
  • Project

    Víctor Valverde, Miguel Valverde
  • Area

    191.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Casa O / ARO ESTUDIO

17:00 - 21 December, 2016
Casa O / ARO ESTUDIO, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea +23

  • Architects

  • Locationn

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Arquitectos a Cargo

    Alexis Rodríguez, Michel Rosado, Oliver Ortega
  • Area

    183.74 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Taleny School / Aro Estudio

13:00 - 20 November, 2016
Taleny School  / Aro Estudio, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
  • Architects in Charge

    Alexis Rodríguez, Michel Rosado, Oliver Ortega
  • Area

    3287.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Conjunto Volcanes I / SANTOSCREATIVOS + VTALLER

17:00 - 1 November, 2016
Conjunto Volcanes I / SANTOSCREATIVOS + VTALLER, © Miguel  Valverde
© Miguel Valverde

© Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde © Miguel  Valverde +22

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

SGC House / René Sandoval

14:00 - 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 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

V House / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

13:00 - 26 January, 2016
V House / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos, © César Béjar
© César Béjar

© César Béjar © César Béjar © César Béjar © César Béjar +31

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

“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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo Royal Country 4596, 45136 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
  • Author Architect

    Carme Pinós
  • Architect in charge

    Juan Antonio Andreu
  • Area

    14800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • 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

Ro House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

01:00 - 24 February, 2015
Ro House / Alexanderson Arquitectos, Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos
Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos

Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project and Construction

    Pablo Alexanderson Silva
  • Project Area

    483.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos

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

00:00 - 12 February, 2015
Carmody Groarke To Design UK Pavilion For Mexico's 2015 Guadalajara Book Fair, 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
Hueso Restaurant  / Cadena + Asociados , © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +60

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Ignacio Cadena
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

EGL1916 / Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
EGL1916 / Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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

LC BAR / Regaa Estudio Arquitectura

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
LC BAR / Regaa Estudio Arquitectura, © Efraín Alvarado
© Efraín Alvarado

© Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado +13

Gleason House Building / Trama Arquitectos

00:00 - 29 June, 2014
Gleason House Building / Trama Arquitectos, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias +25

  • 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