AD Classics: National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo

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Arches have long been used to mark the greatest achievements of Roman civilization. Constantine, Titus, and Septimus Severus built them to commemorate their military victories. Engineers at Segovia and Nîmes incorporated them into their revolutionary aqueducts. And fifteen hundred years after the Fall of Rome, Rafael Moneo gave a modern touch to the ancient structure in Mérida’s breathtaking National Museum of Roman Art, located on the site of the former Iberian outpost of Emerita Augusta. Soaring arcades of simple, semi-circular arches merge historicity and contemporary design, creating a striking yet sensitive point of entry to the remains of one of the Roman Empire’s greatest cities.

Montebello 321 / Jorge Bolio Arquitectura

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Architects: Jorge Bolio Arquitectura
Location: 97139 , Yucatan, Mexico
Project Architect: Jorge Bolio Rojas
Project Area: 640.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: David Cervera

PL2 House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados
Location: , Yucatan,
Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamara Uribe Photography

Aldea House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados
Location: , Yucatan, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Area: 462.8 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tamara Uribe

Tree House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura

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Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura
Location: Merida, Yucatan,
Project Architects: Víctor Cruz Domínguez, Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Luis Estrada Aguilar
Collaborators: Silvia Eugenia Cuitún Coronado, Pedro Manuel Quintal Ruz, Andrea Matilde Marrufo Ruiz
Project Area: 149 sqm
Photographs: Alberto Cáceres Centeno

La Tratto Santa Lucía / DOX Arquitectos

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Architects: DOX Arquitectos
Location: , Yucatan,
Architect In Charge: Xavier Eduardo Salas Hernandez, David Emir Cervera Castro
Collaborators: Sandra Shantal Mézquita Hoyos, Abraham de Jesús Basto Tello
Area: 383 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Emir Cervera Castro

Campus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Plataforma Arquitectura Integral

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Architects: Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Plataforma Arquitectura Integral
Location: , Yucatan, Mexico
Design Team: Luis Peniche, Jose Carlos Lavalle, Jorge Bolio, Miguel Barbosa, Armando Ruz
Project Area: 8500.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Vincent Ros

Nectar Restaurant / R79

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Architects: R79
Location: Merida,
Architect In Charge: Roberto Ramirez Pizarro
Design Team: Daniela Álvarez, Cristina Madera, Gerardo Trejo, Eduardo Vadillo
Area: 208 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Cervera

Club House Punta Lago / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Marco Sogbi
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tamara Uribe

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida / 4A Arquitectos

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Architects: 4A Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatán,
Design Team: Ricardo Combaluzier, Enrique Duarte, William Ramírez, Josefina Rivas
Collaborators: Luis De La Rosa, Alma Villicaña, Carlos Guardián, Mariana Farfán, Julio Rosas, Aída Ordóñez, Fabián Rosas, Ricardo Combaluzier
Area: 22,600 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: David Cervera, Alessandra Ortíz, Rocío Rojo

Macrocel / Seijo Peón Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architects: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada, Josefina Peon Puerto
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez Segura, Marco Sogbi Martínez, Claudina Peon Puerto, Alejandra Molina Gual
Year: 2008
Photographs: Alberto Cáceres Zenteno

ES1 House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez, Alejandra Molina
Area: 342.6 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos

MCC House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects Office: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Juan Pablo Cantón, Manuel Fuentes, Claudina Peon
Area: 543.75 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tamara Uribe

Rajuela House / Muñoz Arquitectos

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Architects: Muñoz Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect In Charge: Javier Muñoz Menéndez
Collaborators: Gareth Lowe Negrón, Andrea Dutton Ruiz, Isabela Rincon Milet, Luis Miguel Acuña Gonzalez
Area: 592.61 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Rolando Córdoba

Residence BJ41 / R79

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Architects: R79
Location: Mérida, Yucatán, México
Architect In Charge: Roberto Ramírez Pizarro
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: David Cervera Castro

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Montebello 332 / Jorge Bolio Arquitectura

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Architects: Jorge Bolio Arquitectura
Location: Mérida, México
Design Team: Jorge Bolio, Jesús Sosa, Erika Novelo
Year: 2012
Photography: David Cervera Castro

Temple Of Diana / José María Sánchez García

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Architects: José María Sánchez García
Location: Mérida,
Project Team: Enrique García-Margallo Solo de Zaldivar, Rafael Fernández Caparros, Maribel Torres Gómez, Laura Rojo Valdivielso, Francisco Sánchez García, José García-Margallo, Marta Cabezón López, Mafalda Ambrósio, Carmen Leticia Huerta, Marilo Sánchez García, Julia Ternström
Structural Engineer: CDE Ingenieros, Gogaite S.L
Services Engineer: ARO consultores
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2,158.19 sqm
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Merida Factory Youth Movement / Selgas Cano

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Architects: Selgas Cano / Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano
Location: , Spain
Client: Junta de Extremadura
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,090 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan