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Malmo Building / Taller David Dana

13:00 - 17 October, 2017
Malmo Building / Taller David Dana, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    David Dana
  • Area

    1890 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Materia Completes Concrete and Wood Pavilion for Design Week México 2017

14:30 - 12 October, 2017
Materia Completes Concrete and Wood Pavilion for Design Week México 2017, Cortesía de Design Week México
Cortesía de Design Week México

For the 9th edition of Design Week Mexico, emerging Mexican practice Materia has completed a architectural pavilion within Mexico City's largest public green space, Chapultepec Park. Commissioned by Design Week Mexico in collaboration with Museo Tamayo, the pavilion will serve as a major cultural attraction during the event from October 11th—15th, and beyond.

Casa AR / ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

15:00 - 25 September, 2017
Casa AR / ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 16

Many Feared Dead or Trapped After Earthquake Topples Buildings Throughout Mexico

09:15 - 20 September, 2017
Many Feared Dead or Trapped After Earthquake Topples Buildings Throughout Mexico, The destruction of a building in Mexico following the 2017 earthquake. Image via Infobae
The destruction of a building in Mexico following the 2017 earthquake. Image via Infobae

Following the devastating earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude that struck Mexico yesterday at 13:14 local time, many—over 200 people at the time of writing—are feared either dead or trapped in collapsed buildings or unsafe structures. While rescue efforts continue and information surrounding the scope of devastation is preliminary, schools are closed indefinitely and major companies and organizations have requested their employees not to work.

The death toll continues to rise while ArchDaily México, which is located in Mexico City, reports wide-reaching destruction of the built fabric of the capital. Footage captured by terrified residents show the final moments of buildings—many taller than four stories—that were reduced to dust and debris in seconds.

Surveillance Module / Escobedo Soliz

13:00 - 15 September, 2017
Surveillance Module / Escobedo Soliz, Cortesía de Escobedo Soliz
Cortesía de Escobedo Soliz

Cortesía de Escobedo Soliz Cortesía de Escobedo Soliz Cortesía de Escobedo Soliz Cortesía de Escobedo Soliz + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bosques de las Lomas, Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
  • Author Architects

    Andrés Soliz Paz, Lazbent Pavel Escobedo Amaral
  • Collaborators

    Hiroshi Ando Ponce de León, Diana Monroy Guevara y Sherguev Salayen Escobedo Amaral
  • Area

    12.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Cortesía de Escobedo Soliz

Homework / SAVVY Studio

17:00 - 13 September, 2017
Homework / SAVVY Studio, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    De La República 9, Tabacalera, 06030 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Jaime Navarro

House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN

13:00 - 5 September, 2017
House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Alejandro Bernardi Gallo, Beatriz Peschard Mijares, Abel Blancas Moran
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Capuchinas 34 / dmp arquitectura

15:00 - 4 September, 2017
Capuchinas 34 / dmp arquitectura, © Omar Chavez Godoy
© Omar Chavez Godoy

© Omar Chavez Godoy © Omar Chavez Godoy © Omar Chavez Godoy © Omar Chavez Godoy + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Capuchinas 34, San José Insurgentes, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Díaz Delgado, Carlos Díaz San Pedro
  • Area

    1498.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Penélope House / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno

13:00 - 2 September, 2017
Penélope House / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Daniel Bautista del Carmen, Fernando Vera, Everardo Jiménez, Marisa Egea B., Alejandro Herrera
  • Area

    280.0 m2
  • Project year

    2016
  • Photography

Damas 45 Building / dmp arquitectura

17:00 - 31 August, 2017
Damas 45 Building / dmp arquitectura, © Omar Chavez Godoy
© Omar Chavez Godoy

© Omar Chavez Godoy © Omar Chavez Godoy © Omar Chavez Godoy © Omar Chavez Godoy + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Damas 45, San José Insurgentes, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Díaz Delgado, Carlos Díaz San Pedro
  • Area

    2317.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Paseo de las Lilas / Taller David Dana

17:00 - 25 August, 2017
Paseo de las Lilas / Taller David Dana, © alessandro bo
© alessandro bo

© alessandro bo © alessandro bo © alessandro bo © alessandro bo + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pabellón Bosques, Lomas de Vista Hermosa, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Author Architect

    David Dana
  • Area

    407.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Townhouses Hipódromo / envase

13:00 - 17 August, 2017
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Vargas Seoane
  • Area

    745.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Emiliano Zapata Building / HGR Arquitectos

09:00 - 14 August, 2017
Emiliano Zapata Building  / HGR Arquitectos, © Diana Arnau
© Diana Arnau

© Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gral. Emiliano Zapata, Portales Nte, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcos Hagerman
  • Area

    3504.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Alberto Kalach: “Imagine if All Rooftops in Our City Were Green!”

09:30 - 11 August, 2017
Alberto Kalach: “Imagine if All Rooftops in Our City Were Green!”, Reforma 27. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani
Reforma 27. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani

Last month I went on an enlightening trip to Mexico City, during which I had a chance to meet with half a dozen leading Mexican architects and critics. Those meetings included insightful conversations with Miquel Adrià, Tatiana Bilbao, Victor Legorreta, Mauricio Rocha, and Michel Rojkind among others (many of which will also feature in future installments of City of Ideas). I asked them many different questions, but two were consistent: “who would you name as Mexico’s best architect at this moment?” and “what one building built in the capital over the last decade is your favorite?” All of my interviewees pointed to Alberto Kalach (born 1960) and his Vasconcelos Library (2007). My Conversation with Kalach took place the next day after visiting the library on the rooftop of another one of his iconic buildings, Tower 41 overlooking Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City’s Central Park. We spoke about books, libraries, and his idea of buildings as inventions.

Vasconcelos Library. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani Galería Kurimanzutto. Image © Pedro Rosenbleuth Tower 41. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani Tower 41. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani + 95

The Palmas House / Revolution

13:00 - 7 August, 2017
The Palmas House / Revolution, © The Black Rabbit
© The Black Rabbit

© The Black Rabbit © The Black Rabbit © The Black Rabbit © The Black Rabbit + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Andres Bustamante-Arrieta, Andres Bustamante H
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

CSF House / López Duplan Arquitectos

15:00 - 26 July, 2017
CSF House / López Duplan Arquitectos, © Héctor Armando Herrera
© Héctor Armando Herrera

© Héctor Armando Herrera © Héctor Armando Herrera © Héctor Armando Herrera © Héctor Armando Herrera + 11

FR-EE's Museo Soumaya Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

04:00 - 20 July, 2017
FR-EE's Museo Soumaya Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Museo Soumaya, which opened to the public in 2011, is one of the more striking cultural landmarks on the skyline of Mexico City. Designed by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, the space accommodates and displays a private art collection of nearly 70,000 works spanning the 15th to the mid-20th Centuries, including the world’s largest private collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures. In this photo-essay, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to this – a rotated rhomboid clad in a skin of 16,000 hexagonal mirrored-steel panels.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 38

Timberland Terrace / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

17:00 - 14 July, 2017
Timberland Terrace /  A-001 Taller de Arquitectura, © Eduardo Gorozpe
© Eduardo Gorozpe

© Eduardo Gorozpe © Eduardo Gorozpe © Eduardo Gorozpe © Eduardo Gorozpe + 18