Durango 133 / JSa

11:00 - 26 April, 2016
Durango 133 / JSa, © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
  • Architects

  • Location

    6a.Calle de Durango 133, Roma Nte., 06700 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architectural Design

    Javier Sánchez + Juan Reyes
  • Design Team

    JSa / Sofía Villareal
  • Project Area

    4205.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo +10

Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos

11:00 - 29 March, 2016
Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos, © Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    DCPP arquitectos
  • Project Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio +23

Main Room / em-estudio

13:00 - 24 February, 2016
Main Room / em-estudio, © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle
© Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle
  • Architects

  • Location

    Av Oaxaca 90, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architecture

    em-estudio
  • Design Team

    Ivan Esqueda Martínez, Francisco Esqueda Martínez, Gala Sánchez Renero LaBelle, Enrique Gosselin, Berenice Galindo, Mariana Núñez
  • Interior Design

  • Area

    245.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle © Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle +24

Southern California Institute of Architecture Announces Launch of SCI-Arc Mexico

16:00 - 16 February, 2016
Southern California Institute of Architecture Announces Launch of SCI-Arc Mexico, Courtesy of SCI-Arc
Courtesy of SCI-Arc

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has announced the launch of SCI-Arc Mexico, to begin in mid-March 2016. Located in the Barragán Foundation in Mexico City, SCI-Arc Mexico will feature international studios, exhibitions, conferences and symposia, furthering SCI-Arc’s global presence by complementing SCI-Arc Shanghai as well as bolstering further development into South America and Europe.

BBVA Bancomer Tower / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA + Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

14:00 - 11 February, 2016
BBVA Bancomer Tower / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA + Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, © Lourdes Legorreta
© Lourdes Legorreta

© Lourdes Legorreta © Mark Gorton © Lourdes Legorreta © Lourdes Legorreta +20

Architecture’s Most Inspiring Leaders, Projects & People in 2015

14:30 - 17 December, 2015
Architecture’s Most Inspiring Leaders, Projects & People in 2015

5,000 3D cameras to help preserve the architecture of a country torn by war; A team of Latin American architects that moved into Venezuela’s most dangerous neighborhoods in order to design and build with the community; A legendary architect who understood architecture’s relationship to the transformation of technology -- and whose projects have celebrated technology across a trajectory of multiple decades. These are the projects, initiatives and people who have proven to be leaders in 2015.

ArchDaily’s editorial team wanted to recognize these projects for their commitment to promoting practices in architecture that serve many, in all corners of the globe -- from Bolivia to London, from Chicago to Venice, from public spaces in favelas to projected drone-ports in Africa. These are the stories that have inspired us in 2015, and whose influence we hope to continue to see into 2016.

Video: Inside FR-EE's Mexico City Office

16:00 - 3 December, 2015

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, a global architecture and design firm founded by Fernando Romero that is known for its radically diverse portfolio, is currently working on designs for Mexico City's new international airport. Watch the video above, filmed by German photographer Yannick Wegner and his colleague Julián Cáceres Aravena, for an introduction on the massive project and insight on the firm's overall design approach.

Smart Moves for Cities: The Urban Mobility Revolution Will Start With These 3 Projects

12:00 - 25 November, 2015

A smart city isn’t necessarily a city brimming with technology. This crucial (and, thankfully, growingly accepted) clarification was strongly emphasized by a panel of experts during the Smart City Expo in Barcelona. However, the piloted driving—which, in layman's terms means cars that drive themselves—that Audi has been testing and implementing is as high-tech, impressive and brimming with technology as one might expect. Beyond the “ooh and aah” factor of a car that needs no human driver, the spatial implications for our cities are undeniable, and the sooner architects can learn to work with and appreciate this technology, the better. In a city equipped with smart mobility solutions, we can expect technology to drive positive changes to social behavior and the affordability of the cities. But for this, we need visionary leaders. 

Last week Audi showed their commitment to finding these visionary leaders in the field of architecture by announcing the implementation of three Urban Future Partnerships in Somerville/Boston and Mexico City. In the words of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, the three pilot projects represent a key move for the car manufacturer: “The development of an investment logic for mobility infrastructure in cities will be an integral part of our company strategy.” 

Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

11:00 - 28 September, 2015
Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +23

"Synthesis and Containment": The Design Philosophies of Cadaval & Solà-Morales

06:00 - 14 September, 2015

With a nuanced approach to site and purpose, the projects of Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales are geometric abstractions that are strong without being aggressive, and alluring without being indelicate. In a new documentary on their work, "Cadaval & Solà-Morales / Synthesis and Containment," the architects explain their history and process with commentary that is interspersed by tours of their most lauded projects, and validation of their work by peers. Juan Herreros, Founder and Director of Estudio Herreros, characterizes the architects as not heroic or epic, but as with ballerinas, practice makes the impossible look easy. Josep Luis Mateo, Founder & Director of Mateo Architectura, extols, “one can understand their work by itself, without having to recall their references.”

Sunflower House. Image © Sandra Pereznieto PIC Pavillion. Image © Sandra Pereznieto X House. Image © Sandra Pereznieto Guinovart Florensa Residence. Image © Santiago Garcés +5

FR-EE Proposes to Restore Mexico City Avenue with Cultural Corridor Chapultepec

12:50 - 19 August, 2015
© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE
© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Avenida Chapultepec is one of the most important and historic avenues in Mexico City. Once a calm Pre-Hispanic road that ran along the city's aqueduct, Avenida Chapultepec is now high-speed avenue, "negligent to its context and historic richness." Thus, FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE, FRENTE arquitectura and RVDG arquitectura + urbanismo have joined forces to propose a pedestrian-centric masterplan that aims to transform the congested avenue into an efficient, multimodal roadway that features an elevated promenade lined with commercial and cultural programs that are powered by renewable energy and connected by lush landscaping. Read on to learn more about the proposed Chapultepec Cultural Corridor (CCC).

"This is the most important creation of a new public space from the Central Alameda, it will be an area unprecedented in the city and space of more urban diversity in Mexico City." - Fernando Romero, general FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise

© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE © FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE © FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE © FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE +13

Enrique Norten Designs New Campus for Mexico City's CENTRO University

16:00 - 7 August, 2015
Enrique Norten Designs New Campus for Mexico City's CENTRO University, © Enrique Norten
© Enrique Norten

CENTRO University, a premier university for creative studies in Mexico City, will celebrate the opening of its new campus this September. Designed by TEN Arquitectos, the 5,600-square-meter campus aims to embody CENTRO's "dynamic and inclusive atmosphere" with a cluster of intersecting, LEED Platinum buildings centered around a 450-seat auditorium and public park. With an ideal mix of indoor studios and outdoor work areas, the scheme hopes to offer a variety of collaborative and stimulating learning environments. 

Bellopuerto Reforma Restaurant / Estudio Atemporal

15:00 - 7 August, 2015
Bellopuerto Reforma Restaurant / Estudio Atemporal, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Florencia, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Area

    410.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

In Residence: Carlos Herrera

14:00 - 25 July, 2015

“To build a house like this for yourself, it’s a very, very easy and very difficult task because you’re your own client, and you can do whatever you dreamt of, it has to be here, and there are no excuses to make mistakes or anything.”

In the latest installment of the In Residence series, NOWNESS goes into the home of Mexican architect Carlos Herrera in Cuernavaca, just outside Mexico City. While the house functions as a weekend residence, it was built to be lived in—as Herrera explains, it’s a place to entertain guests, and, eventually, it could be a place to retire. The single-level house follows Herrera’s simple, earth-toned design aesthetic, filled with clean lines and sharp angles. Learn more about the design and inspiration behind the house in the video above. 

Rancho Los Sauces / grupoarquitectura

13:00 - 22 July, 2015
Rancho Los Sauces / grupoarquitectura, Courtesy of grupoarquitectura
Courtesy of grupoarquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Erick Rios, Héctor Ferral, Rosa López Susana López, Erick Ríos, Rafael Sánchez, Chantal Stoopen
  • Project Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of grupoarquitectura

Courtesy of grupoarquitectura Courtesy of grupoarquitectura Courtesy of grupoarquitectura Courtesy of grupoarquitectura +16

Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura

17:00 - 3 July, 2015
Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Álvarez
  • Design Team

    Pilar Medina, Rosa López, Susana López, Raúl Chávez, Sergio Valdés, Francisco Puente, Manuel Campos
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +40

Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo

13:00 - 30 June, 2015
Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +32

Just BE / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

17:00 - 1 June, 2015
Just BE / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +34