Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store / Rojkind Arquitectos

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Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos
Location: Insurgentes Sur, City, Federal District,
Architects In Charge: Michel Rojkind y Gerardo Salinas
Project Area: 825 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World’s Megacities

Tokyo remains the world’s largest city, but is beginning to see competition from the world’s other megacities. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor

With more than 7 billion people now alive, the greatest population growth over the last century has occurred in urban areas. Now, a new series of interactive maps entitled “The Age of Megacities” and developed by software company ESRI allows us to visualize these dramatic effects and see just how this growth has shaped the geography of 10 of the world’s 28 megacities. Defined as areas with continuous urban development of over 10 million people, the number of megacities in the world is expected to increase, and while Tokyo still tops the list as the world’s largest megacity, other cities throughout Asia are quickly catching up. Find out more after the break.

Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti + RDT arquitectos

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Architects: Arditti + RDT arquitectos
Location: Paseo de la Reforma, City, Federal District,
Area: 33800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos

Tres Picos 97 / D+S Arquitectos

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Architects: D+S Arquitectos
Location: Tres Picos, Polanco, 11550 City, Federal District,
Project Area: 450.0 m2
Photographs: Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos

JAHN, LOGUER + ADG Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport

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Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, chief designer and president of JAHN, has shared with us his net-zero design proposal for the new Mexico City International Airport competition. Similar to the Norman Foster and Fernando Romero’s winning design, JAHN’s proposal is a symbiotic blend of sensitive cultural meaning and powerful energy efficiency. As per competition requirements to pair an international firm with a Mexican firm, the project was the result of a collaboration with local architects Francisco Lopez-Guerra of LOGUER and Alonso de Garay of ADG.

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Through FR-EE’s Museo Soumaya

German photographer Yannick Wegner has shared with us his latest time-lapse exploration through the Museo Soumaya. Designed by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, the 150-foot structure has become iconic in Mexico City’s Polanco district due to its sculptural physique and scale-like skin of 16,000 mirrored steel hexagonal tiles.

Stills of the museum, after the break…

MR299 / HGR Arquitectos

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Architects: HGR Arquitectos
Location: Calle Matías Romero, Vertiz Narvarte, , Federal District,
Architect: Marcos Hagerman
Project Area: 1835.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Diana Arnau

Casa Sierra Leona / José Juan Rivera Río

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Architects:
Location: Sierra Leona, Lomas de Chapultepec, 11000 , Federal District, Mexico
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nasser Malek Hernández

New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero’s Designs for Mexico City’s New Airport

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Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City‘s new international . Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the airport will initially include three runways, but is designed to expand to up to six runways by 2062, all served by the single terminal building.

One of the world’s largest airport terminals at 555,000 square meters, the building is enclosed by a single, continuous lightweight gridshell, the largest of this type of structure ever built with spans reaching up to 170 meters. By utilizing a single airport terminal, passengers will not need to travel on internal train services or underground tunnels, and the design of the building ensures shorter walking distances and few changes of level, all making for a more relaxing experience for users.

The building is designed to be the world’s most sustainable airport, with the single lightweight shell using far less material than a cluster of buildings, and cooling and ventilation strategies that require little to no mechanical assistance for most of the year.

More details of the design after the break

Grupo CP / SPACE

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Architects: SPACE
Location: City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Gabriel Téllez Galindo
Area: 4800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrenorama, Paul Czitrom

Kínder Monte Sinaí / LBR + A

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Architects:
Location: Loma de la Palma 133, Lomas de Vista Hermosa, 05100 , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Julieta Boy, Aby Helfon, José Luis Martin, Mariana Mercado
Area: 3755.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alfonso Merchand

Intersybarite Gourmet Store / Arquitectura Sistémica

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Architects:
Location: Camino Real a Toluca, City, Federal District,
Design Team: Samantha Mendoza, Juan Garay, Antonio Peña
Area: 35.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Courtesy of Arquitectura Sistémica

CincoMdos / JSa

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Architects: JSa
Location: Interior (Av. Rio Mixcoac) 73 Piso 7, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Benito Juarez, 03920 , Federal District, Mexico
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Juan Ignacio Reyes, Sofía Villarreal, Lucía Villers, Silvia Mejía, Francisco Martinez, Alejandro Elí
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Apartment in Bosques de las Lomas / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

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Architects: Taller David Dana Arquitectura
Location: Cuajimalpa, ,
Area: 267 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alessandro Bo

Hegel Apartment / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop
Location: Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, City,
Project Area: 90 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Comercio 117 / ARCHETONIC

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Architects: ARCHETONIC
Location: Comercio, Escandón, Miguel Hidalgo, City, Federal District,
Project Architect: Jacobo Micha Mizrahi
Project Area: 1883.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photography: Rafael Gamo

Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA

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Architects: PRODUCTORA
Location: Zócalo, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, City, D.F,
Architect In Charge: Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luis Gallardo

Zurita Box / Darkitectura

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Architects: Darkitectura
Location: Coyoacán, , Federal District,
Area: 440 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani, Julio Juárez