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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 +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    De La República, Tabacalera, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Authors

    Eduardo Gorozpe, Arturo Olavarrieta, Grecia Ramos, Daniel Che
  • Area

    325.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Narvarte Terrace / PALMA

13:00 - 13 July, 2017
Narvarte Terrace / PALMA, © Luis Young
© Luis Young

© Luis Young © Luis Young © Luis Young © Luis Young +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Area

    30.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Are Luis Barragán's Ashes More Important Than His Life's Work?

06:00 - 10 July, 2017
Are Luis Barragán's Ashes More Important Than His Life's Work?, Una pieza de la exposición. Image Cortesía de Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo
Una pieza de la exposición. Image Cortesía de Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo

In a somewhat poetic proposal, Jill Magid, the American artist, offered Federica Zano, owner and archivist of the Barragan Foundation in Switzerland, a two-carat diamond ring made from ashes from Barragan’s cremation, in exchange for returning Barragan’s professional archive to Mexico.

This gesture was the pinnacle of an art project that “posed fundamental questions about the consequences and implications of converting cultural legacy into private corporate property.” Magid’s work, titled “A Letter Always Arrives at its Destination,” held an exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the UNAM.

Casa Risco / Estefanía Barrios & Silvana Barrios

13:00 - 30 June, 2017
Casa Risco / Estefanía Barrios & Silvana Barrios, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +32

F176 / VOX arquitectura

15:00 - 11 May, 2017
© WELTVOX
© WELTVOX

© WELTVOX © WELTVOX © WELTVOX © WELTVOX +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa María La Ribera, 06400 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauricio García Cué, Pablo Fernández Sánchez, Christian Luce Dickinson, Carlos Albarrán Ríos, Yovanny Morales Santos
  • Area

    2142.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

3:2 House / Método

09:00 - 27 April, 2017
3:2 House / Método, ©  Tatiana Mestre
© Tatiana Mestre

©  Tatiana Mestre ©  Tatiana Mestre ©  Tatiana Mestre ©  Tatiana Mestre +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, CDMX, México
  • Architect in Charge

    Arquitecto Bernardo García
  • Area

    470.0 m2
  • Year project

    2014
  • Photography

House of Switzerland Pavilion / Dellekamp Arquitectos

11:00 - 26 April, 2017
House of Switzerland Pavilion / Dellekamp Arquitectos, © Sandra Pereznieto
© Sandra Pereznieto

© Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Alameda Park, Av. Hidalgo s/n, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Derek Dellekamp & Jachen Schleich
  • Area

    171.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2017
  • Photography

A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture

13:00 - 24 April, 2017
 A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Alameda Park, Av. Hidalgo s/n, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture
  • Design Team

    Matteo Ghidoni, Enrico Dust Architecture
  • Area

    43.0 m2
  • Photographs

What can Latin America Learn From WOHA's Green Skyscrapers?

16:00 - 22 April, 2017

WOHA's first exhibition in Latin America, Garden City Mega City: WOHA's Urban Ecosystems presents over two decades of WOHA's international designs. With its inauguration at the Museum of the City of Mexico during the MEXTRÓPOLI International Festival of Architecture and City, the exhibition proposes the introduction of biodiversity and lively public spaces into vertical, climate-sensitive highrises within megalopolises.

The exhibition features sixteen intricate architectural models, an immersive video installation and large-scale drawings and images that show WOHA's proposals for vertical communities in the tropical megacities. PLANE-SITE documented the exhibition's opening along with the points of view of various MEXTRÓPOLI contributors and city officials.

Theme Revealed for the 2018 World Design Capital in Mexico City

16:30 - 6 April, 2017
Theme Revealed for the 2018 World Design Capital in Mexico City, An aerial view of Mexico City. Image © Jess Kraft
An aerial view of Mexico City. Image © Jess Kraft

After being chosen as the winning city to be designated as the World Design Capital for 2018, Mexico City has revealed the theme of the year-long program of events and installations: Socially Responsible Design.

The announcement was made this week by Design Week Mexico, the country’s leading platform for design and architecture, at the 56th edition of the Salone del Mobile Milan, in collaboration with Abitare magazine.

WOHA On Why High-Density Living Doesn't Mean Sacrificing Nice Things

14:00 - 3 April, 2017

As part of the MEXTRÓPOLI festival in Mexico City early last month, Singapore-based firm WOHA debuted their first exhibition in the Latin America, GARDEN CITY MEGA CITY. WOHA's architecture introduces biodiversity into public spaces, turning high-rise courtyards and hallways into teeming community assets. In this exhibition, the architects show how their work has addressed both climate change and the social challenges that occur as a result of rapid (upward) urban development.  

Casa Verne / Zeller & Moye

09:00 - 31 March, 2017
Casa Verne / Zeller & Moye, © Omar Muñoz
© Omar Muñoz

© Omar Muñoz © Omar Muñoz © Omar Muñoz © Juan Carlos Garza +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Polanco, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Ingrid Moye, Christoph Zeller, Omar G. Muñoz, Emma Woodward, Daniel Aguilar Zeller & Moye
  • Landscape

    Entorno Taller de Paisaje

  • Constructor

  • Area

    460.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Omar Muñoz , Juan Carlos Garza , Cortesía de Christoph Zeller

Roel House / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac Broid

11:00 - 21 March, 2017
Roel House / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac Broid , © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +21

Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales

13:00 - 19 March, 2017
Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales, ©  Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

©  Rafael Gamo ©  Rafael Gamo ©  Rafael Gamo Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vistahermosa 115, Portales Nte, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2015
  • Photography

    Rafael Gamo

One Bucket at a Time / Factor Eficiencia + 5468796 Architecture

15:00 - 16 March, 2017
One Bucket at a Time / Factor Eficiencia + 5468796 Architecture, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Alameda Park, Av. Hidalgo s/n, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architects in charge

    Pablo Batista, Sasa Radulovic, Johanna Hurme, Gerardo Salinas y Fermin Espinosa
  • Structural Engineer

    Studio NYL Structural Engineers
  • Constructor

    Factor Eficiencia
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Lacustrine Pavilion / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública)

17:00 - 15 March, 2017
Lacustrine Pavilion / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública), © Enrique Márquez Abella
© Enrique Márquez Abella

© Enrique Márquez Abella © Enrique Márquez Abella © Enrique Márquez Abella © Enrique Márquez Abella +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Hidalgo, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Design

    Francisco Eduardo Franco
  • Collaborators

    Arat Guillen, Ingrid González, Marbet Salazar, Abraham Guillermo Fonseca.
  • Landscape

    ALMUDENA | Rebeca Franco y Roma Verde
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Enrique Marquez Abella, Cortesía de TAP

Richard Rogers Fellowship 2017 - Winners Announced

08:00 - 22 February, 2017
Richard Rogers Fellowship 2017 - Winners Announced, Fellows will be based at the Grade II listed Wimbledon House designed by Richard Rogers. Image Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design
Fellows will be based at the Grade II listed Wimbledon House designed by Richard Rogers. Image Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Massachusetts has announced the winners of the Richard Rogers Fellowship 2017. Launched in October 2016, the Fellowship seeks to act as an international platform assembling experts and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, using the built environment to positively impact on the quality of human life. The six inaugural Fellows, selected from 200 applicants worldwide, will undertake three months of research at the Wimbledon House, a Grade II listed residence in London gifted to the School by world-renowned British architect Richard Rogers.