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Mexico City

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

Narvarte Terrace / PALMA

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

© Luis Young © Luis Young © Luis Young © Luis Young +15

  • 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, Mexico
  • 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

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

    Mexico City, 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