Casa Sierra Leona / José Juan Rivera Río

© Nasser Malek Hernández

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 airport. 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

© Adrenorama

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

Kínder Monte Sinaí / LBR + A

© Alfonso Merchand

Location: Loma de la Palma 133, Lomas de Vista Hermosa, 05100 City, Federal District,
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

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: Arquitectura Sistémica
Location: Mariano Escobedo, Polanco, , 11550 , Federal District, Mexico
Design Team: Samantha Mendoza, Juan Garay, Antonio Peña
Area: 35.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Courtesy of

CincoMdos / JSa

© Jaime Navarro

Architects: JSa
Location: Interior (Av. Rio Mixcoac) 73 Piso 7, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Benito Juarez, 03920 City, Federal District,
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

© Alessandro Bo

Architects: Taller David Dana Arquitectura
Location: Cuajimalpa, City,
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, ,
Project Area: 90 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Comercio 117 / ARCHETONIC

© Rafael Gamo

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

Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA

© Luis Gallardo

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

Zurita Box / Darkitectura

© Yoshihiro Koitani

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

Fernández Leal 62 / Raúl Peña A. Architects

Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Raúl Peña Arias

Location: La Concepción, Coyoacán, , Mexico
Project Team: Leticia Crispín Acuña, Raúl Peña Arias
Area: 490 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Raúl Peña Arias

Google Mexico / SPACE

© Eric Velazquez Torres

Architects: SPACE
Location: Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Jimena Fernández Navarra
Design Team: Ramiro Pulido, Ricardo Hernandez
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Eric Velazquez Torres

Mexico City to get “Pop-Up” Pompidou?

AD Classics: Centre Georges Pompidou / Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers ©

French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti has revealed that negotiations for a “pop-up” Pompidou in City are underway. “The Centre Pompidou is exploring the possibility of establishing a temporary space here, a ‘pop up’ Pompidou,” Filippetti told the Mexican newspaper Reforma. “It will come with their exhibitions, their expertise, not only the brand.”

Bosques Flats / HGR Arquitectos

© Diana Arnau

Architects: HGR Arquitectos
Location: , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Marcos Hagerman
Area: 606 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diana Arnau

American Standard / SPACE

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Architects: SPACE
Location: Coyoacán, City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Humberto Soto
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SPACE

Vertiz 950 / HGR Arquitectos

© Diana Arnau

Architects: HGR Arquitectos
Location: Doctor José María Vertiz, , Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Marcos Hagerman
Area: 3,426 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diana Arnau

AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela


With the design for Los Manantiales, ’s experimental form finding gave rise to an efficient, elegant, and enduring work of structural art.  Comprised of four intersecting hypars,  a strikingly thin roof surface creates a dramatic dining .  Built as Candela was establishing an international reputation as the foremost shell building, he demonstrated to the world his masterful combination of artistry and technical virtuosity.