Taking place June 26 – July 5, the AA Mexico City Visiting School will engage with the most crucial and imposing challenges that Mexico City faces and the ways in which architecture and urbanism can shape the metropolis at different scales. In this sense the international program sees the city as a laboratory where the virtual and experimental tradition of the Architectural Association finds a fertile and concrete ground for the application of its methodology in Mexico. With the theme of “Manufactured Landscapes/Manufactured Urbanities”, the program explores the metropolitan condition understood as a manufactured process by and for human beings. More information after the break.
Architects: JSª Arquitectura
Location: Condesa, Mexico City
Architect In Charge: Sofía Villarreal
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Sofía Villarreal, Juan Reyes
Engineering: Hector Margain, Juan Pablo Rodríguez Orta
Contractor: As yet undefined
Area: 15,460 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of JSª Arquitectura
Architects: JSa Archirectura
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Karen Cheirif, Francisco Martínez, Juan Manuel Soler, Irvine Torres, Juan Pablo Victal, Sofía Villareal, Romelia Hernández, Ingrid Ramos, Juan Reyes
Real Estate Development: Javier Sánchez, Santiago Sánchez, Alvaro Becker
Interior Design: Javier Sánchez, Leticia Serrano, Cecilia Solis, Karen Kimura
Area: 12,281 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of JSa Architectura
Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos + FRENTE arquitectura
Location: Mexico City, México
Project Architects: Derek Dellekamp, Juan Pablo Maza
Principal Architect: Aisha Ballesteros
Design Team: Alin V. Wallach, Arais Reyes, Sandra Ortiz, Verónica Alatorre
Area: 1,310.63 sqm
Photographs: Dante Busquets, Oscar Necoechea
Architects could never explain space. When we think about space, we have only looked at its containers. As if space itself is invisible.
History has granted architecture the role of dividing up space. It manifests itself in providing lodging and orienting humankind, who inhabits this fragmented whole we call space and which is interwoven with time at a tacit and essential level.
We live in space, in these spaces, in these cities, in these fields, in these corridors, in these gardens. It is plain to see. And yet, it is not possible to quantify space or give shape to it: it is extension and connection, fact and certainty through time and movement. Space may be travelled through and narrated, experienced and actuated. Space contains and is contained, situates and signifies.
Arquine raises the question “what do we talk when we talk about space?” in order to explore the different meanings it conveys. The conference presents multi-disciplinary perspectives to redeem the value of each of these and thereby reveal the “Species of Spaces”.
The Arquine Conference Nº14 will gather important architects throughout the world discussing these matters. David Chipperfield, Atelier Bow Wow, Delugan Meissl, and Denise Scott Brown will be part of one of the most important architecture events in Latin America, taking part from March 11 to March 12 in the Teatro Metropólitan at Mexico City, Mexico.
The problem isn’t so much to find out how we have reached this point, but simply to recognize that we have reached it, that we are here. There isn’t one space, a beautiful space round about, a beautiful space all around us, there’s a whole lot of small bits of space…
More information (in Spanish) can be found here.
Architects: THiNC / Héctor Coss
Location: Colonia Roma, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Interior Design: THinC (Ignacio Cadenas + Héctor Esrawe)
Interior Architecture: Héctor Coss
Design Team: Héctor Coss y Alejandro Tazzer
Landscape Architecture: Alejandro Tazzer & Héctor Coss
Proyect Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Navarro, Rocío Serna
Architects: JCK, Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez
Location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK