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FR-EE Proposes to Restore Mexico City Avenue with Cultural Corridor Chapultepec

12:50 - 19 August, 2015
© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE
© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Avenida Chapultepec is one of the most important and historic avenues in Mexico City. Once a calm Pre-Hispanic road that ran along the city's aqueduct, Avenida Chapultepec is now high-speed avenue, "negligent to its context and historic richness." Thus, FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE, FRENTE arquitectura and RVDG arquitectura + urbanismo have joined forces to propose a pedestrian-centric masterplan that aims to transform the congested avenue into an efficient, multimodal roadway that features an elevated promenade lined with commercial and cultural programs that are powered by renewable energy and connected by lush landscaping. Read on to learn more about the proposed Chapultepec Cultural Corridor (CCC).

"This is the most important creation of a new public space from the Central Alameda, it will be an area unprecedented in the city and space of more urban diversity in Mexico City." - Fernando Romero, general FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise

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Enrique Norten Designs New Campus for Mexico City's CENTRO University

16:00 - 7 August, 2015
Enrique Norten Designs New Campus for Mexico City's CENTRO University, © Enrique Norten
© Enrique Norten

CENTRO University, a premier university for creative studies in Mexico City, will celebrate the opening of its new campus this September. Designed by TEN Arquitectos, the 5,600-square-meter campus aims to embody CENTRO's "dynamic and inclusive atmosphere" with a cluster of intersecting, LEED Platinum buildings centered around a 450-seat auditorium and public park. With an ideal mix of indoor studios and outdoor work areas, the scheme hopes to offer a variety of collaborative and stimulating learning environments. 

Bellopuerto Reforma Restaurant / Estudio Atemporal

15:00 - 7 August, 2015
Bellopuerto Reforma Restaurant / Estudio Atemporal, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Florencia, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Area

    410.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

In Residence: Carlos Herrera

14:00 - 25 July, 2015

“To build a house like this for yourself, it’s a very, very easy and very difficult task because you’re your own client, and you can do whatever you dreamt of, it has to be here, and there are no excuses to make mistakes or anything.”

In the latest installment of the In Residence series, NOWNESS goes into the home of Mexican architect Carlos Herrera in Cuernavaca, just outside Mexico City. While the house functions as a weekend residence, it was built to be lived in—as Herrera explains, it’s a place to entertain guests, and, eventually, it could be a place to retire. The single-level house follows Herrera’s simple, earth-toned design aesthetic, filled with clean lines and sharp angles. Learn more about the design and inspiration behind the house in the video above. 

Rancho Los Sauces / grupoarquitectura

13:00 - 22 July, 2015
Rancho Los Sauces / grupoarquitectura, Courtesy of grupoarquitectura
Courtesy of grupoarquitectura

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Erick Rios, Héctor Ferral, Rosa López Susana López, Erick Ríos, Rafael Sánchez, Chantal Stoopen
  • Project Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of grupoarquitectura

Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura

17:00 - 3 July, 2015
Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Álvarez
  • Design Team

    Pilar Medina, Rosa López, Susana López, Raúl Chávez, Sergio Valdés, Francisco Puente, Manuel Campos
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo

13:00 - 30 June, 2015
Renovation of México Fortius Office Building / ERREqERRE Arquitectura y Urbanismo, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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Just BE / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

17:00 - 1 June, 2015
Just BE / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +34

Tres Picos Tower / LBR + A

15:00 - 29 May, 2015
Tres Picos Tower / LBR + A, © Alfonso Merchand
© Alfonso Merchand

© Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Arquimedes, Polanco, 11550 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Benjamín Romano
  • Design Team

    Carlos Espinosa, Gerardo Galicia
  • Project Area

    3905.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

House with Four Courtyards / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

19:00 - 25 May, 2015
House with Four Courtyards / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

20:00 - 17 April, 2015
LPZ House / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +16

Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

12:00 - 14 April, 2015
Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building / Cadaval & Solà-Morales, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

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Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

16:00 - 1 April, 2015
Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

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  • Arquitectos

  • Location

    Avenida Ejército Nacional, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Project Area

    157000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Falcon Headquarters 2 / Rojkind Arquitectos + Gabriela Etchegaray

12:00 - 11 March, 2015
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Michel Rojkind, Gerardo Salinas, Gabriela Etchegaray
  • Design Team

    Barbara Trujillo, Gerardo Villanueva, Gerardo Reyes, Carlos Campos, Andrea León
  • Area

    1650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro

Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro +29

Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos + Cadena y Asociados

12:00 - 9 March, 2015
Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos + Cadena y Asociados, © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro +29

The Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño

01:00 - 10 February, 2015
The Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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Arquine Launches Competition No. 17: Eastern Metropolitan Green Lung

00:00 - 28 January, 2015
Arquine Launches Competition No. 17: Eastern Metropolitan Green Lung

Held annually since 1998, the Arquine International Architecture Competition explores important and relevant topics for society as a whole, creating a space for dialogue and promoting active participation of both national and international architects. It has become one of the best architecture ideas competitions, with over 400 teams from more than 21 countries participating last year.

This year, Arquine is asking: What could be the vocation of the [future, ex] International Airport Benito Juarez of Mexico City? Following the announcement that Mexico City’s new international airport will be constructed in Texcoco, this competition aims to generate proposals for the [future] urban zone. Comprised of a total of 746 acres, the area has the potential to become a catalyst for development and growth of the eastern part of one of the most complex and populated cities in the world.

Determining the future use of the space now occupied by the International Airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City is one of the most interesting urban development challenges worldwide. The public competition offers a way to dig into the potential use of the area and explore the possibility of creating a large green area in the eastern part of Mexico City.

Making Complex Systems Visible: “Between Geometry and Geography” Carefully Uncovers the Layers of Mexico City

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Making Complex Systems Visible: “Between Geometry and Geography” Carefully Uncovers the Layers of Mexico City, Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro
Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro

I always book a window seat when flying into Mexico City. It guarantees exposing the traveler to the exhilarating immensity of the city and the valley that barely contains it: a blunt encounter of geometry and geography indeed. Braving traffic I arrive to my hotel in the historic center and the first morning, over breakfast and with those aerial images still fresh in my mind, I invariably marvel at the fact that I have just had a hot shower and that I am enjoying, as usual, excellent huevos rancheros. "How did these eggs get here?" I wonder. The thoughts quickly dissipate as one is engulfed by the many renowned attractions of Mexico City.

Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro have chosen not to be distracted. Their book, “Between Geometry and Geography: Mexico City”, is an ambitious portrait of Mexico City that avoids reading the city through the singularities of its monuments. They have produced instead a stunning graphic biography of the metropolis, focusing on the infrastructures that have shaped the city and make it function today and speculating on opportunities for future multifunctional infrastructures.

Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro +11