Niop Hacienda / AS arquitectura + R79

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Architects: AS arquitectura, R79
Location: Champoton, Campeche, Mexico
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: David Cervera Castro

Ro House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

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Architects: Alexanderson Arquitectos
Location: , Jalisco, Mexico
Project And Construction: Pablo Alexanderson Silva
Project Area: 483.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Alexanderson Arquitectos

B”O Hotel / Muro Rojo Arquitectura

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Architects: Muro Rojo Arquitectura
Location: 5 de Mayo 38, De La Merced, 29240 , CHIS, Mexico
Project Direction: Elizabeth Gómez Coello, Jorge Medina Robles, Germán Velasco Espinosa
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Montebello 321 / Jorge Bolio Arquitectura

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Architects: Jorge Bolio Arquitectura
Location: 97139 , Yucatan, Mexico
Project Architect: Jorge Bolio Rojas
Project Area: 640.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: David Cervera

Cumbres House / DCPP arquitectos

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Architects: DCPP arquitectos
Location: Federal District,
Project Architect: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
Project Area: 800.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

SJA I House / CDM Arquitectos

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Architects: CDM Arquitectos
Location: Michoacán,
Project Architects: Javier Dueñas Estrada , Alvaro Gonzalez Guerra Gomez
Project Area: 1427.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Rory Gardiner, Marcos García

Carmody Groarke To Design UK Pavilion For Mexico’s 2015 Guadalajara Book Fair

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The British Council recently announced that London-based practice Carmody Groarke have been selected to design the UK pavilion at the 2015 Feria Internacional del Libro () in Guadalajara, . The organisers of the international event, which is the largest literary festival in the Spanish speaking world, have chosen the UK to be this year’s “Guest of Honour” as part of a bilateral initiative launched to “build, strengthen and celebrate the growing connections” between the two countries.

8 Gardens House / Goko MX

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Architects: Goko MX
Location: , MOR,
Project Architects: Christopher Koehn, Jose Martín González
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Aki Itami R.

The Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño

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Architects: EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño
Location: City, Federal District,
Design Team: Ezequiel Farca, Cristina Grappin, Fernanda de la Mora.
Area: 720.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Jaime Navarro

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, is asking: What could be the vocation of the [future, ex] International Airport Benito Juarez of ? 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.

Spotlight: Félix Candela

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“Every work of art is an interpretation of the world, of what you are thinking; a realization of your perception which creates and attempts a different world. In the end, a work of art is merely an offering to art.”

Mexican-Spanish architect Félix Candela (Jan 27, 1910-Dec 7, 1997) was known for redefining the role of the architect in relation to structural problems, and played a crucial role in the development of new structural forms of concrete. His famous experimentation with concrete gave rise to projects like the Los Manantiales restaurant in the Xochimilco area of Mexico City and the Cosmic Rays Pavilion for the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Learn more about Candela after the break.

Sol 25 / Proyecto Cafeína

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Architects: Proyecto Cafeína
Location: Cholula, 72760 Cholula de Rivadavia (San Pedro Cholula), Puebla,
Project Area: 160.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Patrick López Jaimes

Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq]

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Architects: [mavarq]
Location: , Hidalgo,
Project Architect: Marco Velázquez
Associate Architect: Lorenzo Álvarez
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Hueso Restaurant / Cadena + Asociados

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Architects: Cadena + Asociados
Location: Efraín González Luna, , JAL,
Project Architect: Ignacio Cadena
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

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

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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 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.

Tower 41 / Alberto Kalach

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Architects: Alberto Kalach
Location: Avenida Constituyentes 41, San Miguel Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México, D.F.,
Project Architect:
Design Team: Alberto Vargas , Gabriel Mancera, Patricia Lazcano, Iván Ramírez, David Martínez
Project Area: 1820.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani

PN House / ZD+A

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Architects: ZD+A
Location: Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Yuri Zagorin Alazraki
Project Area: 472 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani, Rafael Gamo

Pinar House / MO+G taller de arquitectura

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Architects: MO+G taller de arquitectura
Location: , JAL, Mexico
Project Area: 535.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura, Helmer Murayama Caro / Fabrica de Arquitectura