Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / K+P Architects

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The proposal for the Cultural Center in draws its inspiration from the following definition of culture by Pufendorf: “All the ways in which human beings overcome their original barbarism, and through artifice, become fully human”. Through this definition, this design by K+P Architects focuses on two different states of the building: The primitive state and the social state. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / Adrian Yau, FrislyColopMorales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk

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Designed by Adrian Yau, FrislyColopMorales, Jason Easter, and Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, their proposal for the Cultural Center of Chapultepec aims to merge the concepts of aesthetics and functionality. Ultimately, their concept intends to become the icon of the city through its subtle yet dynamic form and overall composition.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa CorMAnca / PAUL CREMOUX studio

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Location: Ciudad de México, DF, México
Architect In Charge: Paul Cremoux W.
Project Team: Anna Giribets Martin
Proyect Year: 2013
Photographs: Héctor Armando Herrera

School for El Coporito / Antonio Peña + Juan Garay + Alexis Ávila

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: Antonio Peña, , Alexis Ávila
Location: Estado de México, México
Architect In Charge: Antonio Peña, Juan Garay, Alexis Ávila
Design Team: Javier Haghenbeck, Lucía Alonso, Reneé Gutierrez, Cristina Alessi, Gerardo Guzmán, Antonio Peña, Juan Garay, Alexis Ávila
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Zaruhy Sangochian, Courtesy of Antonio Peña

Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / PM²G Architects

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Designed by PM²G Architects, in collaboration with Satellite Architectes & Menu Design, their iconic proposal project for a new cultural center in embodies and catalyzes the cultural scene over the Chapultepec Avenue besides forming a new attraction for the city. Their design, which was awarded an honorable mention, includes a series of three alternate solids that are combined with transparent and concave spaces. The rotation of the volumes towards the sky gives the building its dynamic and spectacular force. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Aria / T38 studio

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Architects: T38 studio
Location: , Baja California, México
Project Team: Alfonso Medina, Mauricio Kuri, Oscar González, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Sara Díaz, Joseph Ruíz Tapia, Alejandro Bustos, Lucía Arroyo, Alina Castañeda, Ana Darice Payan
Area: 700 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photographs: Pablo Casals-Aguirre

2013 MAPEO Workshop Hopes to Explore Experimental Mapping Techniques

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A new Kickstarter campaign is hoping to raise a goal of $3,500 to fund the second annual – a workshop that focuses on community mapping and brings diverse people and minds together to think about cities within the US-Mexican border region. By rallying individuals from different disciplines with different backgrounds, aims to “learn more about our own cities, evaluate urban challenges and come up with ideas on how to improve our life in cities in a very quick and meaningful exercise.”

Casa HDJ58 / T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre


Architects: T38 studio , Pablo Casals-Aguirre
Location: México, , Baja California
Project Team: Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Lucía Arroyo
Collaborators: Oscar González, Sara Díaz, Ana Darice Payan
Construction: Taller38
Area: 300.0 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photography: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Alfresco

Casa del Viento / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

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: A-001 Taller de Arquitectura
Location: Tepoztlán, Morelos,
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Gorozpe Fernández
Project Year: 2013 
Area: 650 sqm
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

4 LCC Houses / Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

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: Gaeta Springall Arquitectos – Julio Gaeta – Luby Springall
Location: Ciudad de México, México
Area: 2100.0 m2
Year: 2005
Photography: Cortesia de Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

AA Mexico City Visiting School

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Taking place June 26 – July 5, the AA Mexico City Visiting School will engage with the most crucial and imposing challenges that City faces and the ways in which architecture and 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 . 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.

Casa W39 / Warm Architects

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: Warm Architects
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Area: 146 sqm
Proyect Year: 2010
Photographs: Zaruhy Sangochian

Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos

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Architects: Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos
Location: México City,
Architects In Charge: José Alfonso Quiñones Ríos, BAAQ´
Collaborator: Luis Fernando Muñoz Pérez
Project Area: 290 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Erick Reyes

AD Classics: Torre SRE Tlatelolco / Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

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: Pedro Ramírez Vázquez
Area: 37000.0 sqm
Year: 1960

Mexican Architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez Dies at 94

, one of the most important Mexican architects of the 20th century, died yesterday on his 94th birthday in Mexico City. Ramírez headed the construction of many of Mexico’s modernist landmarks including several museums, the nation’s largest sports stadium and a shrine that attracts the most pilgrimages in the country.

Read more on Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and his architectural legacy after the break.

Elena Garro Cultural Center / Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc

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Architects: Fernanda Canales, arquitectura 911sc
Location: , Mexico
Artistic Collaboration: Paloma Torres
Landscape: Hugo Sánchez, Tonatiuh Martínez
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto, Jaime Navarro

Memorial to Victims of Violence / Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos

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Architects: Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos
Location: , Mexico
Architect In Charge: Julio Gaeta, Luby Springall, Ricardo López
Area: 15,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos

Amsterdam 289 / JSª

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Architects: JSª Arquitectura
Location: Condesa,
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
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of JSª Arquitectura