Arquine Conference nº14: Space

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Architects could never explain space. When we think about space, we have only looked at its containers. As if space itself is invisible.
Rem Koolhaas 

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 City, .

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…
George Perec

More information (in Spanish) can be found here.

Club House Punta Lago / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Marco Sogbi
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tamara Uribe

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida / 4A Arquitectos

© David Cervera

Architects: 4A Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatán,
Design Team: Ricardo Combaluzier, Enrique Duarte, William Ramírez, Josefina Rivas
Collaborators: Luis De La Rosa, Alma Villicaña, Carlos Guardián, Mariana Farfán, Julio Rosas, Aída Ordóñez, Fabián Rosas, Ricardo Combaluzier
Area: 22,600 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: David Cervera, Alessandra Ortíz, Rocío Rojo

Stepped House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: , Yucatán, México
Architects: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada, Josefina Peon Puerto
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez Segura, Natalia Ávila Ortegón, Alejandra Molina Gual, Ernesto Valhuerdi Pérez, Maribel Morales Hernández, Rodolfo Pascasio Sánchez
Area: 487 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Alberto Cáceres Zenteno

Chipicas Town Houses / Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

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Architects: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos
Location: , México
Collaborators: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia, Alfredo Cortes Tellez, Miguel Campero, José Luis Salamanca
Area: 720 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jaime Navarro Soto

Macrocel / Seijo Peón Arquitectos

© Alberto Cáceres Zenteno

Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architects: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada, Josefina Peon Puerto
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez Segura, Marco Sogbi Martínez, Claudina Peon Puerto, Alejandra Molina Gual
Year: 2008
Photographs: Alberto Cáceres Zenteno

In Progress: Integrara Iztacalco / arquitectura 911sc

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Architects: arquitectura 911sc
Location: México D.F.,
Design Team: Ernesto Lomelí, Iván Cervantes, Edgar Romero Lugo, Arturo Carreón, Daniel Garcia Ramírez, Iraíz Corona
Structure: Federico Romo
Engineering: MCH Ingeniería
Client: Consorcio ARA
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

ES1 House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez, Alejandra Molina
Area: 342.6 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos

Call Center Churubusco / PRODUCTORA

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Architects: PRODUCTORA
Location: , Mexico
Collaborator: Jorge Cárdenas
Area: 2,700 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Paul Czitrom

The Forest Pavilion / Espacio EMA

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Architects: Espacio EMA
Location: , Jalisco,
Architecture: Alessandra Cireddu, Carlos M. Hernández
Collaborators: Antonio Ramírez
Construction: Carlos Hernández Bonilla
Landscaping: Cony Lupercio, Juan Pablo Lupercio
Year: 2011
Photographs: Patricia Hernández

House in Tlayacapan / PRODUCTORA

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Architects: PRODUCTORA
Location: , México
Collaborators: Amauri Sidh, Sonia Starck, Iván Villegas
Area: 90 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of PRODUCTORA

MCC House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

© Tamara Uribe

Architects Office: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Juan Pablo Cantón, Manuel Fuentes, Claudina Peon
Area: 543.75 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tamara Uribe

Rajuela House / Muñoz Arquitectos

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Architects: Muñoz Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect In Charge: Javier Muñoz Menéndez
Collaborators: Gareth Lowe Negrón, Andrea Dutton Ruiz, Isabela Rincon Milet, Luis Miguel Acuña Gonzalez
Area: 592.61 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Rolando Córdoba

The Forest House / Espacio EMA

© Patricia Hernández

Architects: Espacio EMAAlessandra Cireddu, Carlos M. Hernández
Location: Mazamitla, Jalisco,
Collaborators: Antonio Ramírez
Landscaping: Cony Lupercio, Juan Pablo Lupercio
Construction: Carlos Hernández Bonilla
Year: 2010
Photographs: Patricia Hernández

Tuunich Kanab / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: , Yucatán, México
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Marco Sogbi
Area: 420 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos

Celeste Champagne & Tea Room / PRODUCTORA

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Architects: PRODUCTORA
Location: , Mexico
Architects: Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
Collaborators: David Ortega, Félix Guillén, Jorge Fernández, Laura Rodríguez, Diego Escamilla, Iván Villegas
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Campeche 415 / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

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Architects: Ambrosi I Etchegaray
Location: Cuauhtémoc, City, D.F.,
Collaborators: Gabriel Ortiz, Rubén Oliveros, Miguel Montor
Area: 1,120 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

OB Houses / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

© Tamara Uribe Manzanilla

Architects Office: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: , Yucatán,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Team: Claudina Peon, Gabriela Arcila, Federico Sauri
Area: 1062.55 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tamara Uribe Manzanilla