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.
Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, 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.
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: S-AR stación-ARquitectura
Location: San Pedro, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Team: César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, María Sevilla, Carlos Flores
Engineering: Jesús González Sáenz
Technical Supervision: S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Gonzalo Taméz
Construction: Gonzalo Taméz, Enrique López, Jesús Galván
Area: 350 sqm
Photographs: Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal