Amsterdam Tower / JSa

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Architects: JSa Archirectura
Location: City,
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Karen Cheirif, Francisco Martínez, Juan Manuel Soler, Irvine Torres, Juan Pablo Victal, Sofía Villareal, Romelia Hernández, Ingrid Ramos, Juan Reyes
Real Estate Development: Javier Sánchez, Santiago Sánchez, Alvaro Becker
Interior Design: Javier Sánchez, Leticia Serrano, Cecilia Solis, Karen Kimura
Area: 12,281 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of JSa Architectura

Amparo Museum / TEN Arquitectos

© Luis Gordoa

Architects: TEN Arquitectos
Location: , México
Architect In Charge: Enrique Norten
Project Team: Enrique Norten, Salvador Arroyo, Carlos Salas, Alejandro Solis, Marisol Moreno, Daniel Hernández, Omar Barcenas, Luis Farfán, Farid Hernandez
Client: Fundación Amparo
Area: 12,000 sqm
Proyect Year: 2013
Photography: Luis Gordoa

CB30 / Dellekamp Arquitectos

© Dante Busquets

Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos + FRENTE arquitectura
Location: City, México
Project Architects: Derek Dellekamp, Juan Pablo Maza
Principal Architect: Aisha Ballesteros
Design Team: Alin V. Wallach, Arais Reyes, Sandra Ortiz, Verónica Alatorre
Area: 1,310.63 sqm
Photographs: Dante Busquets, Oscar Necoechea

Ita House / Taller5 Arquitectos

© Roberto Ortiz

Architects: Taller5 Arquitectos
Location: La Piedad, ,
Architect In Charge: Octavio Arreola Calleros, Elisa Lerma G. de Q, Mariano Arreola Calleros
Collaborators: René Torres Márquez, Julio Cesar Rivera Pedroza
Construction: Salvador Carrillo C
Area: 680 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Roberto Ortiz

AD Interviews: Michel Rojkind

While in , we had the chance to visit Michel Rojkind ’s office in La Condesa to interview  him and jam on his recording studio hidden in the architecture workshop. We have been big fans of Michel’s work, the result of constant investigation and iteration pushed by by the collaborative character of his studio and multiplied by Michel’s passion for architecture.

Michel is part of a fantastic new generation of Mexican architects that brings fresh ideas to a context with a strong tradition. He started his architecture studies while also being the drummer of a well known Mexican rock band, graduating from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 1994. Between 1999 and 2002 he worked with Isaac Broid and Miquel Adriá on Adriá+Broid+Rojkind Arquitectos, and he started his own studio Rojkind Arquitectos  in 2002.

Since then, the firm has been on a strong path of innovation and exploration of architectural programs and building techniques, successfully translating the complex forms of these new ideas into realities that can be built with local manufacturing skills. 

Michel is very good at communicating his ideas, something very important to deliver the vision he has for his projects, but he is also very good at transmitting his passion, something that anyone who has been on his lectures will agree, inspiring young architects to demonstrate that it is possible to run the kind of studio that you want to run, despite all the problems and frustrations you will face along the way.

Michel is currently finishing the extension of the National Film Archive in Mexico City   which we are going to visit in a few days, so stay tuned for more updates on Instagram  and Facebook .

Recent projects by at ArchDaily:

Museum Bebeleche / Vásquez Del Mercado Arquitectos

© Luis Gordoa

Architects: Vásquez Del Mercado Arquitectos
Location: Durango,
Architect In Charge: Jorge Vázquez del Mercado
Collaborators: Oscar Sanginés, Eduardo Hernández Guerrero, Valeria González
Structural Engineering: Francisco Hernández Corres
General Contractor: Santiago Cardosa Nevares
Client: State of Durango
Area: 87726.0 ft2
Year: 2010
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

Downtown / Cherem Arquitectos

© Jaime Navarro

Architects: Cherem Arquitectos
Location: El Zocalo,
Area: 3474.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

EM House / TaAG Arquitectura

© Jorge Silva

Architects: TaAG Arquitectura
Location: Zapopan, Jalisco,
Architect In Charge: Gerardo Ayala García de Quevedo
Construction: Arturo Ruiz Olmedo
Plot: 645 sqm
Area: 633 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Jorge Silva

Fender Custom Shop Mexico City / Arquitectura en Movimiento

© Cuauhtémoc García

Architects: Arquitectura en Movimiento
Location: , Mexico
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cuauhtémoc García

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 , Mexico.

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

© Tamara Uribe

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

© Alberto Cáceres Zenteno

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

© Jaime Navarro Soto

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

© Rafael Gamo

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

© Paul Czitrom

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