Tower 41 / Alberto Kalach

© Yoshihiro Koitani

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

© Yoshihiro Koitani

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

© Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura

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

Malinalco House / Arquitectura Alternativa

© Luis Gordoa

Architects: Arquitectura Alternativa
Location: , MEX, Mexico
Director: José Palomar Romo
Project Area: 137.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex

© Alejandro Cartagena

Architects: S-AR stación-ARquitectura, Comunidad Vivex
Location: , Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Project Team: César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Carlos Flores, María Sevilla
Collaborators: Alejandra Rivero, Silvia Rodríguez, Berenice Reyna
Project Area: 110.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Alejandro Cartagena

Central Park First Stage / Migdal Arquitectos

© Ian Lizaranzu

Architects: Migdal Arquitectos
Location: Via Magna, , MEX,
Project Architects: Jaime Varon, Abraham Metta, Alex Metta (Migdal Arquitectos)
Project Area: 55842.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Ian Lizaranzu, Luis Gordoa

Adamant / Mayer Hasbani

© Hector Velasco

Architects: Mayer Hasbani
Location: Via Atlixcayotl, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, , PUE,
Project Area: 20550 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Hector Velasco, Paul Czitron, El Hartista

El Mirador House / CC Arquitectos

© Rafael Gamo

Architects In Charge: Manuel Cervantes Céspedes, José Luis Heredia Álvarez
Location: State of ,
Design Team : Israel Caballero Campos, Deyanira Yarza Barrón, María Luisa Leal Rosales
Project Area: 459.0 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Eucaliptos House / MO+G taller de arquitectura

© Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro)

Architects: MO+G taller de arquitectura
Location: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, JAL,
Design Team: Arq. Andrés Mayorga García Rulfo, Arq. Diego González Díaz Ochoa y Arq. Leopoldo Orendain Ruiz Escoto.
Project Area: 195.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Fabrica de Arquitectura (Miguel Valverde Hernández y Helmer Murayama Caro)

Havre 69 / at103 + Reurbano

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: at103,
Location: Havre 69, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
Project Architects: Francisco Pardo + Julio Amezcua ()
Design Team: Luis Guízar, Karen Burkart, Alan Orozco, José Luis Fajardo, Stephan Rasinger, Aarón Rivera
Development: Rodrigo Rivero Borrell Wheatley, Alberto Kritzler Ring, Christian Dávila, Sergio Rojas, Uriel Becker (Reurbano)
Bakery Design: Jaime Serra
Project Area: 1506.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS

© Jorge Taboada Morón

Architects: Grupo ARKHOS
Location: Heroico Colegio Militar 4700, Nombre de Dios, 31150 Chihuahua, Chihuahua,
Project Architects: Rubén Escobar Urrutia + Ricardo Pacheco López.
Project Area: 11990.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Taboada Morón

The Mexican Moment: The Rise of Architecture’s Latest Design Capital

Museo Soumaya / FR-EE. Image © Rafael Gamo

On a recent trip abroad, architect and urban planner José Castillo was struck by a conversation with Mexico’s tourism attaché in Asia. Mexican tourism, the attaché remarked, has changed; it was the ancient pyramids and sandy beaches of the country that once drew visitors to it. Today however, architecture and design—and food—prevail.

The issue of food may be of little wonder. Mexican cuisine has indeed become more popular than ever in both the high and low ends of the culinary spectrum, and food in general is not only what one eats for dinner but also a hobby and an obsessive conversation topic. Yet for local design to come to the same level of acclaim and reputation is, at any rate, quite astonishing. It may be, though, that food and architecture are not so far apart. These are both highly creative and productive professions, as well as ones with a rich history, a theory, and many layers of tradition.

Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

© Paul Rivera

Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Location: , Querétaro,
Architects In Charge: Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
Architecture Leader: Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
Project Leader: Arq. Humberto Mendoza
Architecture Team: Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro, Juliam Silva, Andrés Muñoz
Área: 9000.0 m2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Rivera

Sport City Oaxaca / Rootstudio + Arquitectos Artesanos

© Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar

Architects: Rootstudio,
Location: México, SAN FELIPE, 68020 Oaxaca, Oaxaca,
Project Architects: João Boto Caeiro, Fulvio Capurso, J. J. Santibáñez
Construction: Alicia Andonegni, Alberto Campuzano, Efrain Vazquez, German Peña, Miguel Angel Garcia, Joaquin Pacheco, Edgar Cano, Aram Barrera, Jesus Aguilera, Cecilia Arenas, Silvino Garcia
Project Area: 4600.0 m2
Photographs: Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar, Fidel Ugarte

JAHN and ADG Unveil Mexico City’s Newest Baseball Stadium

© and ADG

JAHN and ADG have released designs for Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico’s new home stadium in . Scheduled to open in the city’s Magdalena Mixhuca sports complex in 2017, the 13000-seat “Estadio Diablos” will feature a “monumental lightweight” roof structure that resembles Diablos’ trident. 

“Indicative of the sky, the roof design is sharp, translucent, luminous and dynamic,” says JAHN. “Composed of lightweight steel wrapped in PTFE textile material, the roof will become an iconic symbol for the great City of Mexico.”

More on the stadium’s design, after the break. 

EGL1916 / Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto

© Jaime Navarro

Architects: Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto
Location: , JAL,
Area: 1320.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

CdV House / DDA Despacho de Arquitectura

© Luis Gordoa

Architects: DDA Despacho de Arquitectura
Location: City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Omar Rendón, José Luis López de la C.
Project Team: Artemio García Diaz
Translation: Pilar IslasE
Area: 356.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials

New York-based architect Richard Meier’s 180-meter “Reforma Tower” planned for Mexico City (click image for more)

A tri-national agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will now allow architects to work across borders in North America. As reported by the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), in conjunction with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities () and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (), representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities in all three countries have agreed to mutually recognize architect credentials.