The proposal for the Cultural Center in Guadalajara 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
Designed by architects 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.
Architects: Antonio Peña, Juan Garay, 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
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Zaruhy Sangochian, Courtesy of Antonio Peña
Designed by PM²G Architects, in collaboration with Satellite Architectes & Menu Design, their iconic proposal project for a new cultural center in Guadalajara 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.
Architects: T38 studio
Location: Tijuana, 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
A new Kickstarter campaign is hoping to raise a goal of $3,500 to fund the second annual MAPEO Borderless Workshop – 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, MAPEO 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.”
Architects: T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Project Team: Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Lucía Arroyo
Collaborators: Oscar González, Sara Díaz, Ana Darice Payan
Area: 300 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photographs: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Alfredo Zertuche
Architects: Gaeta Springall Arquitectos – Julio Gaeta – Luby Springall
Location: Ciudad de México, México
Area: 2100.0 m2
Photography: Cortesia de Gaeta Springall Arquitectos
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