Narigua House / David Pedroza Castañeda

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Architects: David Pedroza Castañeda
Location: El Jonuco, Nuevo Leon,
Architect In Charge: (P+0 Arquitectura)
Project Area: 750.0 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Sofia Flores Chapa

Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa
Location: Benito Juárez, Federal District,
Project Architects: Patricio Guerrero, David Mandujano, Eduardo Palomino, Ruben Coxca, Belinda Garcia, Paulina Garcia, Luis Garcia, Miguel Mercado, Rafael Hop
Project Management: Elias Cattan, Yair Wolff, Allan Betech
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Courtesy of , Mayaan Fridman

Vertiz 950 / HGR Arquitectos

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Architects: HGR Arquitectos
Location: Doctor José María Vertiz, , Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Marcos Hagerman
Area: 3,426 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diana Arnau

Veracruz Business Center / Materia Arquitectónica

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Architects: Materia Arquitectónica
Location: , Veracruz,
Project Architects: Gustavo Carmona, Lisa Beltrán
Project Area: 3,500 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Alberto Mora

Vargas House / Isaac Broid Arquitecto

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Architects: Isaac Broid Arquitecto
Location: Cerrada, Lomas de Casa Blanca, 76080 , Querétaro,
Project Area: 700.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Yoshihiro Koitani

AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela


With the design for Los Manantiales, ’s experimental form finding gave rise to an efficient, elegant, and enduring work of structural art.  Comprised of four intersecting hypars,  a strikingly thin roof surface creates a dramatic dining space.  Built as Candela was establishing an international reputation as the foremost shell building, he demonstrated to the world his masterful combination of artistry and technical virtuosity.

Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion

Zagreb Airport Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers are among seven international practices listed to compete for a 5,000 hectare expansion that hopes to “alleviate severe congestion” at the City airport. With each team led by Mexican firms, the shortlisted architects, which also include , Gensler, Pascall+Watson and Teodoro González de León with Taller de Arquitectura X, have been asked to envision a 70-gate, phased expansion capable of hosting 40-million passengers per year. A schematic masterplan has been provided by Arup. Completion of the first phases is tentatively planned for 2018. 

Las Margaritas Social Center / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje

Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales

Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + 
Location: Las Margaritas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Dellekamp Team: Architect: Derek Dellekamp. Team: Jachen Schleich, Jérémie Dagaud, Miguel Ortigão, Rita Sarzedas.
Toa Team: Emiliano García, Lara Becerra, Juan Rovalo, Brenda Solano, Simon Béquillard
Collaborating Team: Comunidad de las Margaritas, habitantes de la comunidad, Federico López Ortega, David de la Torre
Project Area: 258 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales, Lara Becerra

Constituyentes Illuminated Façade / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

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Architects: Taller David Dana Arquitectura
Location: Avenida Constituyentes, City, Federal District,
Area: 798 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alessandro Bo

CR House / DAS

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Architects: DAS
Location: San Ángel, Álvaro Obregón, 01000 , Federal District, Mexico
Design Team: Gerardo Asali, Pedro Sánchez, Andrea Cruz, Jesús Ávila, Daniel Mastretta.
Project Area: 770.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photography: Yoshihiro Koitani, Rafael Gamo

AVE House / Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos

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Architects: Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos
Location: Zapopan, JAL,
Area: 1098.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona, Mito Covarrubias

TED Talk: How Architectural Innovations Migrate Across Borders / Teddy Cruz

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In this talk, architect and urbanist Teddy Cruz urges us to rethink urban growth. Sharing lessons from the slums of , Cruz denounces the “stupid” and consumption-driven ways in which our cities have been expanding and declares that the future depends on the reorganization of social economic relations.

Brisas House / Garza Camisay arquitectos

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Architects: Garza Camisay arquitectos
Location: , Nuevo Leon,
Project Architects: Edna Garza, Darío Camisay
Project Area: 170.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photography: Adrian Llaguno

VIDEO: Fernando Romero, In Residence

In Residence: Fernando Romero on

NOWNESS has released the latest in their “In Residence” series, a collection of short videos that interview designers in their homes. This time, internationally renowned Mexican Architect Fernando Romero presents his Mexico City villa, designed by Francisco Artias in 1955, which he describes as “the ultimate modernity dream come true.”

Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura

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Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos,
Partner In Charge: Esteban Suarez
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Los Cabos International Convention Center / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

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Architects: FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location: , Baja California Sur, Mexico
FR-EE Team: Fernando Romero, Mauricio Ceballos, Raymundo Zamora, Joana Gomes, Ricardo García, Hugo Fernández, Orlando Gómez, Ana Paula Herrera, Guillermo Paredes, Pedro Lechuga, Raúl Soria, Gustavo Ribera, Libia Castilla, Federico Giner, Raúl Avila
Area: 5,400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of FR-EE

Municipal Boxing Gym / Urbánika

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Architects: Urbánika
Location: Chihuahua,
Architect In Charge: Federico Campos & Oscar Chávez
Area: 659 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Guadalupe Campos, Theo Leinad, Courtesy of Archivo

Plaza Mariana / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

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Architects: FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location: City, Federal District,
FR-EE Team: , Julio Gonzalez, Gabriela Bojalil, Paul Van der Voort, Guillermo Méndez, César López, Astrid Rovisco, Rodolfo Rueda, Guillermo Ramírez, Tiago Pinto de Carvalho, Juan Pedro López, Ana Medina, Estela Escudero, Paulina de Luna
Area: 68,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of FR-EE