Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive

Gilardi House. Image © Flickr user, Elena_mch

Mexico, Switzerland and their constituent art collectors are in a tug-of-war over the coveted professional archive of late, famed hero Luis Barragán – considered one of ’s greatest architects. After his death, the heads of the Swiss furniture company, Vitra, bought a collection of Barragán’s personal designs and images, leaving those in Mexico puzzled as to why the archive ever left the country from which his work is rooted. “It would be as if the ‘rights’ for Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn were held and managed from another country, ruling over their work and limiting access to the American public.” Read the full article here, “Tug of War Stretches Architect’s Legacy“.

Salas Regionales del Golfo / Mauricio García Cué

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Architects: Mauricio García Cué
Location: , Veracruz,
Architect In Charge: Mauricio García Cué, Christian Luce Dickinson, Carlos Albarrán Ríos
Area: 7,100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

Seventh House / Hernández Silva Arquitectos

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Architects: Hernández Silva Arquitectos
Location: , JAL,
Architect In Charge: Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
Design Team: Alejandro Aponte Gómez, Andrea Assad Álvarez
Area: 953 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Hernández Silva Arquitectos, Carlos Díaz Corona

Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza

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Architect: Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Location: City, Federal District,
Design Team: Abraham Ornelas, Layla González
Project Area: 450 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Hernández de la Garza

ITI 68 / C Arquitectos

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Architects: C Arquitectos
Location: City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge: René Caro
Collaborators: Jesús López, Alberto Mendoza, José Luis Rojo
Project Area: 1,185 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photography: Onnis Luque

Vespertinas Nuevo Continente School / Miguel Montor

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Architect: Miguel Montor
Location: Prolongación Zaragoza 61, Colonia la Capilla, 76176 , Querétaro,
Collaborator: Lorenzo Farfán
Structures: Sergio Ruiz De Velasco
Construction: Juvencio Álvarez
Project Area: 2400.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Alberto Moreno Guzmán

Social Green House / Darkitectura

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Architects: Darkitectura
Location: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro,
Design Team: Julio Juárez, Hugo Maldonado, Luis Arteaga
Area: 85 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julio Juárez

Cuna de Tierra Winery / CCA

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Architects: CCA
Location: , Guanajuato,
Collaborators: Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños, Camilo Moreno, Aida Hurtado, Felipe Arguelles, Ricardo Vega
Area: 1,800 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Estudio Urquiza

Teca Apartments / Lucio Muniain et al

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Architects: Lucio Muniain et al
Location: Naucalpan, State of ,
Area: 9,018 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Arq. Onnis Luque

‘Nuevo Continente’ High School / Miguel Montor

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Architects: Miguel Montor
Location: Celaya,
Area: 664 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Onnis Luque

Casa Valle Encantado / H+LA

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Architects: H+LA
Location: , Nuevo Leon,
Building: FM Arquitectura
Area: 481 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jorge Taboada

Restaurant Koi Sushi / Grupo Spazio

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Architects: Grupo Spazio
Location: Galerías, , Mexico
Architect In Charge: Carlos Fernandez Musacchio, Ricardo Chacon Ibarra, Erick Arellano Gutierrez
Partnership: René Arellano Marchand, Brenda Martin del Campo Mora, Alice García Malo, Paulina Gutiérrez Hoyos, David de los Ríos Juárez, Ernesto López Romo, Natalia Gutiérrez Romo, Lorena López Martínez, Raphael Montoya
Area: 528 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Oscar Hernandez

CAP House / Estudio MMX

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Architects: Estudio MMX
Location: , Federal District, Mexico
Project Architects: Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, Diego Ricalde
Design Team: Javier Moctezuma, Erendira Tranquilino
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani

Metalsa / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Location: IT Cluster, Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Area: 55000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Nectar Restaurant / R79

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Architects: R79
Location: Merida,
Architect In Charge: Roberto Ramirez Pizarro
Design Team: Daniela Álvarez, Cristina Madera, Gerardo Trejo, Eduardo Vadillo
Area: 208 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Cervera

AR House / Lucio Muniain et al

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Architects: Lucio Muniain et al
Location: Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of ,
Area: 875 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Arq. Onnis Luque

Endomédica Corporate Offices / PRAXIS Arquitectura

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Architects: PRAXIS Arquitectura
Location: , Mexico
Project Management: Vicente Alonso Ibarra
Associate Architect: Luis Coll Menéndez
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Fernando Cordero González

Dunas 22 / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

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Architects: Alberto Zavala Arquitectos
Location: Yucatan,
Architect In Charge: Alberto Zavala
Project Team: Alfonso Canche, Hiram Bolio, Edair Puerto, Karim Gonzalez
Area: 416.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Alberto Zavala Arquitectos