Bioinnova / Tatiana Bilbao

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Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: Culiacán Rosales, Sinaloa,
Area: 6260.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Redefining Context with Tatiana Bilbao

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The simple concrete-hewn structures designed by acknowledge their context in a way that most buildings don’t. In a recent interview with uncube Magazine, Bilbao explains how her outlook on design shifted after she realized that “the quality of architecture relies heavily on the people who build it and what techniques and materials they are used to.” And it seems this novel approach hasn’t gone unnoticed – she recently showed her work at ’s Architekturgalerie and is on a star-studded shortlist to design the Menil Drawing Institute. Read the full interview here.

Ajijic / Tatiana Bilbao


Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: Lago de Chapala, Jalisco, México
Architect In Charge: , David Vaner, Catia Bilbao
Design Team: Tatiana Bilbao, Thorsten Englert, Damián Figueras, Adriana de Carvalho, Alex Cabrales, Marco Robles, Edgar Gonzalez
Structural Engineering: MONCAD, Ing. Jorge Cadena
Area: 3,870 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Funeraria Tangassi / Tatiana Bilbao


Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Arquitectos A Cargo: , David Vaner, Catia Bilbao
Design Team: Tatiana Bilbao, Guido Ebbert, Israel Alvarez, Michel Trejo, Thorsten Englert
Area: 2,160 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Finalists announced for the Menil Collection Expansion

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Prior to becoming a Pritzker laureate, Italian architect Renzo Piano was commissioned to design the Menil Collection in a quiet inner-city neighborhood of , . Since celebrating its opening in 1987, the museum has expanded, adding Renzo’s second commission, the Cy Twombly Gallery (1995), along with the permanent, site-specific installation at Richmond Hall by minimalist sculptor Dan Flavin and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel (1997-2012) by owner Dominique de Menil. Surrounded by ample amounts of open space, the long-term master plan of the museum’s campus has been under the review of architect David Chipperfield.

Now, after an extensive international search to select the architect for the campuses new major addition that will house the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI), the architecture selection committee has announced the four architects under consideration. Once completed, MDI will be the first freestanding facility in America dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing, and one of the most advanced in the world.

Continue after the break to find out the finalists.

Ruta del Peregrino Phase II Completed

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Looking back at the Easter Pilgrimage 2011 at Ruta del Peregrino, the most important event of the year, we are pleased to announce the final step of the second construction phase (you can check the complete project over here).

This year, for the first time, the pilgrims were able to use the finished viewpoint by HHF Architects, offering a new way to experience the site.

The sanctuary by Tatiana Bilbao and the viewpoint by Christ&Gantenbein are under construction; their presence will mark the completion of the entire Ruta within a few months.

All images by Iwan Baan and you can check his website for the full coverage.

Observatory House


Architectural photographer Iwan Baan recently shot the Observatory House, designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco and built by architect Tatiana Bilbao in Roca Blanca, .

The house is inspired on the Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory, built in Delhi in 1724.

Stefano Boeri from Abitare interviewed Gabriel Orozco about this project, where you can read more about his vision.

More photos of the house with one of the best pools I have ever seen, after the break.

ORDOS 100 #43: Tatiana Bilbao


This villa is located in plot #52 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Expo Zaragoza Pavilion / Tatiana Bilbao

Architect: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: Zaragoza,
Design Team: con Mariana Tello, Francisco Solórzano & Thorsten Englert
Structural Engineering: Juan F. de la Torre Calvo
Contractor: OHL
Interior Design: Esrawe Studio / Héctor Esrawe con Ricardo Casas , Alain Herrera, Marcela Compean, Ian Castillo, Diego Hernández
Installations: AT Asesores / Carlos Martínez
Artistic Intervention: Marco Roundtree, Jerónimo Hagerman
Photographs:Tatiana Bilbao

Esplanada Studio / Tatiana Bilbao & at103

Architect: Tatiana Bilbao & at103
Location: Lomas de Chapultepec, D.F.,
Design Team: Tatiana Bilbao S.C. with Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua, Israel Alvarez, Aida Hurtado, Arturo Peniche, Jorge Vazquez, Carlos Leguizamo y Octavio Vazquez
Structural Engineering: IESSA, Ing. Francisco Javier Ribe
Contractor: MZM, Ing. Miguel Cornejo
Construction Management: Elizabeth Huerta
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007-2008
Budget: US $2.75 M
Constructed Area: 2,430 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan