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A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture

A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture
A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© BGP © Javier Callejas © Paco Pérez Arriaga © Leo Espinosa + 20

Color, inherited from indigenous cultures of Mexico, is a defining characteristic of Mexican architecture. Vibrant colors have been used by architects and artists such as Luis Barragán, Ricardo Legorreta, Mathias Goeritz, Juan O'Gorman, and Mario Pani.

Color in Mexican architecture has reinforced the identity of different regions and areas within the country. For example, it is almost impossible to think of San Miguel de Allende or Guanajuato without the facade colors that weave the landscape.

Could you imagine Luis Barragán's Casa Gilardi shaped in grayish tones? The choice of color in architecture requires a great sensitivity and knowledge of the light and vibrations it emits when encountering different tonalities. Also, the psychological effects that occur in spaces with vibrant colors.

We, like you, are fans of color in architecture. Below, a selection of works that reflect the heritage of modern Mexican architecture. 

MTY House / BGP Arquitectura

© BGP
© BGP

Refugio para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia / Arq. Omar González Pérez y Arq. Hugo González Pérez

Refugio para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia / Arq. Omar González Pérez y Arq. Hugo González Pérez. Image
Refugio para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia / Arq. Omar González Pérez y Arq. Hugo González Pérez. Image

Guadalquivir House / dérive LAB

© Tres a Uno Estudio
© Tres a Uno Estudio

La Tallera / Frida Escobedo

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

EPR House / Luis Aldrete

© Paco Pérez Arriaga
© Paco Pérez Arriaga

MCI DF / P+0 Architecture

© FCH Fotografía
© FCH Fotografía

Teletón Infant Oncology Clinic / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

Tosepankali Hostel / Proyecto Cafeína

© Patrick López
© Patrick López

Domus Aurea / Alberto Campo Baeza + GLR Arquitectos

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

El Palmar / David Cervera

© David Cervera
© David Cervera

Pórtico Palmeto Building / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

© Leo Espinosa
© Leo Espinosa

Taleny School / Aro Estudio

© Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

NOON afterschool / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

© Leo Espinosa
© Leo Espinosa

Casa Tres Patios / Boyancé Arquitectos

© David Cervera
© David Cervera

Casa Roja / Hernández Silva Arquitectos

© Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

House TEC 205 / Moneo Brock Studio

© Documentación Arquitectónica
© Documentación Arquitectónica

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Cite: Arellano, Mónica. "A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture" [Un tributo al color de la arquitectura mexicana contemporánea] 22 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. (Trans. Montano, Zoë) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/900574/a-tribute-to-the-color-of-contemporary-mexican-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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