Stairs as a Key Design Element in 15 Works of Mexican Architecture

Stairs as a Key Design Element in 15 Works of Mexican Architecture

Entrepinos / Taller Hector Barroso. Image © Rory GardinerFloating House / Talleresque. Image © Studio Chirika SMA-GSM Offices / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. Image © Rafael GamoCENTRO / TEN Arquitectos. Image © Luis Gordoa+ 16

Stairways are central to access and mobility within a space, and yet, they often take a backseat to other elements of design within a work of architecture. However, Mexican firm PRODUCTORA has put them at the forefront of many of their projects, notably the Teopanzolco Cultural Center.

This and many other examples from around the world demonstrate how stairs can be integrated into a project using a wide variety of materials and design techniques. A while back, our Brazilian team covered several projects that illustrate the role stairways play in design. In this article, we will highlight several stair-centric Mexican works, from public spaces to schools to houses, to once again demonstrate how stairways shape and influence spaces.

Planta y Oficinas Doxsteel Fasteners Manufacturing Mexico / Vieyra Arquitectos

Bautista House / PRODUCTORA. Image © Jaime Navarro
Bautista House / PRODUCTORA. Image © Jaime Navarro

Casa Lomas II / Paola Calzada Arquitectos

Lomas II House / Paola Calzada Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro
Lomas II House / Paola Calzada Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro

Bautista House / PRODUCTORA

 Bautista House / PRODUCTORA. Image © Onnis Luque
Bautista House / PRODUCTORA. Image © Onnis Luque

Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries / BNKR

Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries / BNKR Guarda esta imagen en tus favoritos. Image
Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries / BNKR Guarda esta imagen en tus favoritos. Image

Entrepinos / Taller Hector Barroso

Floating House / Talleresque

Floating House / Talleresque. Image © Studio Chirika
Floating House / Talleresque. Image © Studio Chirika

SMA-GSM Offices / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

 SMA-GSM Offices / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. Image © Rafael Gamo
SMA-GSM Offices / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. Image © Rafael Gamo

Teopanzolco Cultural Center / Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA

Teopanzolco Cultural Center / Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA. Image © Jaime Navarro
Teopanzolco Cultural Center / Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA. Image © Jaime Navarro

SONATA / Arkham Projects

SONATA / Arkham Projects. Image © Tamara Uribe
SONATA / Arkham Projects. Image © Tamara Uribe

CENTRO / TEN Arquitectos

CENTRO / TEN Arquitectos. Image © Luis Gordoa
CENTRO / TEN Arquitectos. Image © Luis Gordoa

Escuela de Iniciación Artística / ORIGEN 19º41'53'' N

Escuela de Iniciación Artística / ORIGEN 19º41'53'' N. Image © Luis Gordoa
Escuela de Iniciación Artística / ORIGEN 19º41'53'' N. Image © Luis Gordoa

Emiliano Zapata Building / HGR Arquitectos

Emiliano Zapata House / HGR Arquitectos. Image © Diana Arnau
Emiliano Zapata House / HGR Arquitectos. Image © Diana Arnau

Carpa Olivera / Colectivo Urbano

Carpa Olivera / Colectivo Urbano. Image © Onnis Luque
Carpa Olivera / Colectivo Urbano. Image © Onnis Luque

Pórtico Palmeto Building / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

Pórtico Palmeto Building / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual. Image © Leo Espinosa
Pórtico Palmeto Building / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual. Image © Leo Espinosa

Teotitlán del Valle Cultural Center / PRODUCTORA

Teotitlán del Valle Cultural Center / PRODUCTORA. Image © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
Teotitlán del Valle Cultural Center / PRODUCTORA. Image © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo

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Cite: Arellano, Mónica. "Stairs as a Key Design Element in 15 Works of Mexican Architecture " [15 obras en México en donde las escaleras son una pieza clave en el diseño arquitectónico] 27 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Johnson, Maggie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/947990/stairs-as-a-key-design-element-in-15-works-of-mexican-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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