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Guateque Office / Estudio Atemporal

14:00 - 15 November, 2018
Guateque Office / Estudio Atemporal, © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio
© Luis Gallardo LGM Studio

© Luis Gallardo LGM Studio © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Xochimilco 135, Anáhuac I Secc, 11320 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Luciana de la garza, Paul Curuchet
  • Construction

    Estudio Atemporal
  • Area

    722.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

El Expendio de Maíz / Ludwig Godefroy Architecture

14:00 - 12 November, 2018
El Expendio de Maíz / Ludwig Godefroy Architecture, © Ramiro Chaves
© Ramiro Chaves

© Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves + 26

AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela

22:00 - 8 November, 2018
AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela, via www.rkett.com
via www.rkett.com

via wikiarquitectura © Flickr user Emmanual Hernandez via wikiarquitectura via www.rkett.com + 25

This article was originally published on April 14, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

With the design for Los Manantiales, Felix Candela’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 virtuoso.

Frida Escobedo, Designer of the Serpentine Pavilion, Among 2019 RIBA International Fellows

05:00 - 7 November, 2018
Frida Escobedo, Designer of the Serpentine Pavilion, Among 2019 RIBA International Fellows

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) unveiled the seven laureates of the 2019 International Fellowships, a "lifetime honor allows recipients to use the initials Int FRIBA after their name," recognizes the contributions that architects across the world outside of the UK have made in the field of architecture. Previously awarded to architects such as Jeanne Gang and Phillip Cox, the annual Fellowship emphasizes not only the impact of architects' work in their respective homelands but also their global influence.

A juror's committee, consisting of Ben Derbyshire, RIBA President; Lady Patty Hopkins, a 1994 RIBA Gold Medalist; Bob Shiel, a professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture; Wasfi Kani, a 2018 Honorary Fellow; and Pat Woodward RIBA, of Matthew Lloyd Architects, awarded the 2019 Fellows. The fellowships will be presented in London in February 2019.

Courtesy of RIBA Comms Courtesy of RIBA Comms Courtesy of RIBA Comms Courtesy of RIBA Comms Courtesy of RIBA Comms Courtesy of RIBA Comms Courtesy of RIBA Comms + 8

Local / MRD Arquitectos

19:00 - 3 November, 2018
Local / MRD Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Manuel Tolsá, Calle de Tacuba 8, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Area

    105.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photography

    Onnis Luque

National Auditorium Bar / ESRAWE

10:00 - 2 November, 2018
National Auditorium Bar / ESRAWE, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architect in charge

    Rodrigo López
  • Concept

    Héctor Esrawe
  • Coordination

    Antonio Chávez
  • Ceramics

    Cerámica Suro
  • Lighting

    Luca Salas
  • Area

    1937.5 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Torre Reforma Wins the 2018 International Highrise Award

13:00 - 1 November, 2018
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand

The office building Torre Reforma in Mexico City has won the prize for the world’s most innovative high rise awarded by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM). One of the world’s most important architectural prizes for tall buildings, the International Highrise Award is presented every two years to the project that best exemplifies the criteria of future-oriented design, functionality, innovative building technology, integration into urban development schemes, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.

Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand + 5

QÚBICA LOMAS / Colonnier y Asociados

15:00 - 29 October, 2018
© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

© Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Volcán 150, Lomas, Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc, 11000 Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, Mexico
  • Author Architects

    Jean Michel Colonnier
  • Design Team

    Josué Mejía, Teresa Pizano, Aurelio Olascoaga, Luis Mateo, Orlando Navarrete, Julio González, Ana Alcántara, Fernanda Marín
  • Landscape Architecture

    DLC Arquitectos
  • Area

    29865.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

LC 710 / Taller Héctor Barroso

08:00 - 23 October, 2018
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Manuel López Cotilla 710, Col del Valle Centro, 03100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Author

    Héctor Barroso
  • Design Team

    Vianney Watine, Diego Rentería, Silene Rivera
  • Area

    960.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Penthouse in Magdalena / Taller David Dana

16:00 - 5 October, 2018
Penthouse in Magdalena / Taller David Dana, © César Béjar
© César Béjar

© César Béjar © César Béjar © César Béjar © César Béjar + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Magdalena Avenue # 132, Colonia del Valle Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Authors

    David Dana, David Gutiérrez, Jacobo Miller
  • Area

    1506.95 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Casa Coroco 5 / Taller de Arquitectura Miguel Montor

15:00 - 20 September, 2018
Casa Coroco 5 / Taller de Arquitectura Miguel Montor, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Miguel Montor, Francisco I. Bustillos
  • Design Team

    Carlos Cardona, Diana Amador, Paulina González, Felicia Ureña, Merlina Stephens, Alberto Molina, Jessica Young
  • Construction

    Lorenzo Farfán
  • Area

    145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

SCHULTZ Building / CPDA Arquitectos

11:00 - 11 September, 2018
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Miguel E. Schultz 139, San Rafael, 06470 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Construction

    Mocaa Arquitectos
  • Structural engineering

    Humberto Girón
  • Illumination design

    Luz y Forma
  • Area

    2800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

María Ribera Dwellings / JSa

11:00 - 10 September, 2018
María Ribera Dwellings / JSa , © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo + 16

  • Architects

    JSa
  • Location

    Nogal 187, Sta María la Ribera, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Author Architects

    Javier Sánchez, Benedikt Fahlbusch
  • Design Team

    Milton Durán, José Barreto, Tadeo Ángeles, Francisco Martínez
  • Area

    31000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Kumoto / Esrawe Studio + Rojkind Arquitectos

15:00 - 4 September, 2018
Kumoto / Esrawe Studio + Rojkind Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monte Everest 635, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc, 11000, CDMX, Mexico
  • Design

    Esrawe Studio + Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Concept

    Héctor Esrawe, Michel Rojkind
  • Coordination

    Javier García-Rivera, Jorge Mdahuar
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Asintelix Office / Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin

13:00 - 17 August, 2018
Asintelix Office / Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architect in charge

    Cristina Grappin
  • Other Participants

    Ezequiel Farca, Cristina Grappin, Manuel Medina
  • Area

    6447.58 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Failed Mexican Earthquake Memorial That Shows Protest Can Still Shape the Urban Environment

09:30 - 25 July, 2018
The proposed memorial to earthquake victims in Mexico City met with fierce resistance from residents who felt authorities had not done enough for the people left homeless by the tragedy. Image via Common Edge
The proposed memorial to earthquake victims in Mexico City met with fierce resistance from residents who felt authorities had not done enough for the people left homeless by the tragedy. Image via Common Edge

This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Letter From Mexico City: An Insidious Memorial to a Still-Unfolding Tragedy."

You wouldn’t think it looking at Mexico City today—a densely populated metropolis, where empty space is hard to come by—but decades earlier, following a devastating earthquake on September 19, 1985, more than 400 buildings collapsed, leaving a collection of open wounds spread over the cityscape.

Exactly thirty-two years later, the anniversary of that disaster was ominously commemorated with an emergency evacuation drill. Then, in one of those odd occurrences in which reality proves to be stranger than fiction, a sudden jolt scarcely two hours after the drill led to what would be yet another of the deadliest earthquakes in the city’s history. Buildings once again collapsed, leaving a rising-by-the-hour death toll that eventually reached 361, as well as swarms of bewildered citizens wandering the streets, frantically attempting to reach their loved ones through the weakened cell phone reception. “We’d just evacuated for the drill,” people said, like a collective mantra. “How could this happen again?”

The Design of ARTZ Pedregal, a New Urban Center in Mexico City Designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

14:21 - 12 July, 2018
The Design of ARTZ Pedregal, a New Urban Center in Mexico City Designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D

Note: This project was originally published in Spanish on ArchDaily on April 27, 2016. Due to the news of the project's partial collapse, we have translated the original post to provide more information in English.

Currently underway in Mexico City, the project by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos inserts a new urban-scale project designed under environmental and social concepts to expand public spaces and the collective interaction in the south of the city. The volumetry of this mixed-use project that incorporates commercial developments, corporate towers and a large urban park.

"ARTZ is more than just a project, it is a space that improves the city and therefore the quality of life of its users," comments Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas, president of SMA.

More information about the project is available below. 

Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D + 28

Plaza Artz Pedregal Building by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Collapses in Mexico City

13:40 - 12 July, 2018

Videos circulating around social media show at least a partial collapse of Plaza Artz Pedegral, a project built in 2012 by the Mexican architecture office Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. At the time of reporting the cause of the collapse has not yet been confirmed.

According to the online version of the Milenio newspaper, The Secretary of Civil Protection (secretario de Protección Civil) in Mexico City stated that, at the moment, there are no reports of people injured or trapped.

Video from 2016 shows part of the site collapsing around the roads adjoining the site.