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Winners Announced for a School Made from Recycled Plastic in Mexico

06:00 - 14 September, 2019
Winners Announced for a School Made from Recycled Plastic in Mexico, 1st PLACE. Image © Daniel Garcia, William Smith
1st PLACE. Image © Daniel Garcia, William Smith

Archstorming, an architectural platform that organizes international competitions, has released the results for the Tulum Plastic School contest. In fact, participants were challenged to design a school made of recycled plastic, tackling the current issue of pollution in Mexico.

Pink Seesaws Installed along US-Mexico Border

06:30 - 31 July, 2019
Pink Seesaws Installed along US-Mexico Border, © Ronald Rael / Instagram
© Ronald Rael / Instagram

Two design professors have designed and built a set of fluorescent pink seesaws along the US-Mexico border, seeking to evoke a concept of unity and play between the two sides. As reported by The Guardian, the set was installed along the steel border fence on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Tatiana Bilbao Speaks About Building and Living Responsibly

04:00 - 22 June, 2019
Tatiana Bilbao Speaks About Building and Living Responsibly, © Louisiana Channel
© Louisiana Channel

Award-winning architect Tatiana Bilbao spoke in an interview released by Louisiana Channel about her frustrations with today’s concept of sustainability in architecture. Living in Mexico, which Bilbao describes as a “country with no resources,” she states that people are accustomed to not wasting resources and that “sustainability” is a natural part of daily life. “I hate the word ‘sustainability’ because I think it has become a word that can qualify a type of architecture, and for me it should be embedded.”

FGP Atelier + Taller ADG Design "Devil Tail" Baseball Stadium in Mexico City

13:00 - 20 June, 2019
FGP Atelier + Taller ADG Design "Devil Tail" Baseball Stadium in Mexico City, Estadio Diablos. Image © Rafael Gamo
Estadio Diablos. Image © Rafael Gamo

Chicago-based FGP Atelier and Taller ADG have completed the new Diablos Rojos Baseball Stadium in Mexico City. The monumental project was made to be the country's premier baseball stadium. Working with team owner Alfredo Harp Helú, the project's roof takes the form of a devil’s tail to reference the home team’s devilish name.

SO-IL Develop Prototype Social Housing for León, Mexico

09:00 - 10 June, 2019
SO-IL Develop Prototype Social Housing for León, Mexico, © SO-IL
© SO-IL

SO-IL has released details of their Las Americas social housing project in León, one of Mexico’s fastest-growing cities. Seeking to establish a solution to the nation’s housing crisis, SO-IL collaborated with the Instituto Municipal de Vivienda de León (IMUVI) in the development of the prototype development.

The Ultimate List of Sites Declared World Heritage in Mexico

10:00 - 8 June, 2019
The Ultimate List of Sites Declared World Heritage in Mexico, Vista del Conjunto de Teotihuacán desde la Pirámide de la Luna. Jackhynes [Public domain]. Image via Wikimedia Commons
Vista del Conjunto de Teotihuacán desde la Pirámide de la Luna. Jackhynes [Public domain]. Image via Wikimedia Commons

According to a statement published on the UNESCO page, the UNESCO World Heritage List is a legacy of monuments and sites of great natural and cultural wealth that belongs to all of humanity. The Sites inscribed on the World Heritage List fulfill a function of milestones on the planet, of symbols of the awareness of States and peoples about the meaning of those places and emblems of their attachment to collective property, as well as of the transmission of that heritage to future generations.

These Are The 20 Most Livable Cities in Latin America in 2019

04:00 - 31 May, 2019
These Are The 20 Most Livable Cities in Latin America in 2019, © byvalet / Shutterstock. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay
© byvalet / Shutterstock. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay

Vienna, Austria has been ranked as the city with the best quality of life in the world for ten consecutive years. The ranking made by multinational consultancy Mercer is dominated by Western European cities in the highest positions, while Vancouver, Canada reached third place, becoming the highest-ranking city in North America for the last 10 years.

Tulum Arts Festival Takes on Ecoculture in Mexico

05:00 - 20 March, 2019
Tulum Arts Festival Takes on Ecoculture in Mexico, Art With Me, Tulum Ecoculture Festival. Image © Peter Ruprecht
Art With Me, Tulum Ecoculture Festival. Image © Peter Ruprecht

Arts & ecoculture festival Art WIth Me has announced the 2019 program in Tulum, Mexico. The community driven event combines art, music, cultural experiences and workshops while building awareness around environmental issues. The festival features over 100 art exhibits, large scale installations, and interactive art experiences. The program is focused around the core mission of bringing ecological awareness, sustainability, and waste management to Tulum and beyond.

“Architecture Should be About What It Can Do, Not What it Can Look Like”: In Conversation with Michel Rojkind

07:00 - 6 February, 2019
“Architecture Should be About What It Can Do, Not What it Can Look Like”: In Conversation with Michel Rojkind, Nestle Application Group / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Paul Rivera
Nestle Application Group / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Paul Rivera

Born in 1969 in Mexico City, Michel Rojkind was educated in the 1990s at the Universidad Iberoamericana, while also performing as a drummer in Aleks Syntek’s popular rock band la Gente Normal. He opened his practice Rojkind Arquitectos in 2002. Among his most representative built works are Foro Boca for the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra in Veracruz, a newly expanded film complex Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City, a pair of factory additions for the Nestlé Company in Queretaro, and the Nestlé Chocolate Museum in Toluca, all in Mexico. We spoke about how his architecture engages with people, why architects should assume roles that extend beyond architecture, and the importance of generosity and not worrying about designing everything 100%.

All Eight Border Wall Prototypes Fail Breach Tests

13:00 - 14 January, 2019
All Eight Border Wall Prototypes Fail Breach Tests, Border Wall Prototype. Image via NBCNews
Border Wall Prototype. Image via NBCNews

The viability of the Trump administration's border wall has come under fire as all eight prototype structures have failed at least one breach test. The eight border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa, California were assembled in early 2017 after an executive order directed the Department of Homeland Security to build the border wall. The news comes as the administration prepares to potentially declare a national emergency to jumpstart construction of the wall along the U.S.’s southern border.

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