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A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture

06:00 - 22 August, 2018
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.

21 Examples of Brise Soleils in Mexico and Its Diverse Applications

08:00 - 2 July, 2018
21 Examples of Brise Soleils in Mexico and Its Diverse Applications

Estudio Iturbide / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo. Image Cortesía de Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo Vivienda en Puebla / Comunal Taller de Arquitectura. Image © Onnis Luque Juzgados Oral-Penal en Pátzcuaro / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo. Image © Rafael Gamo La Tallera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo + 22

The brise soleil is an architectural element that has been used since ancient times to create subtle barriers between the interior and the exterior. Its use and design have been diversified over the years through the research and technology with which these elements are applied, creating the ability to build a small window to a complete facade and pavilion that seem to float.

We know that Mexico is a country with one of the most diverse climates, thus the use of a brise soleil is positioned stronger within the guild. Also, rural areas have long adapted the feature in Mexico, demonstrating its beauty and usefulness. Read on for our collection of 21 brise soleil features in Mexican projects to inspire you with its diverse applications.

Top Young North American Firms Win The Architectural League's 2018 Emerging Voices Awards

12:40 - 1 February, 2018
Top Young North American Firms Win The Architectural League's 2018 Emerging Voices Awards, Bruma House; Estado de México, Mexico, 2017 / Fernanda Canales + Claudia Rodríguez. Photography: Rafael Gamo. Image © Fernanda Canales
Bruma House; Estado de México, Mexico, 2017 / Fernanda Canales + Claudia Rodríguez. Photography: Rafael Gamo. Image © Fernanda Canales

The Architectural League of New York has announced the recipients of its 2018 Emerging Voices awards, spotlighting individuals and firms “with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.”

Rinconada Margaritas / Luis Aldrete

09:00 - 23 June, 2017
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
  • Area

    10126.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

EPR House / Luis Aldrete

01:00 - 6 September, 2013
EPR House / Luis Aldrete, © Paco Pérez Arriaga
© Paco Pérez Arriaga

© Paco Pérez Arriaga © Paco Pérez Arriaga © Paco Pérez Arriaga © Paco Pérez Arriaga + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Luis Aldrete, Cynthia Mojica
  • Project Area

    460.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

SC PTV House / Luis Aldrete

00:00 - 13 June, 2012
SC PTV House / Luis Aldrete, © Paco Pérez Arriaga
© Paco Pérez Arriaga

© Paco Pérez Arriaga © Paco Pérez Arriaga © Paco Pérez Arriaga © Paco Pérez Arriaga + 12

  • Architects

    Luis Aldrete Architects
  • Location

    Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
  • Area

    714.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Pilgrim Route Refuge / Luis Aldrete

00:00 - 15 November, 2011
Pilgrim Route Refuge / Luis Aldrete, © Francisco Perez
© Francisco Perez

© Francisco Perez © Francisco Perez © Francisco Perez © Francisco Perez + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Team

    Magui Peredo, Cynthia Mojica
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Ruta del Peregrino Phase II Completed

07:30 - 6 May, 2011
Sneak Peek © Iwan Baan
Sneak Peek © Iwan Baan

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.