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Moveable Walls : Transparency and Accessibility in 6 Works of Architecture

12:00 - 23 December, 2018
Moveable Walls  : Transparency and Accessibility in 6 Works of Architecture , © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Guy Wenborne © Rory Gardiner © Nigel Young © Andrés García Lachner + 28

When the time comes to separate or close off spaces, it's important to keep in mind solutions that will adapt and cater to your project. In this step, it's important to define, not only the materials needed to complete the project, but how the final product will interact with the people who will use it.  Some of the most highly recommended solutions are foldable, collapsable, stackable, or hanging mechanisms that allow interiors and exteriors to be integrated without completely losing their individual functions. 

If you're looking for help or inspiration for this process, take a look at 6 projects that effectively utilize these versatile building systems. 

Zicatela / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach

12:00 - 6 December, 2018
Zicatela / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach, Cortesía de Alberto Kalach
Cortesía de Alberto Kalach

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Markets: Examples in Plan and Section

04:00 - 6 December, 2018
Markets: Examples in Plan and Section, © Fabián Dejtiar
© Fabián Dejtiar

Throughout history, markets have provided an important function in the exchange of foods, books, spices, everyday items, and even ideas. From Mexican Tianguis to North African Souks, they played an essential element in the configuration of urban spaces.


Different architects have approached this challenge, where spatial distribution plays a fundamental role in creating adequate logistics and circulation.

We've selected 20 markets and their plan and section to inspire your next project. 

Casa Santísimo / JJRR/Arquitectura + AREA

12:00 - 28 November, 2018
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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  • Arquitect design

    José Juan Rivera Río, Héctor Módica, Fernanda Soriano, Rogelio Ledesma, Carlos Ledesma.
  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Area

    12916.6 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

National Auditorium Bar / ESRAWE

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

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  • 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

Liverpool Paseo Queretaro Facade / Miguel de la Torre

09:00 - 27 October, 2018
Liverpool Paseo Queretaro Facade / Miguel de la Torre, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Anillo Vial Fray Junípero Serra 7901, La Purisima, 76146 Santiago de Queretaro, Qro., Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Miguel de la Torre, Rodrigo Márquez
  • Area

    8900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Jaime Navarro

Teopanzolco Cultural Center by Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA Wins the Oscar Niemeyer Award

11:30 - 24 October, 2018
Teopanzolco Cultural Center by Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA Wins the Oscar Niemeyer Award, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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The Oscar Niemeyer Award for Latin American Architecture is a renowned initiative by the Latin American Architecture Biennial Network (REDBAAL). This award recognizes the best architectural production, unquestionable empowerment, and presence of Latin American architecture in the international context.

Alcázar de Toledo / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

12:00 - 19 October, 2018
Alcázar de Toledo / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Palacio Versalles 237, Lomas de Reforma, 11930 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architectural project

    Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • President

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Director

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Director

    Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Design manager

    Alejandro Espejel
  • Design Team

    Miguel Baranda Estrada, Iovany Fuentes Guerrero, David Pazos Tesorero
  • Area

    5471.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Why is CDMX the 2018 World Design Capital?

08:00 - 7 October, 2018
Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez

Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez + 22

At first sight, when approaching CDMX from the sky, is overwhelming. A sea of buildings indicates an arrival to the fifth most populated capital in the world. The size of the city, makes it difficult to recognize its limits, so it is inevitable to use urban and suburban landmarks such as the Zócalo square (downtown), Tamayo Museum in Chapultepec Park (West), University City, the Frida Kahlo Museum (Coyoacán), and Ciudad Satélite (north exit), to orient yourself.

Located in a strategic geographical position within the traditional routes of design, the city benefits from the connections and close interactions with North America and Europe. Fortunately, these external tendencies are refined within the "local" filter; the vast history and tradition of indigenous Mexican cultures permeate foreign influences making them unique creations, with a marked interest in native materials and working techniques.

16 Mexican Projects That Use Wood in Wondrous Ways

06:00 - 28 September, 2018
16 Mexican Projects That Use Wood in Wondrous Ways, Galería IK LAB / Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel. Image Cortesía de IK LAB
Galería IK LAB / Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel. Image Cortesía de IK LAB

BRUMA Winery / TAC Taller de Arquitectura Contextual. Image © Miguel Ángel Mayoral Rodríguez Casa Media Perra / Santos Bolívar. Image © Humberto Romero Treehouse Suite / Deture Culsign, Architecture+Interiors. Image © The Cubic Studio Departamentos Artia / AS Arquitectura + CO-LAB Design Office. Image © Onnis Luque + 19

Wood has been an indispensable material in the history of civilization. Different regions from around the world have used it for specific climatic conditions. Mexico, as we have mentioned on several occasions, is an extensive country where different climates, resources and ways of life fit. Therefore the application of wood in architecture has been developed in a number of ways, from its structural use to produce roofs for Mayan huts to projects that seek to revive vernacular architecture.

While the handling of this material is difficult due to its specific detail management, it presents a multitude of benefits from its aesthetic appeal, air circulation, and even smell. Take a look at 16 Mexican projects that use wood in wondrous ways. 

Bars and Restaurants: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

06:00 - 24 September, 2018
Bars and Restaurants: 50 Examples in Plan and Section, Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar
Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar

The spatial distribution of a restaurant or bar is essential to its success. Faced with this design challenge, several architects have experimented and proposed configurations that both enhance the use of space in different culinary experiences.

With this being said, take a look at 50 gastronomic establishments in plan and section to inspire your next design.

15 Projects in Mexico that Merge the Interior with the Exterior

08:00 - 14 September, 2018
15 Projects in Mexico that Merge the Interior with the Exterior, Casa CSF / López Duplan Arquitectos. Image © Héctor Armando Herrera
Casa CSF / López Duplan Arquitectos. Image © Héctor Armando Herrera

Casa CSF / López Duplan Arquitectos. Image © Héctor Armando Herrera Casa Estudio Hill / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica. Image © Onnis Luque L House / Dellekamp Arquitectos. Image © Sandra Pereznieto Casa Bruma / Fernanda Canales. Image © Rafael Gamo + 20

One of the most important factors to consider when designing is the climate of the site. This can create difficulties when it comes to extreme climates and it is necessary to use insulation materials that adapt to changing conditions. However, when discussing Mexico and its specific climate, this can be an opportunity for architects to create microclimates and spaces that blur the transition of interiors and exteriors.

Patios have become a traditional element of design. They create interesting psychological effects that fuse the conception of the interior and exterior, the common and private. It is a way to bring sunlight and rain into the house, to open up paths and coexistences that do not occur in interiors. Below, a selection of projects in Mexico that use the patio as the main design resource.

SCHULTZ Building / CPDA Arquitectos

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

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  • 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

Los Héroes Park / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto

15:00 - 6 September, 2018
Los Héroes Park / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

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  • Architect

  • Location

    Adolfo Villa González 253, Delegación Santa María Totoltepec, 50200 Toluca de Lerdo, Méx., Mexico
  • Design Team

    Francisco Pardo, Daniel Vázquez, Ivan Saucedo, Julián Ramírez, Karen Burkart, Sofía Alami, Wilfrido Estrada
  • Area

    12200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

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

Colinas del Sol Park / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto

15:00 - 30 August, 2018
Colinas del Sol Park / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Héroes Park, Calle Fray Servando, Fraccionamiento Los Héroes, Héroes 3ra Secc, 50245 Toluca de Lerdo, Mex., Mexico
  • Design Team

    Francisco Pardo, Daniel Vázquez, Ivan Saucedo, Julián Ramírez, Karen Burkart, Sofía Alami, Wilfrido Estrada
  • Clients

    INFONAVIT (Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores), CIDS (Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo Sostenible)
  • Construction

    OMESA, Jesús Ortiz Calderón, Javier Robles Santisteban, Francisco Javier Lara Vélez
  • Area

    18200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

22 of the World’s Greatest Architecture Projects Selected by Time Magazine

06:00 - 30 August, 2018
22 of the World’s Greatest Architecture Projects Selected by Time Magazine, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Iwan Baan
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Iwan Baan

Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Greatest Places 2018 celebrates 100 destinations to visit, stay, eat, and drink from around the world. Chosen by Time’s global team of editors and correspondents, the contenders have been evaluated on quality, originality, innovation, sustainability, and influence.

The list features many architectural delights young and old, designed by famous architects past and present. Ranging from a treehouse in Sweden to a soaring art museum in South Africa, the projects are united by their architectural excellence, worthy of exploration by both architects and the general public.

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.