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House AT / HRBT

15:00 - 10 May, 2018
House AT / HRBT, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oaxtepec, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Laurent Herbiet
  • Area

    320.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

12:00 - 6 May, 2018
Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks, © Patrick Lopez
© Patrick Lopez

© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © César Béjar © Ricardo Rodríguez Cortesía de Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma + 12

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of expression that architects in the country have achieved through creative arrangements of the brick modules. read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Carlos Berdejo MandujanoOnnis Luque, and Patrick Lopez.

TLALPAN 590 Building / TALLER DEA + KOZ architectes

11:00 - 4 May, 2018
TLALPAN 590 Building / TALLER DEA + KOZ architectes, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calz. de Tlalpan 590, Moderna, City of Mexico, Mexico
  • Lead Architects

    Christophe Ouhayoun, Nicolas Ziesel, René Caro, Jesús López
  • Area

    6.677 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

HL-1 House / [H] arquitectos

11:00 - 26 April, 2018
HL-1 House / [H] arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Javier Hidalgo, Ezequiel Ruiz, Luis Miguel Verdugo, Javier Sánchez.
  • Area

    488.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Contemporary Architecture Captured by Mexican Photographers

08:00 - 17 March, 2018
via Portada
via Portada

The history of Mexican photography has contributed to highlighting Mexico's presence in the world. Photographers like Elsa Medina, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, Maya Goded, and Juan Rulfo have masterfully portrayed the life of the buildings, houses and the streets of a rapidly built, nineteenth-century Mexico. 

As a consequence, the contemporary scene of Mexican photography has become a fundamental tool for architecture and has contributed to a better visual understanding of the works that are erected every day.

Photography and architecture are two disciplines that go hand in hand and whose relationship has been reinforced thanks to the digital tools that we currently have. For that reason, we have compiled the work of contemporary Mexican photographers who record our walk through the world we live in and contribute to constructing the image of contemporary Mexico. 

Four Finalists Selected in the 2018 MCHAP Awards for Emerging Architecture

09:36 - 15 March, 2018
Four Finalists Selected in the 2018 MCHAP Awards for Emerging Architecture

With its Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture seeks to recognize the most distinguished works of architecture in the Americas. Every two years, the Prize is awarded at an event that takes place in the masterpiece of Mies van der Rohe, the S.R. Crown Hall, the home of the Chicago-based school.

The jury, comprising Ricky Burdett, Jose Castillo, Ron Henderson, Rodrigo Pérez de Arce, and Claire Weisz, has announced four finalists in the prize's latest version of the MCHAP.emerge award, which covers architecture built in 2016 and 2017. MCHAP.emerge award aims to recognize outstanding built work by emerging practices, offering a prize of $25,000 to the winner.

Celaya Community Center / SPRB arquitectos

15:00 - 20 February, 2018
Celaya Community Center / SPRB arquitectos, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Laura Sánchez Penichet, Carlos Rodríguez Bernal
  • Area

    795.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

L Residence / LANZA Atelier

11:00 - 20 February, 2018
L Residence / LANZA Atelier, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Isabel Abascal, Alessandro Arienzo
  • Design Team

    Alejandro Márquez, Jéssica Hernández
  • Area

    58.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photograph

    Onnis Luque

Palmas House / DOSA STUDIO

13:00 - 10 February, 2018
Palmas House / DOSA STUDIO, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 55

  • Architects

  • Location

    Texcoco, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Raúl Medina, Sergio Sousa.
  • Collaborators

    Abraham Servin, Angélica Pasten, Mariana Morales, Daniel Castillo, Carlos Cruz.
  • Area

    160.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Tierra Adentro Garden and Restaurant / Fernanda Reyes

11:00 - 6 February, 2018
Tierra Adentro Garden and Restaurant / Fernanda Reyes, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carretera Ojocaliente-Trancoso S/N, San Jose Del Carmen, 98647 Trancoso, Zac., Mexico
  • Project Collaborator

    Alberto Soto
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Redwood House / Jeff Svitak

11:00 - 2 February, 2018
Redwood House / Jeff Svitak, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Diego, United States
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

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.”

Malmo Building / Taller David Dana

13:00 - 17 October, 2017
Malmo Building / Taller David Dana, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    David Dana
  • Area

    1890 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?

06:00 - 16 October, 2017
Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?, © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal
© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal

Choice of building materials and the inherent continuous reflection about the reach and capabilities of architecture are an interesting alternative way to approach this issue. The materials used in social housing should address local and economic possibilities and the real needs for access to housing in the contemporary context.

In this article, we analyze different projects published on our site to identify some of the predominant materials used in social housing, both for the formation of structures or enclosures. The intentions of this are two-fold: firstly, to create a worldwide panorama of different case studies with different construction styles from a range of geographical locations, and secondly, to provide inspiration and tools to architects to make better social housing.

Below we present 15 social housing projects and their diverse materials and construction styles.

Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura

11:25 - 4 October, 2017
Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina + 23

Penélope House / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno

13:00 - 2 September, 2017
Penélope House / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Daniel Bautista del Carmen, Fernando Vera, Everardo Jiménez, Marisa Egea B., Alejandro Herrera
  • Area

    280.0 m2
  • Project year

    2016
  • Photography

Townhouses Hipódromo / envase

13:00 - 17 August, 2017
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Vargas Seoane
  • Area

    745.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Innovative and Beautiful Uses of Brick: The Best Photos of the Week

07:00 - 16 July, 2017

It can't be denied that architects love brick. The material is popular both for its warmth and for the diversity of expressions that can be achieved by applying it in a creative way—depending on the arrangement of individual bricks or the combination of bonds, it’s possible to arrive at a result that is both original and attractive. That ingenuity is what photographers like Hiroyuki Oki, Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, and François Brix, among others, have attempted to capture in their photographs. In these images, light is a key element of good composition, allowing the photographers to control the intensity of color and the contrast of masses and voids, as well as enhancing the incredible textures of the brick we love so much.

© Courtesy of Atelier Alter © Photographix © Trieu Chien © Su Shengliang + 11