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30 Years After Luis Barragán: 30 Architects Share Their Favorite Works

06:00 - 9 December, 2018
30 Years After Luis Barragán: 30 Architects Share Their Favorite Works, Los Clubes - Cuadra San Cristóbal y Fuente de los Amantes / Luis Barragán. Image © Rodrigo Flores
Los Clubes - Cuadra San Cristóbal y Fuente de los Amantes / Luis Barragán. Image © Rodrigo Flores

Torres de Satélite / Luis Barragán + Mathias Goeritz. Image © Rodrigo Flores Casa Barragán. Image © Rodrigo Flores Casa Gilardi / Luis Barragán. Image © Eduardo Luque Casa Gilardi / Luis Barragán. Image © Eduardo Luque + 16

On November 22, 1988, one of the most important and revered figures in the history of Mexican and international architecture died in Mexico City. Luis Barragán Morfín, born in Guadalajara and trained as a civil engineer left behind an extensive legacy of published works, conferences, buildings, houses, and gardens that remain relevant to this day. While Barragán was known for his far-reaching research in customs and traditions, above all, the architect spent his life in contemplation. His sensitivity to the world and continued effort to rewrite the mundane has made him a lasting figure in Mexico, and the world.

Undoubtedly, Luis Barragán's legacy represents something so complex and timeless that it continues to inspire and surprise architects across generations. It is because of this that, 30 years after his death, we've compiled this series of testimonies from some of Mexico's most prominent contemporary architects, allowing them to reflect on their favorites of Barragan's works and share just how his work has impacted and inspired theirs. 

Iturbide Studio / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

10:00 - 30 November, 2018
Iturbide Studio / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    1a Cda. Heliotropo 2, Barrio del Niño Jesús, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Design

    Mauricio Rocha, Gabriela Carrillo
  • Collaborators

    Rafael Carrillo, Gerson Huerta, Pavel Escobedo, Esterlina Campuzano, Elizabeth Waites, Enrique Ibarra.
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards

12:00 - 11 November, 2018
Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards, © Quang Dam
© Quang Dam

© Yoon Joonhwan © Erieta Attali © Nguyen Tien Thanh © Pablo Blanco + 17

This week we present a selection of 17 excellent images of interior courtyards. These spaces bring many advantages to a design such as increased natural light and improved ventilation conditions, while providing occupants with direct access to the outside and to nature. Below is a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Quang Dam, Fran Parente, and Pablo Blanco.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science / Grimshaw Architects

14:00 - 25 October, 2018
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science / Grimshaw Architects, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Chad Baumer © Rafael Gamo © Chad Baumer © Rafael Gamo + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States
  • Associate Architect

    Rodriguez and Quiroga
  • Landscape Architect

    ArquitectonicaGEO
  • Area

    250000.0 ft2
  • 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

35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest

12:00 - 7 October, 2018
35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest, © Weiqi Jin
© Weiqi Jin

© Ralph Feiner © Adam Gibson © Lars Petter Pettersen © Thomas Heimann + 36

From the beginning of time, human beings have gathered around the fire. The first settlements and huts included in their interior a small bonfire to cook and maintain the heat of its inhabitants. This tradition has continued to the present, and chimneys and fireplaces have developed into the most varied designs and forms, providing possibilities both inside and outside a home.

To give you ideas for materials, structures, and spatial configurations, we present 35 remarkable meeting places around the fire.

LT House / MAIN OFFICE

07:00 - 1 October, 2018
LT House / MAIN OFFICE, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sayulita, Mexico
  • Author Architects

    Sima Agisheva, Dante Borgo, Isabella Eriksson
  • Team

    Pablo Alemán, Montserrat Bucio, Brenda Cibrian, Rodrigo de la Torre, Luis Gordian, Manuel Guerrero
  • Area

    219.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

    Rafael Gamo

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. 

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.

Architecture Photos That Show Good Design Goes with Good Boys

13:45 - 26 August, 2018
Architecture Photos That Show Good Design Goes with Good Boys, Casa Dox / Mjölk architekti. Image © BoysPlayNice
Casa Dox / Mjölk architekti. Image © BoysPlayNice

Casa La Quinta / Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Blas Treviño, Jorge Quiroga . Image © Rafael Gamo Casas Catalinas / Agustín Lozada. Image © Gonzalo Viramonte MK5 House / ORTRAUM. Image © Marc Goodwin Unleashed Dog Spa / Square One Interiors. Image © Ihor Pona + 33

Are you a cat or dog lover? At ArchDaily we know that you're as big an animal lover as we are. They inspire us, keep us company, and in the case of architectural photography, give us an idea of a structure's scale. We previously made a collection of photographs starring cats and architecture, and we could never forget our dog-loving readers. We bring you a collection of photographs where dogs take center stage.

Casa Bruma / Fernanda Canales

13:00 - 26 August, 2018
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 18

  • Architect

  • Location

    Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Fernanda Canales, Claudia Rodríguez
  • Design Team

    Hugo Vargas, Aarón Jassiel, Alejandra Téllez
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

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.

Green Bay Packers Titletown District Sledding Hill / ROSSETTI

11:02 - 27 July, 2018
Green Bay Packers Titletown District Sledding Hill / ROSSETTI, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    1941 True Ln, Green Bay, WI 54304, United States
  • Lead Architect

    Jon Disbrow
  • Project Manager

    Mike Shea
  • Design Team

    Mike Shea, Dave Andruccioli, John Bigtacion, Ramon Corpuz, Deena Fox, Jhana Frederiksen, Kenton Higgins, Carla Landa, Rana Malik, Thomas Pustulka, Mike Paciero, John Page, Chris Pine, Chloe Siamof, Tessa Sodini-Marshall, Greg Sweeney, Matt Rossetti
  • Area

    11287.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Habitat for Orphan Girls Crowned 2018 House of the Year by The Architectural Review

12:30 - 23 July, 2018
Habitat for Orphan Girls Crowned 2018 House of the Year by The Architectural Review, Habitat for Orphan Girls in Khansar, Iran by ZAV Architects. Image via The Architectural Review
Habitat for Orphan Girls in Khansar, Iran by ZAV Architects. Image via The Architectural Review

The Architectural Review has chosen a Habitat for Orphan Girls in Iran by ZAV Architects as the 2018 House of the Year. A competition staged by the publication every year, the AR House Awards identify “originality and excellence in the design of dwellings,” recognizing private houses which go beyond the core function of shelter, and become “an object of fantasy, a source of delight, a talisman, and a testing ground.

The ninth edition of the awards saw six projects chosen from a shortlist of 16, which contained schemes from the UK, Ireland, Spain, Scandinavia, Canada, Latin America, Iran, Vietnam, India, Nepal, and Japan. Previous winners have included David Chipperfield’s Fayland House in 2015, UID Architects’ Cosmic House in 2016, and the anti-seismic prototype in 2017 by Edward Ng, Wan Li and Xinan Chi.

Casa La Quinta / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas

11:00 - 4 July, 2018
Casa La Quinta / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 31

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.

Hotel Hyatt Regency Andares / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

13:00 - 20 June, 2018
Hotel Hyatt Regency Andares / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • President of Architecture Firma

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project leader

    Andrés Cajiga
  • Area

    5315.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Rafael Gamo

15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections)

12:00 - 10 June, 2018
15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections), © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

Cortesía de 3XN Cortesía de Paul de Ruiter Architects Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Payette Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + 31

Offices and cultural buildings both offer the perfect opportunity to design the atrium of your dreams. These central spaces, designed to allow serendipitous meetings of users or to help with orientation in the building, are spacious and offer a lot of design freedom. Imposing scales, sculptural stairs, eccentric materials, and indoor vegetation are just some of the resources used to give life to these spaces. To help you with your design ideas, below we have gathered a selection of 15 notable atriums and their section drawings.