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Architecture in Mexico: Projects that Highlight the Chihuahua Territory

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Chihuahua is a Mexican state in the northwest region of the country, sharing a border with Coahuila, Durango, Sinaloa, and Sonora as well as the US states of New Mexico and Texas. Chihuahua's largest urban center is Ciudad Juárez, an industrial hub situated on the U.S.- Mexico border right across from El Paso, Texas. Throughout the years, Juarez's economic landscape has been dominated by the maquilladora industry and, thanks to the crime wave between 2008-2012, it earned a spot on the list of the world's most violent cities.

House El Barrial / ByMura Design Studio

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Santiago, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  630
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Blu Dot, Adobe, Becara y Dupuis, +6

Herra2 House / Landa Suberville

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Monterrey, Mexico
  • Architects: Landa Suberville
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  650
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Auvit Internacional, Cocinas Ciao, Kubrelam-Panelex, +4

Best Houses of 2019

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More than 5.000 architecture projects were published in ArchDaily this year.  Year after year, we curate hundreds of residential projects, and as we know our readers love houses, we compiled a selection of the most visited residential projects published on the site. 

Set in various locations around the world, in urban, rural, mountain and beach landscapes; a variety of structural designs, from traditional masonry to the most technological prefabricated systems; from small dwellings to large houses and materials such as concrete, wood, and bricks as the most used. We also found their design and typology solutions were very much aligned with their specific settings and all of them share a strong dialogue between the house and nature, whether it is its direct surroundings or the introduction of green into a more condensed urban setting. 

This selection of 50 houses highlights the most visited examples during these twelve months and, according to our readers, were the most attractive in innovation, construction techniques, and design challenges. Check them out below:

Iris Tower / Terra Integral

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Galeana Regional Center / atelier uno

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  • Architects: atelier uno
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Solatube, Construcolor

House in the Woods / WEYES Estudio

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  • Architects: WEYES Estudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1776 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cuprum, Producto Artesanal

Ombra House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

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San Pedro Garza García, Mexico

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramic Tiles

Square, rectangular, hexagonal, matte, shiny. It's hard to think of a more versatile flooring material than tiles. They're also known for their high durability, ease of maintenance and installation, and are among the most common choices for covering floors and walls, whether wet or not. Following are 10 common questions about ceramic tiles, and their answers:

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Pia House / OAX Arquitectos

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Monterrey, Mexico
  • Arquitectos: OAX Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Albia Building / Landa + Martínez Arquitectos

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MV House / Garza Maya Arquitectos

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Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  365
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Blum, Hafele, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Grupo Tenerife, H Arrieta, +2

Terraces House / Garza Maya Arquitectos

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Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  563
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cappa, Concretos Américas, Grupo Tenerife, Interceramic, SANZco, +2

Residential Extension MF Pavilion / Guillermo Tirado Gzz - Architects

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San Pedro Garza García, Mexico

Terrazzo is Back: Production, Installation, and Samples in Architecture

Focal Length / RENESA Architecture Design Interiors Studio. Image © Suryan//Dang
Focal Length / RENESA Architecture Design Interiors Studio. Image © Suryan//Dang

Terrazzo is made by combining a cement base (sand, water, and cement) with a mixture of ground minerals - like marble, granite, and quartz - and can be applied to almost any surface, vertical or horizontal. The technique, produced using a completely hand-crafted method, was used worldwide in the construction of modern buildings and is noted for its durability, resistance (to water and abrasion), and easy maintenance. This made it a go-to material in the creation of flooring for houses and the common areas of residential and office buildings.  

Today, terrazzo is experiencing a revival as one of the key trends in contemporary architecture. Here, we will discuss the whats and hows of terrazzo and illustrate some of its uses in current projects. 

Focal Length / RENESA Architecture Design Interiors Studio. Image © Suryan//DangCasa Salmen / Office S&M. Image © French + TyeApartamento Copan / Sabiá Arquitetos. Image © Pedro VannucchiParisienne / Miriam Barrio Estudio. Image © Maria Pujol+ 24

Genius Loci House / Gabriela Carrillo Valdez + tescala

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San Pedro Garza García, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6939 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vitro®, Adobe, Aluminios Cuprum, Climas Trane, Electrodomésticos Whirpool, +3