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FUTABASOU Apartments / Masashi Miyamoto Architects / mmar

© Yoshihiro Koitani© Yasuhiro Hamazaki© Yasuhiro Hamazaki© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 37

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  298
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  MUJI, Kaikousya, LIXIL , Ressources, Yamauchi Concrete Blocks
  • Professionals : Frameworks

House Maza / CHK arquitectura

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Architects: CHK arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  489
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Hansgrohe, Cemex, Comex, Cristalum, IUSA

Casa Akúun / Arkham Projects

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Merida, Mexico
  • Architects: Arkham Projects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  11065 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cemex, MIDO, Millet

Architecture in Mexico: Projects that Highlight the Coast of Guerrero

Z House / Zozaya Arquitectos. Image © Rafael GamoLyons Garden House / Co Lateral. Image © Claudio NapolitanoVillas Finestre / CC Arquitectos. Image © Yoshihiro KoitaniLa Solana House / HGR Arquitectos + Diana Arnau. Image © Diana Arnau+ 13

Guerrero is a state in the southwest corner of Mexico that shares land borders with the State of Mexico, Morelos, Puebla, Oaxaca, and Michoacán and a coastline with the Pacific Ocean. With over 64,281 km² of territory, it is the twelfth most populated state in Mexico. It's capital city is Chilpancingo de Juárez and it's most populated city is Acapulco de Juárez.

Architecture in Mexico: Emblematic Houses of Valle de Bravo

Terreno House / Fernanda Canales. Image © Jaime Navarrom House / saavedra arquitectos. Image © Ricardo De La ConchaEntrepinos / Taller Hector Barroso. Image © Rory GardinerCRA House / Estudio MMX. Image © Rafael Gamo+ 31

Mexico's Valle de Bravo region, to the southeast of Mexico City, is characterized by the Presa Miguel Alemán lake, created in 1947 as a reservoir for Mexico City and Toluca's water supply. Thanks to its proximity to the capital, Valle de Bravo is a popular weekend destination for residents of surrounding cities. This in turn has sparked the interest of various architects, who have aimed to create projects that enhance visitors' experience such as offering an optimal view of the lake, or an immersive experience in the surrounding forest. 

Amani Building / Archetonic

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Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico
  • Architects: Archetonic
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  34000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Sika, Cemex, Comex, Irving, +1

Why Do Architects Love Designing Houses?

Home. Our shelter. Our private space. In an urbanized world with dense megalopolises like Tokyo, Shanghai, and São Paulo, homes are getting smaller and more expensive than ever. If you are claustrophobic, Marie Kondo is your best ally in the quest to earn some extra space.  And even though private backyards have become a luxury for most, our data shows that single-family houses are still the most popular project type on ArchDaily. Why is this? (Especially when it seems incongruous given the reality of today’s crowded cities.) Why do some universities still insist on designing and building houses as academic exercises? Wouldn’t it be more creative—and more useful—to develop architecture in small-scale spaces? Would it be more rewarding to develop solutions on bigger scales?

Casa Meztitla / EDAA

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Tepoztlán, Mexico
  • Architects: EDAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2014

30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

The dramatic improvement in recent decades in our understanding of sustainable design has shown that designing sustainably doesn't have to be a compromise—it can instead be a benefit. When done correctly, sustainable design results in higher-performing, healthier buildings which contribute to their inhabitants' physical and mental well-being.

The benefits of incorporating vegetation in façades and in roofs, as well as materials and construction systems that take energy use and pollution into account, demonstrate that sustainable design has the potential to create buildings that improve living conditions and respect the natural environment.

Below we have compiled 30 plans, sections and construction details of projects that stand out for their approach to sustainability.

AIRA / anonimous

© Yoshihiro Koitani© Zolezzi Uribe© Yoshihiro Koitani© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 39

Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Architects: anonimous
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  10382
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018

15 Projects in Mexico that Merge the Interior with the Exterior

Casa CSF / López Duplan Arquitectos. Image © Héctor Armando HerreraCasa Estudio Hill / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica. Image © Onnis LuqueL House / Dellekamp Arquitectos. Image © Sandra PereznietoCasa 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.

Quinta Gaby / Taller Tlaiye

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Atlixco, Mexico
  • Architects: Taller Tlaiye
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5867 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cemex, Arte y decoración, Escenium HAUS, Habitat Garden, Helvex, +9

Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of geometry). This week’s photo set features structures that rely on cables, anchors, posts and membranes to create expansive, dramatic spans of open space bathed in natural light. Stark shadows and fair curves make tensile structures particularly photogenic, as captured in this set of images from Christopher Frederick Jones, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Yoshihiro Koitani and more.

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Barrank Building / anonimous

© Marcos Betanzos© Yoshihiro Koitani© Yoshihiro Koitani© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 24

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Architects: anonimous
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2137
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Laguna Mosaicos, Muro Blanco

Alberto Kalach: “Imagine if All Rooftops in Our City Were Green!”

Last month I went on an enlightening trip to Mexico City, during which I had a chance to meet with half a dozen leading Mexican architects and critics. Those meetings included insightful conversations with Miquel Adrià, Tatiana Bilbao, Victor Legorreta, Mauricio Rocha, and Michel Rojkind among others (many of which will also feature in future installments of City of Ideas). I asked them many different questions, but two were consistent: “who would you name as Mexico’s best architect at this moment?” and “what one building built in the capital over the last decade is your favorite?” All of my interviewees pointed to Alberto Kalach (born 1960) and his Vasconcelos Library (2007). My Conversation with Kalach took place the next day after visiting the library on the rooftop of another one of his iconic buildings, Tower 41 overlooking Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City’s Central Park. We spoke about books, libraries, and his idea of buildings as inventions.

Vasconcelos Library. Image © Yoshihiro KoitaniGalería Kurimanzutto. Image © Pedro RosenbleuthTower 41. Image © Yoshihiro KoitaniTower 41. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani+ 95

10 Projects That Feature Striking Steel Trusses

Understanding the structural aspects of architecture is an inherent task of the architect; sufficient structural knowledge allows designers to propose ideas such as large structural elements which offer an interesting response to a project's needs.

Steel trusses are an example of such a response, which demonstrate an ability to define spaces and structures that are truly complex and interesting.

Below is a list of 10 inspirational projects that use metal trusses as an essential element of design.