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Pedregal House / R79

© Manolo R Solís © Manolo R Solís © Manolo R Solís © Manolo R Solís + 15

Houses  · 
Mérida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project R79
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Kutz House / CPDA Arquitectos

© Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe + 25

Houses  · 
Mérida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project CPDA Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Lake House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

© Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa + 39

Houses  · 
Merida, Mexico

The Park's House / TAO-Arquitectura

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón + 26

Houses  · 
Merida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project TAO-Arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

SM House / Quesnel arquitectos

© Manolo R. Solis © Manolo R. Solis © Manolo R. Solis © Manolo R. Solis + 23

Houses  · 
Merida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Quesnel arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Deco House / Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura

© Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe + 36

Houses  · 
Mérida, Mexico

PDC House / Central de Proyectos SCP

Houses  · 
Merida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Central de Proyectos SCP
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Diaphanous House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura

© Verónica Gloria Hernández | © David Cervera © Verónica Gloria Hernández | © David Cervera © Verónica Gloria Hernández | © David Cervera © Verónica Gloria Hernández | © David Cervera + 27

Mérida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Taller Estilo Arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

HC House / Quesnel arquitectos

© Manolo R. Solis © Manolo R. Solis © Manolo R. Solis © Manolo R. Solis + 24

Studio 5.5 / P11 Arquitectos + Tao Arquitectura + Arq. Carlos Góngora

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón + 37

Offices  · 
Mérida, Mexico

Sonata Housing / Arkham Projects

© Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe + 26

Residential  · 
Merida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Arkham Projects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

House O + I / Garrido Lizarraga Arquitectos

© Diego Ayuso (CinemaHD) © Diego Ayuso (CinemaHD) © Diego Ayuso (CinemaHD) © Diego Ayuso (CinemaHD) + 26

Merida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Garrido Lizarraga Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

S87 House / DUNAR arquitectos

© RN Fotógrafos / Nicolás Yazigi © RN Fotógrafos / Nicolás Yazigi © RN Fotógrafos / Nicolás Yazigi © RN Fotógrafos / Nicolás Yazigi + 22

Restoration  · 
Mérida, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project DUNAR arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

House on 72nd Street / Nauzet Rodríguez

© Manolo R Solís © Manolo R Solís © Manolo R Solís © Manolo R Solís + 46

Renovation  · 
Mérida, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

AD Classics: National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo

This article was originally published on May 4, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Arches have long been used to mark the greatest achievements of Roman civilization. Constantine, Titus, and Septimus Severus built them to commemorate their military victories. Engineers at Segovia and Nîmes incorporated them into their revolutionary aqueducts. And fifteen hundred years after the Fall of Rome, Rafael Moneo gave a modern touch to the ancient structure in Mérida's breathtaking National Museum of Roman Art, located on the site of the former Iberian outpost of Emerita Augusta. Soaring arcades of simple, semi-circular arches merge historicity and contemporary design, creating a striking yet sensitive point of entry to the remains of one of the Roman Empire's greatest cities.

© Flickr user Manuel Ramirez Sanchez The entrance lunette. Image © Flickr user Tomas Fano Segmented and relieving arches work in visual and structural harmony. Image © Flickr user : Guzman Lozano © Flickr user Daniel Sancho + 16

Star House / Xavier Salas Arquitectos

© Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe + 32

Merida, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Xavier Salas Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Palace for Mexican Music / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos

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

Music Venue  · 
Mérida, Mexico

Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?

Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez + 10

In his book The Right to the City (1968), Henri Lefebvre talks about ending the creation of spaces managed by the logic of profit, to launch a plan of "self-managed territory" that does not leave aside the "historical heritage," nor allow the decomposition of space, but instead works for the restitution of urban centers as places of creation.

Globalization has produced cities without limits whose focus has been on the immediate benefit, directly attacking the preservation of cultural heritage, among other things.