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S87 House / DUNAR arquitectos

14:00 - 22 November, 2018
S87 House / DUNAR arquitectos, © RN Fotógrafos / Nicolás Yazigi
© RN Fotógrafos / Nicolás Yazigi

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

House on 72nd Street / Nauzet Rodríguez

14:00 - 4 October, 2018
House on 72nd Street / Nauzet Rodríguez, © Manolo R Solís
© Manolo R Solís

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

  • Interior Designer

    Nauzet Rodríguez
  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

AD Classics: National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo

22:00 - 1 October, 2018
AD Classics: National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo, © Flickr user James Gordon
© Flickr user James Gordon

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

15:00 - 12 September, 2018
Star House / Xavier Salas Arquitectos, © Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

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

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

15:00 - 3 September, 2018
Palace for Mexican Music / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 59 & Calle 58, Centro, 97000 Merida, Yuc., Mexico
  • Constructor

    Constructora PROSER S.A de C.V.
  • Structural Calculation

    ESSSA Ingeniería Estructural, Ing. Mario Gomez Mejía, Danstek S.A.
  • Design Team

    Mariana Ríos C., Natalia Ávila O., Carlos Fleischer, Manolo Rejón, Jonathan Álvarez
  • Museography

    Exhibiscopio S.A. de C.V
  • Area

    8840.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photography

    Onnis Luque, Cielito Drone, Pim Schalkwijk

Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?

06:00 - 15 August, 2018
Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?, Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

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.

Caleta 18 / R79

13:00 - 27 July, 2018
Caleta 18 / R79, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea + 14

  • Architects

    R79
  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Author Architects

    Roberto Ramírez, Gerardo Trejo, Fernanda González
  • Construction

    Angel Alpuche
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photography

    Lorena Darquea

Ecomaya House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados

09:00 - 11 July, 2018
© Manolo R Solís.
© Manolo R Solís.

© Manolo R Solís. © Manolo R Solís. © Manolo R Solís. © Manolo R Solís. + 29

  • Architect

  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Author Architectes

    Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
  • Area

    776.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographer

    Manolo R Solís.

The Tree House / AS Arquitectura

12:00 - 24 June, 2018
The Tree House / AS Arquitectura, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Alejandra Abreu Sacramento, Xavier Antonio Abreu Sacramento
  • Design Team

    Rafael Torija, Efraín Góngora, Carlos Solis, Pamela Ortega
  • Area

    390.32 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

School of Education of the Autonomous University of Yucatán / Departamento de Proyectos de la Facultad de Arquitectura

15:01 - 8 June, 2018
School of Education of the Autonomous University of Yucatán / Departamento de Proyectos de la Facultad de Arquitectura, © Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

© Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe + 50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carretera Mérida-Tizimín Km. 1, Cholul, 97305 Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  • Author Architects

    Roberto José Ancona Riestra
  • Design Team

    Arch. Roberto José Ancona Riestra, Arch. Rosa María Martínez de Arredondo de Ancona, Arch. Marcos Roberto Zapata Dzib, Arch. Pamela Leticia Alcalá Cetz, M.I., Arch. Edgar Emmanuel Moguel Puerto, Arch. Yamil Abraham Sosa Cuevas, Arch. Gilmer Martín Ku Caamal, Arch. Victoria Guadalupe Fuentes Rivero
  • Area

    5768.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Machine / Boyancé Arquitectos

15:00 - 7 June, 2018
The Machine / Boyancé Arquitectos, © Manolo R Solis
© Manolo R Solis

© Manolo R Solis © Manolo R Solis © Manolo R Solis © Manolo R Solis + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 1H No. 117 Por 4Y y 4A, Colonia Residencial Montecristo, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  • Author Architect

    Gerardo Boyancé Ancona
  • Architects in Charge

    Arq. Aldo Mijail Chab, Arq. Andree Pasos Dzul
  • Area

    295.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House Temozón / Gerardo Boyancé Ancona

15:00 - 6 June, 2018
House Temozón / Gerardo Boyancé Ancona, © David Cervera
© David Cervera

© David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Main Architect

    Gerardo Boyancé Ancona
  • Architects in Charge

    Beatriz Bolio Aguilar, Andree Pasos Dzul
  • Area

    505.07 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Infiltrated Patio / PLUG

15:00 - 4 June, 2018
Infiltrated Patio / PLUG, © Román Cordero, David Matute
© Román Cordero, David Matute

© Román Cordero, David Matute © Román Cordero, David Matute © Román Cordero, David Matute © Román Cordero, David Matute + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Author Architects

    Román Cordero, Izbeth Mendoza
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Xolotl House / Punto Arquitectónico

13:00 - 29 May, 2018
Xolotl House  / Punto Arquitectónico, © Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

© Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe + 53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Merida, Mexico
  • Architects in charge

    Alejandra Molina Gual, José Israel Ramírez Segura, Mauricio Rosales Aznar
  • Design Team

    Cristina Cámara, Rolando Lizárraga, Maricruz Alcalá, Estéfani Luis, Br. Estephania Lugo, Christopher Estrella, Manuel Ferrer
  • Area

    165.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Pórtico Palmeto Building / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

09:00 - 1 May, 2018
Pórtico Palmeto Building  / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual , © Leo Espinosa
© Leo Espinosa

© Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa + 23

FDZ Esquivel Studio / FDZ Esquivel / Arquitectura

15:00 - 18 April, 2018
FDZ Esquivel Studio / FDZ Esquivel / Arquitectura, © Leo Espinosa
© Leo Espinosa

© Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa + 26

  • Architect

  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jorge Antonio Fernández Esquivel
  • Interior Design

    Ynnel Cuevas Montañes, Andrea Farias Burgunder
  • Area

    252.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographer

NOON Afterschool / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

11:00 - 26 March, 2018
NOON Afterschool / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual , © Leo Espinosa
© Leo Espinosa

© Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa © Leo Espinosa + 18

Un Patio / P11 Arquitectos

11:00 - 27 February, 2018
Un Patio / P11 Arquitectos, © Eduardo Calvo Santisbon
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbon

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbon © Eduardo Calvo Santisbon © Eduardo Calvo Santisbon © Eduardo Calvo Santisbon + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mérida, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    ARTURO CARRILLO PONCE
  • Collaborators

    Alfonso Rosado, Georgette Seguí, Manuel Tello
  • Area

    590.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs