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Mexico City

Ramos House / JJRR/Arquitectura

17:00 - 19 February, 2018
Ramos House / JJRR/Arquitectura, © Fernando Marroquin
© Fernando Marroquin

© Fernando Marroquin © Fernando Marroquin © Fernando Marroquin © Fernando Marroquin + 17

Building Amsterdam 75 / HERNANDEZDELAGARZA

11:00 - 7 February, 2018
Building Amsterdam 75  / HERNANDEZDELAGARZA, Cortesía de Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Cortesía de Jorge Hernández de la Garza

Cortesía de Jorge Hernández de la Garza Cortesía de Jorge Hernández de la Garza Cortesía de Jorge Hernández de la Garza Cortesía de Jorge Hernández de la Garza + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam 75, Hipódromo, 06100 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jorge Hernández de la Garza
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza

Romero 114 / HGR Arquitectos

13:00 - 5 February, 2018
Romero 114 / HGR Arquitectos, © DIANA ARNAU
© DIANA ARNAU

© DIANA ARNAU © DIANA ARNAU © DIANA ARNAU © DIANA ARNAU + 29

  • Architect

  • Location

    Niños Héroes, Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
  • Area

    15660.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Felix Candela's Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for Mexico and Chicago

12:13 - 29 January, 2018
Felix Candela's Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for Mexico and Chicago, Capilla de Palmira (Chapel of Palmira) Lomas de Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 1958 – 1959
Capilla de Palmira (Chapel of Palmira) Lomas de Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 1958 – 1959

This exhibition roots Félix Candela (1910-1997) as one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century in his advanced geometric designs and lasting influence in contemporary architecture. It originated through the research of scholar Juan Ignacio del Cueto and is curated by the architectural theorist and designer Alexander Eisenschmidt. The exhibition spotlights Félix Candela’s Concrete Shells through photographs, architectural models, and plans, as well as archival material from his time as a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1971 to 1978.

Candela exiled to Mexico

Tatiana Bilbao: “Architecture Should Benefit Every Single Human Being on This Planet”

09:30 - 12 January, 2018
Tatiana Bilbao: “Architecture Should Benefit Every Single Human Being on This Planet”, House in Ajijic, Jalostitlán, Mexico, 2010. Image © Iwan Baan
House in Ajijic, Jalostitlán, Mexico, 2010. Image © Iwan Baan

As part of a generation of designers that have, in recent years, put Mexico on the map, Tatiana Bilbao is an architect that is increasingly part of the profession’s global consciousness. But, while some Mexican architects have made their mark with spectacular architecture following the international trend of “iconic” architecture, Bilbao opted instead for a more people-focused approach. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky’s “City of Ideas” series, Bilbao explains how she got into this type of community-building architecture, her thoughts on architectural form, and her ambitions for the future.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: The more I talk to architects of your generation or my generation, the more it becomes apparent that architecture has absolutely no boundaries. In other words, architecture is not just about buildings. More and more, architecture is about building communities.

Tatiana Bilbao: Absolutely. For me, that is the most important part of architecture. Architecture is not about building a building; architecture is about building a community.

Housing in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, 2015. Image © Jaime Navarro Bioinnova, Culiacán Rosales, Mexico, 2012. Image © Iwan Baan House in Ajijic, Jalostitlán, Mexico, 2010. Image © Iwan Baan Casa Ventura, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, 2011. Image © Rory Gardiner + 20

Ignacia Hotel / Factor Eficiencia + A-G Interiorismo

11:00 - 2 January, 2018
Ignacia Hotel / Factor Eficiencia + A-G Interiorismo, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 24

  • Architects

    A-G Interiorismo), Factor Eficiencia
  • Location

    Jalapa 208, Roma Nte., 06700, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in charge

    Fermín Espinosa (Factor Eficiencia) Andrés Gutiérrez (A-G Interiorismo)
  • Area

    420.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photography

    Jaime Navarro

Fundación Casa Wabi Headquarters / Alberto Kalach

11:00 - 20 December, 2017
Fundación Casa Wabi Headquarters / Alberto Kalach, © Yoshi Koitani
© Yoshi Koitani

© Yoshi Koitani © Yoshi Koitani © Yoshi Koitani © Yoshi Koitani + 11

  • Architects

  • Ubicación

    Dr. Atl, Sta María la Ribera, CDMX, Mexico
  • Area

    611.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Barrank Building / anonimous

13:00 - 28 November, 2017
Barrank Building / anonimous, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Juan Tinoco 135, Merced Gómez, 01600 Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architects in charge

    Alfonso Jiménez, Barbara Trujillo, Mónica Ochoa, Pablo Eguiarte, Daniel Cerón
  • Construction

    anonimous
  • Area

    2137.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photography

    Yoshihiro Koitani, Marcos Betanzos

Extreme Cities: The Densest, Coldest, Remotest, Most Visited (etc) Human Settlements on Earth

09:30 - 14 November, 2017
Hong Kong <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/commpilot23/14557847230/in/photolist-obqLN3-bmhgya-f5PRvs-Ywi6Wt-Ddnv6-mwCc2-8yuA8Z-9ZD4xe-4DEWwn-USUqW-4T7iw4-bmheiZ-Ww639P-qQAyRc-5CoLwz-muzCk-qvpjcM-J1Zej-5JEzcq-aCXkva-qqKc8h-Du5DG5-acdVzo-6tZceg-66KGXt-2FEXcB-Ys6tQS-66Q1gW-EEr2ZR-EVCzQT-93zMWG-EtuFRe-4yCKbQ-VsKGNG-nvHcx-bmhaJ4-7UwsRh-eZuyr-9ZFU3w-7LmemC-4Q4W9Z-JMwVS3-bmh5dg-qeZ1p-91Z9Uc-2u9ZMu-93zNjw-9PXwCD-69YHQB-boTF69'> Khush N </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'> CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>
Hong Kong Khush N licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Humans are adaptable animals; we have evolved to adjust to, and survive in, many difficult and extreme conditions. In some cases, these extremes are natural, while in other modern cities extreme living situations are created by us, and we are forced to accept and adjust. Here is a list of extreme settlement conditions: some challenging, some wonderful and all of them offering a fascinating insight into how we occupy the planet in 2017.

CEMEX Announces International Winners In Their 2017 Building Awards

12:00 - 13 November, 2017
CEMEX Announces International Winners In Their 2017 Building Awards, Cortesía de CEMEX
Cortesía de CEMEX

The CEMEX Building Award recognizes the best projects in Mexico and the rest of the world that use concrete in a creative and innovative way, with a focus on sustainability and social welfare. This year, the award received 70 entries in the 5 categories and 4 special awards of its International Edition. 

New Sleek, Slender Tower by BNKR Will Enhance The World's Largest Mural

08:00 - 10 November, 2017
Courtesy of BNKR
Courtesy of BNKR

The Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros is an outstanding example of extraordinary artistry crafted by Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, together with Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. The building was constructed in 1971, taking the shape of a diamond and housing “The March of Humanity,” what is recognized as the world's largest mural. It blankets both the interior and exterior surfaces, covering a total of 8,000 square meters. In 1981, the Polyforum was declared a monument of Mexico’s National Patrimony. 

Courtesy of BNKR Courtesy of BNKR Courtesy of BNKR Courtesy of BNKR + 14

Zaha Hadid Architects Breaks Ground on Mexico City's Tallest Residential Building

15:05 - 9 November, 2017
Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed images of their latest design, the Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City, as construction on the project has broken ground.

Commissioned by Mexican developer Némesis Capital in 2015, the new tower will offer a variety of new housing options to the fast-growing neighborhood of Santa Fe, a business district in western Mexico City that is home to 3 universities and the regional offices of high profile tech companies including Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche and Amazon.

Zaha Hadid Architects Breaks Ground on Mexico City's Tallest Residential Building Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Némesis Capital Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Némesis Capital Courtesy of Némesis Capital + 7

Shigeru Ban Talks Plans Following Mexico’s Devastating September Earthquakes

08:00 - 8 November, 2017
Shigeru Ban Talks Plans Following Mexico’s Devastating September Earthquakes, © Vanessa Vielma
© Vanessa Vielma

Last week, Mexico received a visit from 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, who, following September’s devastating earthquakes, reached out to the country in order to offer support through his experience with humanitarian projects.

Nirau House / PAUL CREMOUX studio

14:00 - 1 November, 2017
Nirau House / PAUL CREMOUX studio, © Paul Cremoux Wanderstok
© Paul Cremoux Wanderstok

© Paul Cremoux Wanderstok © Paul Cremoux Wanderstok © Paul Cremoux Wanderstok © Paul Cremoux Wanderstok + 31

"Urban Toys" Designed to Reactivate Underused Public Spaces in Mexico City

12:00 - 26 October, 2017
"Urban Toys" Designed to Reactivate Underused Public Spaces in Mexico City, Cortesía de Laboratorio para la Ciudad
Cortesía de Laboratorio para la Ciudad

How can play areas in cities open up new ways to interact with and experience space?

Malmo Building / Taller David Dana

13:00 - 17 October, 2017
Malmo Building / Taller David Dana, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    David Dana
  • Area

    1890 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Materia Completes Concrete and Wood Pavilion for Design Week México 2017

14:30 - 12 October, 2017
Materia Completes Concrete and Wood Pavilion for Design Week México 2017, Cortesía de Design Week México
Cortesía de Design Week México

For the 9th edition of Design Week Mexico, emerging Mexican practice Materia has completed a architectural pavilion within Mexico City's largest public green space, Chapultepec Park. Commissioned by Design Week Mexico in collaboration with Museo Tamayo, the pavilion will serve as a major cultural attraction during the event from October 11th—15th, and beyond.

Casa AR / ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

15:00 - 25 September, 2017
Casa AR / ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 14