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Reforma Latino Tower / Landa + Martínez Arquitectos

16:00 - 15 February, 2019
Reforma Latino Tower / Landa + Martínez Arquitectos, © The Raws
© The Raws

© The Raws © The Raws © The Raws © Jorge Vertiz + 20

Carlos Monsiváis Personal Library / JSª Arquitectura

21:00 - 11 February, 2019
Carlos Monsiváis Personal Library / JSª Arquitectura, Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura
Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura

Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura + 27

  • Architects

    JSa
  • Location

    Plaza de La Ciudadela, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Javier Sánchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Jimena González-Sicilia, Juan Jesús Pérez, Gerardo Fonseca, Jorge González
  • Artistic Participation

    Francisco Toledo, Instituto de artes graficas de Oaxaca
  • Structural Project

    Hector Margain y Asociados
  • Lighting

    Gustavo Avilés
  • Client

    CONACULTA
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Photography

    Courtesy of JSª Arquitectura

“Architecture Should be About What It Can Do, Not What it Can Look Like”: In Conversation with Michel Rojkind

07:00 - 6 February, 2019
“Architecture Should be About What It Can Do, Not What it Can Look Like”: In Conversation with Michel Rojkind, Nestle Application Group / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Paul Rivera
Nestle Application Group / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Paul Rivera

Born in 1969 in Mexico City, Michel Rojkind was educated in the 1990s at the Universidad Iberoamericana, while also performing as a drummer in Aleks Syntek’s popular rock band la Gente Normal. He opened his practice Rojkind Arquitectos in 2002. Among his most representative built works are Foro Boca for the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra in Veracruz, a newly expanded film complex Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City, a pair of factory additions for the Nestlé Company in Queretaro, and the Nestlé Chocolate Museum in Toluca, all in Mexico. We spoke about how his architecture engages with people, why architects should assume roles that extend beyond architecture, and the importance of generosity and not worrying about designing everything 100%.

The following excerpt from my interview with Rojkind completes a series of conversations that I conducted in Mexico City while preparing my exhibition “Something Other than a Narrative” from the Architects’ Voices and Visions series at Facultad de Arquitectura Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM.

Cineteca Nacional / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Jaime Navarro Foro Boca / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Jaime Navarro Tori Tori Restaurant / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Paul Rivera Nestle Chocolate Museum / Rojkind Arquitectos . Image © Paul Rivera + 27

Miniso Mexico Office / Grupo Lateral Arquitectura y Construcción

10:00 - 25 January, 2019
Miniso Mexico Office  / Grupo Lateral Arquitectura y Construcción, © Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

© Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio + 27

Capulin 59 Residential Building / ArquiPartners

17:00 - 17 January, 2019
Capulin 59 Residential Building / ArquiPartners, © Mauricio Salas + Cesar Castañedo
© Mauricio Salas + Cesar Castañedo

© Mauricio Salas + Cesar Castañedo © Mauricio Salas + Cesar Castañedo © Mauricio Salas + Cesar Castañedo © Mauricio Salas + Cesar Castañedo + 19

Jewish Documentation and Research Center of Mexico (CDIJUM) / Ezra Cherem Behar & Alan Cherem Hamui

16:00 - 16 January, 2019
Jewish Documentation and Research Center of Mexico (CDIJUM) / Ezra Cherem Behar & Alan Cherem Hamui, © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo

© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Córdoba 238, Col. Roma Norte, Del. Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Ezra Cherem Behar, Alan Cherem Hamui
  • Collaborators

    Elias Cherem
  • Structural Project

    Ing. Alfonso Chavez Mejia
  • Lightning Project

    Luz + Forma
  • Area

    20537.54 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

dn65 / Arquitectura Sistémica

17:00 - 15 January, 2019
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle División del Nte. 65, Locaxco, 05330 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Samantha Mendoza, Antonio Peña
  • Design Team

    Regina Kuri, Camila Ureña
  • Area

    4500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Photographer Yueqi “Jazzy” Li Captures the Dynamism of Mexico City's UNAM Campus

05:00 - 15 January, 2019
© Yueqi "Jazzy" Li
© Yueqi "Jazzy" Li

Although the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), south of Mexico City, is home to the well-known O’Gorman murals, it is, in fact, the campus itself, that is quite intriguing. Walking through UNAM, individuals find themselves in an architectural display of modernist buildings that date back 70 years, along with open courtyards, hidden walkways, and pavilions. Uniquely, the campus buildings have a little bit of everything: bold geometry, openness, abstraction, humanistic design, permeability with nature, decaying masonry walls, local lava rocks used as walls, and pavers throughout the campus.

© Yueqi "Jazzy" Li © Yueqi "Jazzy" Li © Yueqi "Jazzy" Li © Yueqi "Jazzy" Li + 29

Torre Diana / Colonnier y Asociados

14:00 - 11 January, 2019
Torre Diana / Colonnier y Asociados, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Río Lerma 232, Cuauhtémoc, 54076 Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, Mexico
  • Category

  • Author Architect

    Jean Michel Colonnier
  • Design Team

    Oscar Osorio, Francisco Salazar, Elena Pérez, Martha Albor, Johanna Apolo, Domingo Granados, Ángel Rivero, Marco Monroy
  • Cliente

    GRUPO MF - SALAME; REICHMANN INTERNATIONAL; FIBRA UNO
  • Area

    141229.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

PRV 843 Building / JL arquitectos

13:00 - 29 December, 2018
© Aldo García
© Aldo García

© Aldo García © Aldo García © Aldo García © Aldo García + 28

  • Architects

    CH2 arquitectos, JL Arquitectos
  • Location

    Colonia del Valle, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Category

  • Design Team

    José León Pérez Ison, Antonio Chamorro, Victor Chamorro, Antonio Cárdenas, Samantha Mondragón, Felipe Montalvo, Verenice Pacheco
  • Area

    1647.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid’s “Project Correl” Exhibition Allows Visitors to Build a Virtual Structure Over Time

09:00 - 12 December, 2018
Zaha Hadid’s “Project Correl” Exhibition Allows Visitors to Build a Virtual Structure Over Time, © Zaha Hadid Architects
© Zaha Hadid Architects

The Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group has published details of Project Correl, a collaborative experiment to test the potential of virtual reality as a tool for design. The experiment is currently on display in the University Contemporary Art Museum (MUAC) in Mexico City, where it forms part of Zaha Hadid Architects’ “Design As Second Nature” exhibition.

In the exhibition, visitors have the chance to engage with Project Correl in real time, transported to a virtual environment to collaborate with each other on an ever-evolving structure. The design will be periodically captured and exhibited in the gallery as scaled 3D printed models to further demonstrate the design process encouraged by Correl.

© Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects + 8

Escandón Terrace / PALMA

17:00 - 11 December, 2018
Escandón Terrace / PALMA, © Luis Young
© Luis Young

© Luis Young © Luis Young © Luis Young © Luis Young + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Escandón I Secc, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Category

  • Author Architects

    Ilse Cardenas, Regina de Hoyos, Diego Escamilla, Juan Luis Rivera
  • Design Team

    Tonatiuh Armenta
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Iturbide Studio / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

10:00 - 30 November, 2018
Iturbide Studio / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 40

Casa Santísimo / JJRR/Arquitectura + AREA

12:00 - 28 November, 2018
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 26

  • Arquitect design

    José Juan Rivera Río, Héctor Módica, Fernanda Soriano, Rogelio Ledesma, Carlos Ledesma.
  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Category

  • Area

    12916.6 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

MX581 Building / HGR Arquitectos

10:00 - 26 November, 2018
MX581 Building / HGR Arquitectos, © Diana Arnau
© Diana Arnau

© Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida México 581, San Jerónimo Aculco, CDMX, Mexico
  • Category

  • Author

    Marcos Hagerman
  • Area

    3149.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Guateque Office / Estudio Atemporal

14:00 - 15 November, 2018
Guateque Office / Estudio Atemporal, © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio
© Luis Gallardo LGM Studio

© Luis Gallardo LGM Studio © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Xochimilco 135, Anáhuac I Secc, 11320 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Luciana de la garza, Paul Curuchet
  • Construction

    Estudio Atemporal
  • Area

    722.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

El Expendio de Maíz / Ludwig Godefroy Architecture

14:00 - 12 November, 2018
El Expendio de Maíz / Ludwig Godefroy Architecture, © Ramiro Chaves
© Ramiro Chaves

© Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves + 26

AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela

22:00 - 8 November, 2018
AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela, via www.rkett.com
via www.rkett.com

via wikiarquitectura © Flickr user Emmanual Hernandez via wikiarquitectura via www.rkett.com + 25

This article was originally published on April 14, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

With the design for Los Manantiales, Felix Candela’s experimental form finding gave rise to an efficient, elegant, and enduring work of structural art. Comprised of four intersecting hypars, a strikingly thin roof surface creates a dramatic dining space. Built as Candela was establishing an international reputation as the foremost shell building, he demonstrated to the world his masterful combination of artistry and technical virtuoso.