Michael Jantzen’s imaginary Chapel For New Mexico is open to all religions

US artist and designer Michael Jantzen has envisioned a non-denominational chapel in New Mexico, featuring a series of gabled frames that stretch up to the sky to represent its “openness to all”. The conceptual Chapel For New Mexico is imagined for a location near the US state’s capital city Sante Fe, which the designer describes

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Red wall cuts through New Mexico house by Archaeo

New Mexico-based firm Archaeo has completed a low-slung home traversed by a bright red wall in the desert close to Santa Fe. The contemporary home is designed to embrace its desert landscape and natural terrain of the Galisteo Basin Preserve, a residential development that focuses on sustainability and responsible land stewardship. “There is a low

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SHoP extends Santa Fe art gallery with folded aluminium corner

For the renovation of contemporary art gallery SITE Santa Fe, New York-based SHoP Architects has added a pair of pointed courtyards wrapped with diamond-patterned perforated aluminium. SHoP Architects renovated and extended SITE Sante Fe’s former beer warehouse building to create extra gallery spaces, a new public entrance, and indoor and outdoor spaces for its growing audience. Two extensions

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New Mexico home by Mollhaus takes cues from adobe architecture and desert terrain

In an arid region known for its traditional adobe architecture, American studio Mollhaus has created a home for an artist with exterior walls that are coated in earthen-hued stucco. The Rodin Residence is situated in Taos, a picturesque town in northern New Mexico that has long attracted artists. The region is dotted with pueblo-style buildings

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Specht Architects orients recessed New Mexico house towards desert vistas

Glazing at this concrete Santa Fe home by American studio Specht Architects offers expansive views of distant mountains, while casting shadow patterns across interior walls. The Sundial House is situated on landscape characteristic of northern New Mexico towns – undulating, arid terrain reaching toward nearby mountains. To comply with the region’s height restrictions for buildings, the architects built

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Borders are “primitive” limits says designer of US-Mexico binational city

London Design Biennale 2016: architect Fernando Romero has unveiled plans for a binational city spanning the US-Mexico border, amid Donald Trump’s calls for a wall to be built between the two countries (+ slideshow). Romero’s Border City presents a utopian vision for a city with dual nationality, where people and goods could move more freely across the US-Mexico More

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Tadao Ando’s Cerro Pelon Ranch for Tom Ford shown in dramatic architectural film

A promotional movie has been released to entice potential buyers for a massive ranch in New Mexico that features buildings by Japanese architect Tadao Ando (+ movie). Called Cerro Pelon Ranch, the property encompasses more than 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) in northern New Mexico and features a meandering river, cottonwood trees and grazing pastures. It More

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SHoP Architects unveils Navajo-inspired expansion plans for SITE Santa Fe gallery

New York-based SHoP Architects has revealed plans for a major extension of the SITE Santa Fe gallery in New Mexico, featuring a textured facade that takes its cues from traditional Navajo patterns (+ slideshow). The new wing will more than double the size of the gallery’s existing facilities, creating just under 15,000 square feet (1,400 square metres) of […]

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