Delfino Lozano transforms traditional Guadalajara house into light-filled family home

Architect Delfino Lozano has modernised a house in the Mexican city of Guadalajara by rearranging the living spaces so they look onto a pair of brick-paved courtyards. Lozano worked closely with the property’s owners to reorganise the house, located in a central suburb of Guadalajara near the neo-gothic Templo Expiatorio cathedral, to create light spaces for

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Concrete latticework and two courtyards filter light into Mexican house by Delfino Lozano

Architect Delfino Lozano has completed this house in Zapopan, Mexico, featuring decorative concrete screens, a pair of brick-paved courtyards and cool-blue walls. Designed for a family of four, Casa Azul occupies a 300-square-metre rectangular plot in the city – part of the Guadalajara metropolitan area – with neighbours abutting its longer northern and southern sides.

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Grey peristyle supports Guadalajara residence by Santoscreativos

Rows of columns surround flexible spaces on the ground floor of this house in Guadalajara by Mexican firm Santoscreatives, and support boxy volumes above. Santoscreativos collaborated with local architecture firm V Taller to design Puerta Lomas House. The residence is constructed from poured concrete that is painted a dusty brown, and has a series of

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FR-EE plans Hyperloop corridor to create Mexican “megalopolis”

A team led by Fernando Romero’s Mexican studio FR-EE has won a competition to design a Hyperloop high-speed transport line, which will link urban areas from Mexico City to Guadalajara. The Mexloop is set to become one of the world’s first Hyperloop corridors, and will connect central Mexico’s major metropolises to form a “megalopolis”. FR-EE

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Abraham Cota Paredes’ inward-looking Cave House features huge window to tree-planted atrium

Behind the white walls of this house in Mexico, architect Abraham Cota Paredes has carved out a courtyard and added a huge window to offer views of a tree planted inside. The Mexican architect designed The Cave for a family living in Guadalajara, a city in Mexico’s Jalisco state that has become a hotspot for young architects. The home takes the

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Angled louvres shade glass skyscraper in Guadalajara by Sordo Madelano Arquitectos

Mexican firm Sordo Madelano Arquitectos has stacked offset volumes that contain a hotel and office spaces to form a tower in Guadalajara. Torre Américas 1500 is the first building to complete as part of a complex off Américas Avenue, one of the principle highways in Guadalajara – which is emerging as Mexico’s architecture hotspot. Tasked

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Guadalajara offers “extraordinary opportunities very early” for young architects

Guadalajara is emerging as Mexico’s architecture hotspot, as young firms forgo Mexico City for better chances to test ideas and stand out. Contemporary Mexican architecture is still often associated with modernists like Luis Barragán, whose colourful surfaces and emotive spaces ensured a place for the country in the 20th-century architectural history books. But now Mexico

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