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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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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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This white-concrete guest house in the Mexican resort of Tulum is surrounded by dense tropical foliage, which can be viewed from above thanks to a large roof terrace. Opening this month, Tulum Treehouse was designed by local firm CO-LAB Design Office as a five-bedroom private guest retreat nestled among the dense mangrove jungle and array
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White blocks containing guest accommodation appear to float on expansive reflecting pools at this minimalist Mexican hotel by Taller Aragonés. Hotel Mar Adentro sits on the coast of San José del Cabo, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The popular resort has myriad accommodation options, including the Drift San Jose boutique hotel.
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Brickwork panels alternate with gaps up the sides of this housing project in Mexico City, which local firm HGR Arquitectos has organised around a line of patios at the centre. Named after a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the Emiliano Zapata 167 apartment block is located in the sprawling city’s south-central Portales Norte neighbourhood.
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Bedrooms at this holiday villa in the Mexican resort of Tulum open onto expansive terraces overlooking the tropical forest and beach. Casa Xixim serves as a fully rentable guesthouse for large groups. It was squeezed onto a thin site by New York studio Specht Architects, which created a contemporary architectural aesthetic with white walls, timber
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Hidden amongst the palm tress in Mexico, lies the Tulum Treehouse. A private house available for rent featuring the all the elements of your dream home… A living area big enough for a Broad City marathon with all your friends (and their friends), multiple oversized terraces, enough indoor-outdoor dining areas to take your pick, and […]
To build the walls of this house in Mexico City, architecture firm ASP took soil excavated from the site and turned it into blocks. Arquitectura Sergio Portill (ASP) designed the Cumbres House for a plot in the Cumbres de Santa Fe housing development, in the southwest of the sprawling metropolis. During construction, soil that was
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Whitewashed walls provide backdrops for cacti and frame ocean views at this boutique hotel in Mexico, by Austin architecture firm Lake Flato and designer Liz Lambert. Hotel San Cristóbal Baja overlooks the white sand beach on the coast of Todos Santos, in Mexico’s Baja California Sur state. Located a three-mile bike ride from the town,
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A natural finish made from tree sap covers this compact summer house on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, which has plenty of hammocks for relaxing in the shade. Designed by local architect David Cervera, El Palmar is sits within a grove of palms in Chuburná – a narrow barrier island north of Mérida. The home measures just
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Pale mud bricks, teak wood and a textured black coating are all used to front this house in Mexico City, which architecture studio DCPP has designed around a pair of patios. Casa Campestre 107 is located in the city’s San Angel Inn neighbourhood, where the local studio has completed another residence around a network of courtyard gardens. This time, the architects
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Guests staying in the minimal rooms at this small hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico, can also dine from on-site food carts, sample local booze and shop products by Mexican designers. The Drift San Jose hotel sits in the historic centre of San José del Cabo, a resort town at the southern tip of the Baja
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Architecture studio DCPP has slotted huge windows between the concrete walls of this long, low house in Mexico to offer residents views of a golf course and mountains. Casa Paraíso is located near the Cuernavaca – the capital city of Mexican state Morelos – at the Paraíso Country Club, providing a city lawyer with a weekend retreat. Mexico City-based DCPP designed the 350-square-metre,
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Architecture studio MAPmx has unveiled an office tower in Mexico City with huge concrete walls that appear to be pulled apart at the corners. The local architects designed Chapultepec 500 with the aim to reinvigorate its location on Avenida Chapultepec – one of Mexican capital’s main thoroughfares. To achieve this, MAPmx placed the building on four concrete “legs” with curved edges
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Architect Abraham Cota Parades has designed ‘The Cave’ with family life in mind. Despite a perhaps deceptive name, the property’s interior is filled with natural light and multi-purpose open spaces, perfect for family gatherings and shared activi…
A prominent art dealer has turned an estate once owned by infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar into luxury accommodation filled with items from his collection. Located in the Mexican beach resort of Tulum, Casa Malca was renovated and turned into a hotel by New York-based Lio Malca – who deals contemporary works by the likes
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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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US President Donald Trump has suggested that his controversial wall proposed for the country’s border with Mexico could be covered with solar panels, to provide cheap energy and help foot the bill. Trump told supporters at a rally in Iowa last Wednesday that he was the one who came up with the plan. “Pretty good
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An oval stone wall encloses brick and timber volumes that offer varying levels of privacy and connection with the gardens at the centre of this courthouse in Pátzcuaro, Mexico, by Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo. The courthouse was designed by Rocha and Carrillo’s architecture studio in response to a requirement to update all of Mexico’s justice facilities so that
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Stained white walls, black-framed windows and roof gardens surround a courtyard overflowing with greenery in this house in Mexico City, which architect Andres Stebelski has overhauled for an artist. While renovating the U-shaped residence in the old Tacubaya area of the Mexican capital, Stebelski was struck by the fact that the rooms were arranged around a central patio that they had
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Elevated walls with marble slats form a canopy above the terrace and swimming pool of this house, which Tescala Architects has based on the natural surroundings in Yucatán, Mexico. Casa Chaaltun is located in a gated community in the north of Merida, the capital of the Mexican state of the Yucatán – known for its Mayan ruins.
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Vieyra Arquitectos has completed a compound in Mexico’s Valle de Bravo, building a quartet of houses for each member of a growing family around a central villa. The project is located in the centre of Mexico, roughly one hundred kilometres east of the capital. A couple with four children occupied an existing home on the property,
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Guests at an eco-hotel in Tulum, Mexico, can spend the night in a sculptural treehouse that overlooks expanses of green jungle and turquoise sea. The Treehouse suite is the latest addition to Papaya Playa Project – a resort operated by Design Hotels that stretches almost a kilometre along the Riviera Maya, between white sandy beach and
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The black frames of two panoramic windows protrude from one wing of this clay-covered house in Mexico City, which extends over a sloping driveway to shelter a parking space. Mexican architect Andres Stebelski designed the 500-square-metre family residence for a for a square plot of land, which he split in two to create a garden in the southern half of the
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Clay bricks that form a pixellated pattern clad this Mexican house, which AS/D Asociación de Diseño has arranged around a cactus tree. The Mezquites house is located in the city of San Miguel de Allende, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The Mexican studio designed the home as a series of volumes to accommodate the existing cactus tree in
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These renderings by visualisation studio VER depict a board-marked concrete house with factory-like glazing, which Mexican architecture studio Lázaro is planning to build in the city of Uruapan. The board-marked concrete structure, which Lázaro expects to begin building later this year, will be wedged between two existing buildings on a long and narrow site in the city’s Magdalena neighbourhood. The
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Known for his clean, awe-inspiring minimalist designs, architect Alberto Campo Baeza has filled an outstanding residence in Monterrey, Mexico with golden light.
Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for a residential complex on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, based on traditional Mayan design and surrounded by tropical woodland. The London-based firm designed the Alai complex for a strip of land between the sea and a lagoon near Cancún, a hugely popular tourist destination on Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula. The aim is to
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Evelop Arquitectura has created a white hillside house where glazing fully opens onto lavender bushes and a verdant garden, against the backdrop of central Mexico’s rolling terrain. House S1 is situated in the hills of Zibatá, a small city in the central Mexican province of Querétaro. Recessing the two-storey residence into an incline, the Mexican
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Mexico and the US celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in 1862. To mark the occasion, we’ve pulled together five of the country’s best contemporary museum buildings, including projects by Toyo Ito and David Chipperfield. Museo Soumaya by FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE completed this
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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For some architects, the decision not to bid for Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall is easy. But Aaron Betsky questions whether working the project is as unethical as it first seems in this Opinion column. “For us it is very simple. We are a small firm and we all agree. We are not going to
This monochrome dwelling in central Mexico was organised around a mesquite tree by BAG Arquitectura. The two-storey Casa Mezquite residence encompasses four bedrooms, and was completed in 2015 in the town of Aguascalientes. “The entire layout of the house gravitates around the mesquite tree, thus making it the foremost element within this architectural project,” said
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Companies from both sides of the US-Mexico border have defended their decision to submit proposals for Donald Trump’s wall, saying they do not see any ethical issues. Responses to the US Department of Homeland Security’s call for proposals are beginning to surface, and a handful of the architects and contractors behind the designs have spoken
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Building around a metal frame placed into ruins of a former engine room, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura has created a contemporary dining lounge in the tropics of Mexico. The Ixi’im Restaurant is situated in an old textile factory in Chocholá, 70 kilometres inland from the Yucatan peninsula’s Gulf Coast. The facility was once a flourishing producer of agave-derived
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Mexican firm Intersticial Arquitectura has built a home on the outskirts of Querétaro, using local materials such as light-coloured bricks, rough masonry blocks, and an exposed concrete frame. Casa Zirahuen is a 350-square-metre residence built on a deep, narrow plot. The two-storey building encompasses four bedrooms, and is named after the street it is built
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Tequila-fuelled parties can be held at this social venue, created by Mexican firm Quince Cuarenta Arquitectura for a distillery in Jalisco, while quieter sampling sessions take place underneath. The Terraza Destilería is tucked away within a distillery complex in the town of Tequila, from which the popular alcoholic drink made from the local agave plant
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Architecture firm Zeller & Moye has outfitted an old residence with a sprawling rooftop garden, serving as a getaway within a crowded neighbourhood in the Mexican capital. Previously a dilapidated Art Deco townhouse, Case Verne stands in the centre of the Mexican capital and was overhauled by the firm – which has offices locally and
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Mexican architecture studio Arqmov Workshop has overhauled a V-shaped industrial building by adding a patterned facade, windows that angle outward and a prominent entrance on the pointy corner. Triangulo Corona is located in Naucalpan, on the outskirts of Mexico City. It is situated within an industrial area dotted with warehouses, street markets and modest homes.
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This home surrounded by lush greenery in Mexico City pays homage to the aesthetics of modernism, and includes raw materials such as volcanic stone, exposed concrete and steel columns. Casa Sierra Fría is a four-bedroom residence located in the western portion of the Mexican capital, in a neighbourhood known as Lomas de Chapultepec. It was
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US President Donald Trump’s first budget plan includes a sizeable downpayment on his promised wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico. Revealed yesterday, Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget calls for $2.6 billion to be spent on “tactical infrastructure” and other security technology at the border, with $2 billion reserved for the construction of
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This concrete home shaded by a wooden screen by Chilean architects Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido is elevated off the ground, allowing plants to grow underneath the structure. Called Casa Roel, the family dwelling was designed in collaboration with Mexican architect Isaac Broid. The home is designed for a couple with two young children and
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The tender for President Donald Trump’s Mexico border wall has been amended, with more details added about the design requirements and the deadline for submissions extended. The US Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection updated its notice to give bidders more information about the project, and due to a “revision of strategy” based
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Floor-to-ceiling glazing retracts to open up the interiors of this concrete home in Mexico City, designed by local firm JJRR/Arquitectura. The 600-square-metre property is located in a residential zone, on a site the architects described as a privileged point from which the horizon can be seen to the west. JJRR/Arquitectura elevated Casa Caucaso 1.3 metres
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US president Donald Trump is speeding ahead with his plans to build the controversial wall along the country’s border with Mexico, with a deadline for prototype proposals set for early next month. Last week, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a notice outlining its intent to open calls for the design and construction of
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US president Donald Trump has vowed to lower the cost of the wall he plans to build along the country’s border with Mexico by using a cheap design. Trump suggested that his involvement in the design of the controversial wall would help to bring down the estimated $21 billion (£16.8 billion) it will take to
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A patchwork of patterned, fibreglass panels wraps the exterior of this three-storey boutique for fashion brand Massimo Dutti, designed by Mexican firm Sordo Madaleno Architects. Encompassing 15,608 square feet (1,450 square metres), the store is situated along Presidente Masaryk Avenue, one of the most prestigious streets in Mexico City. The thoroughfare has undergone a renovation in recent
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Mexican studios André Escobar Arquitectos and Taller Arquitectónica have completed a pitched-roof home that sits atop a stone plinth in the woods of Tapalpa, a small town in the western state of Jalisco. Two families share the three-storey Casa PE, and an annex pavilion can accommodate extra guests. “Each family has their own private areas,
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Mexico-City based Architecture studio, PRODUCTORA, has made climate bearable for a golf club community in Chihuahua, Mexico. On a descending landscape, the team has planted a 375-square-meter angular house –literally into the slope– to use mother nature’s soil thermal mass. With the rural city’s temperature ranging from minus ten in the winter to a searing […]
Cadaval & Sola-Morales has used stone walls, a swooping concrete roof and large expanses of glazing to frame mountain views from this weekend retreat outside Mexcio City. The practice, which has offices in Spain as well as Mexico, designed MA House for a site just outside Tepoztlán – a small town 60 kilometres south of Mexcio City – where it provides
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This urban housing block by Mexican architecture studio Arqmov Workshop features a wood screen that was influenced by slatted boxes used to carry vegetables. Called Just Be, the building sits within in Mexico City’s vibrant Colonia Conde neighbourhood, known for its commercial activity and cultural venues. The 1940s Bella Época theatre – an icon in the
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This urban residential building by Arqmov Workshop features a faceted facade sheathed in a patchwork of vibrant laminate panels and large windows framed in black metal. The residential project – called ColiRoma OneHundredTwentyEight – is located in Mexico City. It is situated within the popular district of Roma Norte, known for its galleries, clubs and restaurants. Encompassing
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This 2016 built concrete pavilion can be booked as a holiday home. It is situated on the outskirts of Mexico City near the Tepoztlan mountain.
Mexico City architects Francisco Pardo and Julio Amezcua have added an architectural “prosthesis” on top of a dilapidated brick residence to turn the building into offices and a co-working space. The 19th-century house is located at Havre 77, in the central Juárez neighbourhood of the Mexican capital, just south of the Paseo de la Reforma
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Mexican studio Intersticial Arquitectura has renovated a dilapidated structure in a formerly industrial part of Queretaro, exposing structural elements and using simple construction techniques. Now housing a combined residence and workspace, the building was originally erected in the 1980s and was in need of repairs. Rather than tearing down the 160-square-metre building, the architects opted to renovate it. “The building
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Miami firm DOMO Architecture + Design has created renderings that show a series of landscaped features along the border between the USA and Mexico instead of a fence or wall. The Beautifying the Border project suggests a series of landscaped features that the studio hopes would be less imposing than the present setup. “Currently, there
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The stark white surfaces that dominate this minimal house in Monterrey, Mexico, are interrupted by a golden wall that elevates the quality of light inside. Designed by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza with local firm GLR Arquitectos, the home is named Domus Aurea – Latin for “golden house”. Behind its blank facades sits a double-height
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A mid-century concrete structure in the heart of Mexican City has been renovated and extended to accommodate a contemporary art gallery. Architect Max von Werz created a home for OMR Gallery within the brutalist-style building in the city’s Roma neighbourhood, just a short distance from its previous space. “After 30 years in a turn-of-the-century Porfirian villa, the contemporary
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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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Located in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, the church designed by Moneo Brock arches into the sky in a number of crystal-like projections. Situated in the new urban center of the city, ‘El señor de la misericordia’ faces a dramatic mountain landscape. An example of undoubtedly modern architecture, the church can house up to 350 […]
These new images by photographer Rory Gardiner capture the striking sawtooth form of the Mexico City gallery designed by architect David Chipperfield to host one of the largest modern art collections in Latin America. Completed in 2013 and located in Mexico City’s Nuevo Polanco, Museo Jumex is David Chipperfield Architects’ first building in Latin America. It was recently named as one of six projects on the
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Rather than building a wall along Mexico’s border as suggested by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, Mexican firm Legorreta has created a terminal and bridge that make the crossing quicker. Legorreta’s Cross Border Xpress (CBX) bridges Otay, USA, and Tijuana, Mexico – between the existing San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings. Clad in bold purple panelling, the 14,788-square-foot
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The Mexico City home and studio of Mexican sculptor Pedros Reyes and his fashion-designer wife Carla Fernandez features crazy paving floors, as well as a staircase and double-height library rendered in coarse concrete. Fernandez and Reyes, who trained as an architect before moving into contemporary art, designed the house for a plot in Coyoacán – a borough
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These new images by British photographer Edmund Sumner show the fluted concrete structure of the Museo Internacional del Barroco in Mexico, which is designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. White concrete walls curl around a courtyard at the centre of the museum, which hosts a collection of baroque art ranging from painting and sculpture to fashion and architecture. Galleries set behind the
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Each apartment in this crisply detailed concrete and glass block in Mexico City features a full-width balcony lined with sliding glass doors. The Rodin 33 building was designed by local architect Carlos Marín and takes its name from the street on which it is located in the Mexican capital. A narrow plot dictated the dimensions of
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Mexican firm Estudio 3.14 has visualised the “gorgeous perversity” of US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the countries’ border. In response to the controversial proposal, a group of interns at the Guadalajara-based studio came up with a conceptual design that would celebrate Mexico’s architectural heritage. The giant solid barrier would
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Cadaval & Sola-Morales has converted a derelict block in Mexico City’s La Roma neighbourhood into apartments, offices and shops set around a courtyard with white staircases and trailing planting. The Spain- and Mexico-based practice carved out an atrium at the centre of the disused building named CH-Reurbano to give residents, workers and shoppers access to an open-air space. The courtyard features exposed
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Mexican-American firm Gracia Studio has completed a single-family home in the city of Tijuana that comprises a weathering-steel volume perched atop a monolithic concrete ground floor. The four-bedroom Casa GS is located only a few kilometres from the US border. The ground floor of the 290-square-foot (30-square-metre) home was built using board-formed concrete. The material
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This film created for design video channel Nowness gives a tour around legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s last house – a bachelor pad turned family home in Mexico City. Barragán came out of retirement to design Casa Gilardi for Pancho Gilardi and Martin Luque, who owned an advertising agency in Mexico City. Completed in 1976,
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