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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Google in Mexico City, Mexico by SPACE

 
April 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SPACE

Juan Carlos Baumgartner was born in Mexico City, in 1972. He attended the School of Architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico for his bachelor’s degree. With his thesis, Day Care Center for Alzheimer’s patients, he was the first pupil to graduate with his proposed thesis built and culminated in the regular period of time.

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  • Architects: SPACE  (Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Jimena Fernández Navarra )
  • Project: Google
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Eric Velazquez
  • DESIGN TEAM: Ramiro Pulido, Ricardo Hernández
  • LIGHTING: LUA
  • DATE OF COMPLETION: April 2013
  • Area ( m²): 650
  • Completion year: 2013

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He subsequently studied a specialty in Art History, at the University of California, Berkeley, a graduate course in Interior Design, at UNAM’s School of Architecture, and a graduate course in Industrial Design at the Domus Academy, in Milan.

While collaborating with various offices of architecture in Mexico City, he won the second place in the V International Contest for Young Architects organized by the IUA in France, and the first place in the National Architecture Competition Five lines, a point, at Querétaro.

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As a result of the above, several job offers abroad came up, one of them in Space, a design firm with the closest approach to his  conception of architecture. His career at Space Chicago began in 1996, as an associate architect, in 1997 as Director of Design and, one year after, as director of all of Space’s branches. In the following two years he won the Award of the French Section of the International Union of Architects, in Perpignan, France, he was finalist in the 12th Membrane Design Competition “Station for a small city” in Tokyo, Japan, and finalist in the International Contest: Of water and ground, in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Given the need to follow up the Latin American market and parallel to the growth of Space outside the United States, Baumgartner founded Space Mexico – Latin America in 1999, with its headquarters in Mexico City.

Juan Carlos won the first place in the contest “Ambiguos Object” in Milan, Italy, with the design of a furniture line for the Italian company Capellini, leaders of furniture design in Europe. As a result of the contest, Baumgartner’s designs are under production process and exhibited at the Furniture Fair, in Milan.

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Architect Baumgartner, in collaboration with Space Mexico, undertakes projects not only in Mexico, but also in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Within his work portfolio he has got multiple projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and in Mexico.

In recent years he has taken part in more than 30 international competitions, having being distinguished with several awards both in Mexico and abroad.

Architect Baumgartner has been Professor of architectural design in the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico State Campus.

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Image Courtesy © Eric Velazquez

Image Courtesy © Eric Velazquez

Image Courtesy © Eric Velazquez

Image Courtesy © Eric Velazquez

Image Courtesy © Eric Velazquez

Image Courtesy © Eric Velazquez

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