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Reforma Towers in Mexico City, Mexico by Richard Meier & Partners

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their new project in Mexico City. The new Reforma Towers will become a dynamic mixed-use development composed of two towers with offices, a hotel, retail space, restaurants and a fitness center.

Mexico City represents one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in Latin America. As the city’s economy continues to thrive, it is Richard Meier & Partners intention to develop a project that is sensitive to the history of Mexico and its rich architectural legacy.

Image Courtesy © Richard Meier & Partners

  • Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Project: Reforma Towers
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design Principals: Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Manager: Ringo Offermann
  • Project Architect: David Ricardo Davila
  • Project Team: Techan Abe, Kevin Browning, Amy DeDonato, John Jourden, Aung Thu Kyaw, Chris Layda, Christopher Lewis, Ian Lotto, Sharon Oh , Giorgio Villa, Sharon Oh, Giorgio Villa.
  • Associate Architect: DiametroArquitectos
  • Major Materials: Aluminum curtain wall, glass, white architectural concrete, pre-cast concrete panels
  • Program: Office, Hotel, Retail, Restaurant, Gym, Parking
  • Building Height Office Tower: 180m
  • Building Height Hotel Tower: 110m
  • Floor Area: 120,000m2 total, 101,500m2 above ground, 48,500 m2 office tower (Above 9th floor), 11,500 m2 hotel tower (Above 9th floor)

Restaurant La Tratto St. Lucia in Parque de Santa Lucia, Mexico by DOX Architects

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: DOX Architects

Image Courtesy © David Emir Cervera Castro

  • Architects: DOX Architects
  • Project: Restaurant La Tratto St. Lucia
  • Location: Parque de Santa Lucia, Mexico
  • Photography: David Emir Cervera Castro
  • Contributors: Arch Mézquita Sandra Hoyos and Arch Abraham Padilla Basto
  • Area: 415m2 of land, 338 m2 of construction.
  • Biennial Category: Restoration.
  • Year: 2013

CASA VEINTIUNO in GUADALAJARA, MEXICO by HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Article source: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

The house is located in a conventional land inside a gated community, west of Guadalajara’s metropolitan area. Is has a north orientation towards the street and south on the back, leaving a free area on the side facing west.

The project begins at the idea of making a house with the minimum ofwalls to feel it completely transparent and openfrom the entry. We decided to make a big hole inside that takes back the old spanish patio, being the protagonist of the residence.

Image Courtesy © CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA

  • Architects: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: CASA VEINTIUNO
  • Location: GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
  • Photography: CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2009
  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2010-2012
  • TEAM: ARQ. ALEJANDRO APONTE GÓMEZ, ARQ. ROBERTO PEÑA RODRÍGUEZ
  • AREA: 541 M2
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad and 3DS max.

MU APARTMENT in MEXICO CITY, MEXICO by Ezequiel Farca

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: Ezequiel Farca

The MU apartment is in an exclusive area of Mexico City. For the design of this space guidelines were taken into account to address specific needs.

The common areas such as the dining room and breakfast share the space along with a window that extends through both areas, the view of the urban landscape that provides the location, distinguishing each use. The bedrooms are neatly located in a private area of the house, benefited by the concept of large windows to appreciate the City of Mexico view.

Image Courtesy © JAIME NAVARRO

  • Architects: Ezequiel Farca
  • Project: MU APARTMENT
  • Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
  • Photography: JAIME NAVARRO
  • PARTICIPATION: INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNITURE.
  • DATE AND LOCATION: MEXICO CITY, 2011
  • AREA: 720 M2
  • PROJECT DIRECTOR: Ezequiel Farca
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Fernanda de la Mora
  • COLABORATORS: Liliana Barrientos, Estefanía Carrete, Luis Velasquez
  • Software used: Autocad

ML House in Guadalajara, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

ML house has been conceived as an architecture that is capable of containig and perpetuating  the spirit of each member of the family; an art form that enhances the day inn, day out with its singular presence and becomes the lively back-drop for the making of the  personal momoire .

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: ML House
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Mito Covarrubias
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, 3dMax
  • Project: 2006
  • Construction: 2007
  • Designers: Agraz Arquitectos SC, Ricardo Agraz, Paolino Di Vece
  • Collaborators: Alberto Tacher, Sara Tamez, Marisol Reynoso, Juan Antonio Jaime, Jessica Magaña, Javier Gutiérrez, Edgar Benítez, Luís Enrique Reynoso
  • Construction: Planeación Integral Constructores, Ing. Rodolfo Ojeda Ezeta
  • Art:Fernando Sandoval, Adrián Guerrero
  • Interior design: Liliana Lavin
  • Industrial design: Cubo 3, Héctor Navarro

SOGA-Sounds of Gaia in Jiutepec, México by casaPublia

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: casaPublia

SOGA, Sounds of Gaia, is a sound healing center located in Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. It accommodates, in a 3,000 sq. m. plot and 1,500 sq. m. construction, an ecumenical forum, temple dedicated to sound, a professional sound recording studio, an outdoors forum, therapy rooms, coffee shop, store, offices and sleeping rooms.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: casaPublia (Pamela Moreno and Patricio Guerrero.)
  • Project: SOGA-Sounds of Gaia
  • Location: Jiutepec, México
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • Collaborator: Jair Valdez, Amaury Sentíes, Geovanna Preciado, Fernando Resendiz, Sebastián Gnaedig, Ernesto Escudero, Jessica Arias, Ernesto Rivera,Paolo González, Lorena Ruiz, Alejandra Hernández, Anna Salcedo, Rodrigo Durán
  • Planning, coordination and construction: PCC Construcción (Hilario Trejo)
  • Structure project: MONCAD (Jorge Cadena), DAE (Juan Felipe Heredia Mellado)
  • Installations: Hydraulic and sanitary project , Modulo Solar (Joaquin Ponce) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Electric project: AIECC co. (Maximino Zárraga) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Acoustics advice and project: Spickatto Studio (Héctor Castañón)
  • Parametric Design: matter (Pablo I. Kobayashi)
  • Materials: Laboratorio de Arquitecura Básica (Arq. Juan Casillas)
  • Landscaping: casaPública (Pamela Moreno Caballero y Patricio D Guerrero), Ambiente Arquitectos (Juan Guerra y Fritz Sigg) , Aspersa (Francisco Arias)
  • Legal: Carlos Olivares
  • Traps: Tenso estructuras
  • Software used: Draftsight and Sketchup.

Project Area

  • Constructed: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)
  • Landscape: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)

Jaime García Terrés Personal Library in Mexico city, Mexico by arquitectura 911sc

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: arquitectura 911sc

The project is part of the City of Books a project by the Mexican Secretary of Culture to acquire the personal book collections of the most relevant Mexican writers and intellectuals of the 20th Century and commissioning architects the design of each personal library to be housed within La Ciudadela, an 18th Century building in the central part of Mexico City.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: arquitectura 911sc
  • Project: Jaime García Terrés Personal Library
  • Location: Mexico city, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro, Moritz Bernoully
  • End of construction: November 2012
  • Design team: Ernesto Lomeli, Ricardo García Santender, Calíope Hernández, Carlos Ledezma, Tania Guerrero
  • Builder: Sackbe 
  • Structure: Izquierdo Ing. y Asociados
  • Client: CONACULTA
  • Built Area: 170 m2  
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, photoshop, illustrator.

HOTEL ROYALTON RIVIERA CANCÚN in Mexico by Zyman&Zyman

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Article source: Zyman&Zyman

Zyman&Zyman finishes ahead of three US firms and one Mexican firm to win invitational competition to design the Hotel Royalton Riviera Cancun of the Blue Diamond Group.

This hotel will involve an estimated investment of US$190 million, a constructed area of 130,000 m2, and more than 1,250 rooms in ten towers with a maximum of four stories each. Building work will begin at the end of this year, and is expected to take 13 months.

Image Courtesy © Zyman&Zyman

  • Architects: Zyman&Zyman
  • Project: HOTEL ROYALTON RIVIERA CANCÚN
  • Location: Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Date: 2013_ design

Areas

  • Plotsize 425,547.56 m2
  • Total constructed area: 132,460.82 m2
  • Communal areas: 4,445.68 m2
  • Outdoor unroofed areas (plazas, roadways, gardens): 43,322.38 m2
  • Swimming pools: 8,369.48 m2
  • Open area: 382,805.73 m2
  • Hotel rooms: 1226 rooms (between 47 m2 and 268 m2)

CASA SIETE in ZAPOPAN, JALISCO, MEXICO by HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Article source: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

The terrain is a flat and raised platform, the house is positioned on a north-south axis generating an extraordinary view towards the west, where almost all views are directed to. On the front there is a steep street, allowing the entries on two different levels: the main level, where the social area of the house is located and the other in the basement, for cars and services. The third level contains the private areas of the house.

Image Courtesy © CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA

  • Architects: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: CASA SIETE
  • Location: ZAPOPAN, JALISCO, MEXICO
  • Photography: CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2009
  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2011-2012
  • TEAM: ARQ. ALEJANDRO APONTE GÓMEZ, ARQ. ANDREA ASSAD ÁLVAREZ
  • AREA: 953 M2

N HOUSE in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

This project, named [ N ] House, was designed to enhance a particular local tradition that is about building the living spaces of a house around a patio, this as a consequence of the client’s request: a couple with two young daughters.

The [ N ] House is based on three levels: garage area is located in the basement together with service areas and a game room. The stairway, attached to the central wall, creates a spatial connection between all these different levels of the house, also acting as the meeting point for dwellers right in the moment when they exit the private rooms.

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: N HOUSE
  • Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Mito Covarrubias
  • Date: Assignment 2004. Construction 2005.
  • Author: Ricardo Agraz.
  • General Contractor: Salvador Aguirre Cordero.
  • Collaborators: Oscar Canovas, Beatriz Ramirez Romero, Alberto Tacher, Sara Tamez.
  • Woodwork: Esteban Gutierrez Velazco.
  • Aluminum: Ventalum.
  • Lighting: Sergio Talancon Crail.
  • Bathrooms: Ramses Galindo.
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, 3dMax
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