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Casa 3 in Acapulco, México by At103

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: At103

The Project consists on the restoration and enlargement of an existing house in the old part of the city of Acapulco, Mexico. In the 50’s and 60’s, Acapulco was a Hollywood Town, full of glamour and money, where all the rich and famous— from John Wayne to John F Kennedy and Maria Felix—would meet, where good taste and modern architecture blended with the beautiful landscape of the bay and the cliffs. This has changed over the last decades: the city grew old, and no new infrastructure emerged, except in the classic area, to preserve its former contemporary city atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Frida Escobedo & Adolfo Pardo

Image Courtesy © Frida Escobedo & Adolfo Pardo

  • Architects: At103, Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua
  • Project: Casa 3
  • Location: Acapulco, México
  • Photography: Frida Escobedo, Adolfo Pardo
  • Design Team: Jorge Vazquez, Aida Hurtado
  • Area: 600 m2
  • Year of Project: 2006
  • Year of Construction: 2007

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Casa de Invierno in Jilotepec, Mexico by Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

A conservatory for plants and people; a lookout onto the garden and the night sky, sheltered from the elements. This extension to a rural retreat offers space for a growing family with a living room and special space for growing and enjoying plants from other climates. The light and transparent building is organized into five glass-panelled rooms, finish off with utility areas in two Stone volumes.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa de Invierno
  • Location: Jilotepec, Estado de Mexico
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: SketchUp

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Casa Gallardo in Mexico DF, Mexico by AT103

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: AT103 

Located in one of the most important historical areas in Mexico City, on a narrow site (7.00 x 25.00 meters) that has an entrance to another site at the end, this house responds to the specific characteristics and legal constrains of its milieu.

After different volumetric studies, one on solar impact determined that the house be transformed from one with a single-line body into an S-shaped one. The S shape allowed for the permeable area of the house to be distributed between two patios; it also generated, at the same time, an open area and light and ventilation inlets.

Image Courtesy ©   FitoPardo

Image Courtesy © FitoPardo

  • Architects: AT103
  • Project: Casa Gallardo
  • Location: Mexico DF, Mexico
  • Photography: FitoPardo
  • Project Architects: Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo
  • Team: Tiberio Wallentin, NicolasTetu, Hanni Paz, Aida Hurtado
  • Project: 2008
  • M2300 

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CASA-TERRACE in Limón, Mexico by Villar Watty Arquitectos

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Article source: Villar Watty Arquitectos 

The Division “Lemon” is located in the area of Lake Chapala, famous for having one of the best climates in the world, with mountain scenery and a close relationship with the lake.

In a plot of 962 m2 with a significant slope and a clear visual axis (mountain-lake), the house-terrace arises from the need for a weekend residence eventually acquire a permanent character for a retired couple who could entertaining and an outdoor space which is required by way of terrace or tejaban.

Image Courtesy ©  Diego Serratos

Image Courtesy © Diego Serratos

  • Architects: Villar Watty Arquitectos
  • Project: CASA-TERRACE
  • Location: Limón, Mexico
  • Photography: Diego Serratos
  • Year of construction: 2012
  • Built area: 263.0 m²
  • Materiality: Concrete, wood
  • Project Architects: Gerardo Alberto Villar Villar and Watty Watty
  • Design Team: Daniel Villanueva, Paola Garcia.
  • Collaborators: Structural Design: TADE structural design Construction: Enrique Sahagun.

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Coral House in Veracruz, México by Gerardo Ars Arquitectura

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source: Gerardo Ars Arquitectura

The essence of the house was to reflect the identity cheerful and festive of the client, and to show their close relationship with their roots and culture. The result, a house that is distinct in the neighborhood with overwhelming personality.

Located in a densely populated neighborhood of the city and surrounded by homes without architectural design, this project breaks the monotony of the site, give a new twist to the neighborhood and promote the interest of its inhabitants to explore a different, innovative architecture.

Image Courtesy ©  Gerardo Robles Sánchez.

Image Courtesy © Gerardo Robles Sánchez.

  • Architects: Gerardo Ars Arquitectura
  • Project: Coral House
  • Location: Veracruz, México
  • Photography: Gerardo Robles Sánchez.
  • DATE: Project: 2013. Construction: 2014
  • Principal Architect: Gerardo Robles Sanchez.
  • Collaborators: Fernando Ramírez Lara, Pedro Osorio Pérez
  • AREA: Plot: 180 m2. Constructed area: 150 m2
  • Structural: Ing. Carlos Caballero
  • MATERIALS: Concrete, durock and aluminium.

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Zacatitos 03 in Baja California Sur, Mexico by Campos Leckie Studio

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Article source: Campos Leckie Studio

This project is the third of a series of desert dwelling prototypes that comprise an ongoing body of research into off-grid living in a relatively extreme climate. All three research sites are located in the remote community of Los Zacatitos, in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Image Courtesy © John Sinal

Image Courtesy © John Sinal

  • Architects: Campos Leckie Studio
  • Project: Zacatitos 03
  • Location: Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Photography: John Sinal
  • Completed: 2011
  • Project Type: New Construction
  • Size: 3800sf

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Nuevo Continente Pre-school in Celaya, Mexico by Miguel Montor

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Miguel Montor

As a follow-up of the master renovation plan for the Nuevo Continente School, campus Queretaro, comes the opportunity for this new exercise which corresponds to the pre-school building.

It is one of the key pieces for the school’s image, since it is not only the pre-school building, but it is the piece through which people enter the complex. It is also the direct contact with the city, taking full dialogue with the urban strip, which, though shy, is already present all the way to this side of the city.

Image Courtesy © Moritz Bernoully - Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Moritz Bernoully – Onnis Luque

  • Architects: Miguel Montor
  • Project: Nuevo Continente Pre-school
  • Location: Celaya, Mexico
  • Photography: Moritz Bernoully – Onnis Luque
  • Promoter: Fabric – Lorenzo Farfán.
  • Structural Design: Juan José Larios.
  • Constructor: Juvencio Álvarez.
  • Landscape: Entorno – Hugo Sánchez y Tonatiuh Martínez.
  • Year: 2012.
  • Project area: 1700m²

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Ming House in Monterrey, Mexico by LGZ Taller de arquitectura

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Article source: LGZ Taller de arquitectura

The design of the house generates a perception of spaciousness well above the square meters of actual construction. Each one of the generated spaces follow the priority of extending the sight lines: the long entrance corridor that elongates through a linear garden outside; the long stairs that links the second level with the first one and continues towards the length of the swimming pool; every distributing zone visually reaching a perspective of the inner patio.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: LGZ Taller de arquitectura
  • Project: Ming House
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada
  • Project architects: Lena de la Torre, Oscar Fdo. Mendoza L.
  • Collaborators: Laura Javier, Jimena García
  • Area: 257m2
  • Year: 2014
  • Art: René Almanza

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Tous Office in Mexico City, Mexico by Grupo Arquitech

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Article source: Grupo Arquitech

Located in the north of Mexico City, these offices were conceptualized as a central glass patio that wraps a command element, created by natural wood brackets that surround the curved glass containing the office public uses. This item works as a focal point, as seen from any point and relates each of the parts of the office.

The lighting becomes an ornamental and dominant element. Merged with wood and glass, reflects a modern elegant and natural environment in all its rooms.

Image Courtesy ©  Paul Czitrom

Image Courtesy © Paul Czitrom

  • Architects: Grupo Arquitech (Arq. Juan José Sánchez-Aedo L.)
  • Project: Tous Office
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Paul Czitrom
  • EXTENTION: 370 m2
  • COLABORATION: Arq. Alejandro Viniegra
  • CONSTRUCTION: Arquitech Constructora
  • DATE: 2007

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DOWNTOWN LA PAZ in Baja California Sur, México by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Article source: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Downtown La Paz is a new touristic and commercial development designed and built by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea. It is located in the Mexican city with the same name, which is also the capital of Baja California Sur, right in the southern part of the Baja California peninsula with more than 250 thousand inhabitants.

Image Courtesy © ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Image Courtesy © ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

  • Architects: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Project: DOWNTOWN LA PAZ
  • Location: Baja California Sur, México
  • Architects in change: Arq. José Lew Kirsch, Arq. Bernardo Lew Kirsch
  • Area: 5000 sq m
  • Construction: 10 000 sq m

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