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Capilla del Lago in Michoacan, México by Divece Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Article source: Divece Arquitectos

The architectonic concept for this ecumenical chapel  is that  the countless  columns  that  disorderly support  the  rectangular roof  for the chapel, are conceived as an analogy of a group of    filaments that,  when lit with the proper energy,  can illuminate our earthly  lives  with a  glimpse of  heavenly light.

Capilla 02 : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

  • Architects: Divece Arquitectos
  • Project: Capilla del Lago
  • Location: Zamora, Michoacan, México
  • Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona
  • Architect: Paolino Di Vece
  • Co-workers: Divece arquitectos
  • Year: 2010
  • Cunstructed Area: 348.21m2

Capilla 04 : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

According to Pythagoras “this world is false and illusive, a turbid medium in which the rays of heavenly light are broken and obscured in mist and darkness”.[1]

On the other hand, Mother Teresa tells us that through constant prayer we can become an instrument of the divine light that illuminates the world.

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

The filaments of the light bulbs are useless if they are not energized.
You, me, are filaments.
The energy is God.
We have the possibility of letting this energy pass through ourselves and let it utilize us in order to produce light for the world
”. [2]

[1] Bertrand Russel, A History of Western Philosophy,  Simon&Schuster,  U.S.A. 2007 pp.32

[2] José Luis Gonzalez-Balado, Madre Teresa ORAR, pensamiento espiritual,  Planeta. España 2011 pp.25

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

This ecumenical chapel takes advantage of its central position within the residential development to remind its users that spiritual life has become a forgotten priority in our everyday activities; the chapel takes the central stage of the development  in order to emphasize the possibility of making the act of praying a useful habit that cannot only help each one of its inhabitants find their  own path in life, but also to help everyone of them become an energized filament which produces light for the world.

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

This chapel is configured as a lightweight structure, almost ephemeral, that makes itself accessible for everyone at anytime; the chapel dissolves its boundaries in order to impregnate itself of its immediate surroundings and becomes a semi transparent object difficult to idealize. This building performs as  a character that acts under the effects of  light, that changes with sunlight, that becomes enhanced by its users and celebrates its mission as a catalyst of the  everyday activities  proper of this residential development.

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

Furthermore, spirituality is no longer a luxury for a few, that can only be achieved through a scheduled visit to a sacred site, but it could become a usual state of mind that transforms our everyday lives and becomes one positive influence for the world that surrounds its users.

Alzado frontal : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

immediate surroundings and becomes a semi transparent object difficult to idealize. This building performs as  a character that acts under the effects of  light, that changes with sunlight, that becomes enhanced by its users and celebrates its mission as a catalyst of the  everyday activities  proper of this residential development.

Alzado lateral : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

Furthermore, spirituality is no longer a luxury for a few, that can only be achieved through a scheduled visit to a sacred site, but it could become a usual state of mind that transforms our everyday lives and becomes one positive influence for the world that surrounds its users.

Planta baja : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

Seccion B : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona


Casa LH in Jalisco, Mexico by Divece Arquitectos

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Divece Arquitectos 

The architectonic concept for this residential project is to propose a composition that is achieved by the proper manipulation of “contrasts in balance”; an architecture that is generated as a response to the particularities of the site, the adequate solution for the programmatic family needs, but most important, inspired by the deep motivation for the search of the supreme well being of its inhabitants.

Image Courtesy Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Divece Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa LH
  • Location: Zapopan, Jalisco. México
  • Photography:  Mito Covarrubias
  • Architect: Paolino Di Vece
  • Co-workers: Edgar Benítez Rivera, Noemí Valdivia.
  • Year: 2010
  • Constructed Area: 661m2


Roberto Cantoral Music Hall in Coyoacán, Mexico by Broissin Architects

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Article source: Broissin Architects

Inspired in the movement of a conductor´s baton, the building design is composed of five concrete roofs moving up and down in harmony to give shape, space and light to the project. Each roof represents a staff´s line, always straight, constant and parallel.

We are looking forward to create a project that lives for the site trees as these will live as a part of it. We cannot think about a dark and traditional concert hall when the project is being developed in a forest area with huge and old trees.

Main Facade (2) : Image Courtesy Paúl Rivera

  • Architects: Broissin Architects
  • Project: Roberto Cantoral Music Hall
  • Location: Coyoacán, Mexico
  • Photographs: Paúl Rivera, Alejandro Rocha
  • Owner: Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México, Armando Manzanero Canché, Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
  • Opening:  June 2012
  • Partner in Charge: Gerardo Broissin
  • Project Manager: David Suárez
  • Project Architects: Mauricio Cristóbal, Rodrigo Jiménez, Alejandro Rocha
  • Team: Enrique Guillén, Adrián Téllez, Gabriela Maldonado, Rubén Zepeda, Luis Muñoz, Erik Guzmán, José Luis Durán, Sara Villanueva, Elizabeth Salinas, Juan Manuel Vargas, Pamela Moreno, Alejandro Castro


HDJ 65 in Baja California, Mexico by T38 Studio

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Article source: T38 Studio

On a sloping site with a privileged view of the city, we designed a house for a young family. The main design criteria was that every interior space would have a relation with exterior space. To accomplish that, our approach was to integrate outdoor space at every level of the house, be it a garden or terraces. Other spaces we would open up to the exterior by extensive use of glass positioned to take advantage of the landscape surrounding the site.

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

  • Architects: T38 Studio
  • Project: HDJ 65
  • Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
  • Photography: Alfredo Zertuche
  • Architects in Charge: Alfonso Medina, Oscar González
  • Project Team: Mauricio Kuri, Sara Díaz
  • Construction: Taller38
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Site surface: 370 m2
  • Built surface: 340 m2


Velodrome in Culiacan, Mexico by Bunker Arquitectura

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Emelio Barjau

Professional cycling has developed enormously in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico, in the last decade.  Several international star athletes have brought attention to the sport, fueled by Olympic victories and enthusiastic press.  Consequently there is an interest in building Culiacan´s new velodrome, as well as incorporating policies that favor cycling as a mode of transportation into the city’s plans for new public spaces.  Our vision channels this newfound enthusiasm for cycling into a single thread that unites a professional sports building with a cycling-oriented park development.

Image Courtesy Bunker Arquitectura

  • Architects: Bunker Arquitectura
  • Project: Velodrome in Culiacan
  • Location: Culiacan, Sinaloa, México
  • Design: BNKR Arquitectura / Esteban Suarez
  • Project Leader: Laura Fontaine & MitlGaxiola
  • Project Team: EmelioBarjau, Angel Rivero, Adrian Aguilar, Francisco Cruz, DiegoEumir, Paul Chavez, MarcellIbarrola & Jaime Sol
  • Structural Design: DAE
  • Lighting: NorieggaIluminadores
  • MEP: DCP
  • Area: 61,236 m2
  • Status: On going
  • Renders: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Software used: 3d Modeling with 3d Studio Max, Rhino, Grasshopper; Renderings with Vray; Postproduction with Photoshop; Drawings with AutoCAD, Illustrator


Habitat ITESM Leon in Leon, Mexico by SHINE Architecture

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: SHINE Architecture

This retrofit project intends to revitalize a underutilized space, into a 1180m2 art/design studio workshop for students within Tec de Monterrey’s, Campus in Leon, Mexico.

The intervetion in the old building aimed to be an inovative proposal in use, aesthetics [although in acordance to the existing buildings in campus] and life test for bioclimatic strategies.

Image Courtesy SHINE Architcture

  • Architect: SHINE Architecture
  • Project: Habitat ITESM Leon
  • Location: Leon, Mexico
  • Developed by: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura
  • Typology: Education
  • Year: 2012 2
  • Area:1180m [12,701sq.ft.]
  • Project Credits [Alphabetical Ordered]: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Ruben Vazquez, Jose Zermeno, “SHINE Architecture”
  • Renders, Scale Models, Drawing Credits: SHINE Architecture
  • Photo Credits: SHINE Architcture
  • Sustainable Environmental Design Advise: Michael Smith,  SAAi México Structural Engineering: Jorge Gallardo,  SANSON Estructuras
  • Civil Works: Jorge Gonzalez,  emplekton
  • Facade Works: Josué Rincón,  ALUDOMO
  • Wood Decks: Edgar Angulo,  Pisos Vieri
  • Lamp Designer: Sebastián Beltrán,  Natural Urbano
  • Electric engeneering: Jesus López
  • Acoustics Advise: Daniel Ruvalcaba,  Quorum Acoustics


Piscina y Palapa Familiar in La Palma, Tabasco. Mexico by Coutinho & Ponce Architects

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Article source: Coutinho & Ponce Architects

This small recreation area is located in a site located on the outskirts of the city of Villahermosa and is part of the buildings that comprise the complex of the “Fifth Mama Ali”. The palapa is a common space for the four families living in the complex.

Image Courtesy Coutinho & Ponce Architects

  • Architects: Coutinho & Ponce Architects
  • Project: Piscina y Palapa Familiar
  • Location: La Palma, Tabasco. Mexico
  • Covered Area: 320 m²
  • Date: 2011

Image Courtesy Coutinho & Ponce Architects


H24 House in Mexico City by Cynthia Cárdenas

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Article source: Cynthia Cárdenas

In the southern part of Mexico City, on an irregular plot of land which offers just a few meters of front façade, this one-family residence solves the lack of contact with its environment by producing its own context, unfolding itself around a self-created landscape.

Image Courtesy Aki Itami

  • Architects: Cynthia Cárdenas
  • Project: H24 House
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Team: Edgar Velasco Casillas, Alejandro Zarate de la Torre, Gilberto Muñoz + , Isaac Guzman Ramirez, Pablo Serrano (Serrano-Monjarraz).
  • Structure: Giron Megaproyectos S.A. de C.V. Ing. Humberto Giron.
  • Engineering: IP Diseños S.A. de C.V.
  • Construction and management: Nano C S.A. de C.V. Roman Garcia, Claudia Garcia and Adriana Cruz.
  • Photography: Aki Itami
  • Memory: Alejandro Fernandez.


Residencial Campos Elíseos 104 in Polanco, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

In one of the most elegant corners Polanco, Champs Elysees and Schiller, a residential building which takes up the test of luxury and lets residents enjoy a quality of life today difficult to find in Mexico City.

Residencial Campos Eliseos 104

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: Residencial Campos Elíseos 104
  • Location: Champs Elysees, Colonia Polanco. Mexico
  • Architecture and Interior Design: Charles Pascal and Gerard Pascal / Pascal Arquitectos
  • Developer: Cittark, Isaac Chayo
  • Construction: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Date: 2006 – 2007
  • Software used: Autocad 2000


Tabasco 127 in Distrito Federal, Mexico by JSa Arquitectura

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Article source: JSa Arquitectura

It is a nine-apartment building, in four stories on one of the best streets of the Roma Norte neighborhood. The project has a variety of typologies: seven duplex apartments with double heights and two simplex apartments, from 880 sq ft to 1,860 sq ft each, with a patio, terrace or roof garden. The units are distributed into two bodies divided by an elongated central patio. Both bodies communicate in all the levels through bridges and stairs.

The main façade express the concept of the interior, through an interplay of terraces that responds to each type of apartment.

Image Courtesy Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: JSa Arquitectura
  • Project: Tabasco 127
  • Location: Tabasco 127, Col Roma Norte, Del. Cuauhtémoc, México  DF
  • Date of Project: 2012
  • Architecture: JSª Javier Sánchez, Juan Ignacio Reyes, Juan Manuel Soler, Lucia Villers
  • Structural Design: JSª, Fernando Valdivia, Héctor Margain
  • Hydro Sanitary and Electric Installation: VGA ingeniería
  • Real-Estate Development: JS ª, Javier Sánchez, Alvaro Becker, Santiago Sánchez, Fernando Valdivia


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