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Canto Cholul House in Yucatán, México by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

“Humans should not try to conquer nature with technology, they should create architecture that is blessed by nature” Toyo Ito

Immersed in a 2300 square meter plot containing around 60 trees is Casa Canto Cholul, a project that seeks to create a dynamic, spatial and formal coexistence between nature and architecture. Curved walls made with stone from the region and pigmented cement embrace the trees as if trying to fit in, these being the ones that give a welcome into the house; paths between trees and shadows direct to the main entrance of the building.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura (Arq. Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez, Arq. Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Arq. Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar)
  • Project: Canto Cholul House
  • Location: Cholul, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Collaborators: Arq. Silvia Cuitún Coronado, Arq. Jorge Escalante Chan, D.I Paloma Ortiz Díaz, Alberto Góngora Brito
  • Structure: Taller Estilo Arquitectura S de R.L de C.V., Ing. Rafael Domínguez Barjau
  • Lote size: 2,310.00 sqm
  • Living space: 361.00 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Tello House in Morelos, Mexico by PRODUCTORA

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: PRODUCTORA 

The program of this single-family dwelling is resolved in four staggered volumes each with a 5 x 5 meter footprint. The staggering occurs both in plan and cross-section, and responds to different conditions. The staggered plan responds to the integration into the project of an existing large tree on the site, and the positioning of a garage. The staggered cross-section corresponds to the slope of the site, forming connections between the different spaces that are set off from each other vertically. The double-height dining room functions as the home’s principal space, articulating the program by means of the central staircase that links all of the vertically staggered spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

  • Architects: PRODUCTORA
  • Project: Tello House
  • Location: Morelos, Mexico
  • Photographer: Luis Gallardo
  • Collaborators: Gerardo Aguilar, Mateo Agudelo
  • Structural Engineering: Kaltia (Verónica Correa)
  • Contractor: Arq. Roger Desdier Tello
  • Client: Tello Family
  • Surface: 180 m²
  • Date: 2016

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La Casa del Bosque in Federal, Mexico by grupoarquitectura

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: grupoarquitectura

The house consists of two very geometric separate volumes of concrete, one for services and other for the principal areas of the house. The two bodies are joined using steel bridges with glass floor that do not touch the trees and the forest and seems that we walk on the vegetation.

The staircase is part of these bridges and neither touches the Forest, is completely blown from the house.

Image Courtesy © grupoarquitectura

  • Architects: grupoarquitectura
  • Project: La Casa del Bosque
  • Location: Federal, Mexico

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Alai in Mayan Riviera, Mexico by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Designed in response to its natural surroundings, Alai marries ecological considerations, engaging design and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition.

The number of visitors to the Mayan Riviera is increasing by over 10% each year—surpassing 20 million arrivals in 2016, while its residential population has almost doubled since the year 2000. Welcoming more international visitors than any region in Latin America, it has become an important centre of business, tourism and transport. The outstanding natural beauty, rich Mayan history and tropical climate of the Yucatan Peninsula continue to attract greater numbers of visitors from around the world every year.

Image Courtesy © MIR

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Alai
  • Location: Mayan Riviera, Mexico
  • Photography: MIR and GrossMax
  • ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Director: Juan Ignacio Aranguren
  • ZHA Project Associate: Maurizio Meossi
  • ZHA Project Architect: Arya Safavi

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Américas 1500 in Guadalajara, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

This mixed-use project for offices and a hotel is located in the heart of the city of Guadalajara. Its formal, emphatic, and unified volumetrics express its iconic nature.

The formal concept arises from the mixed-use character it will acquire, consisting of four stacked geometric volumes. Two of these are slightly offset, and exactly aligned on the rear face. These gestures of displacement are designed to interrupt the robustness of the building and express an elegant sense of movement. The lowest volume houses the hotel, and the three volumes above it are allocated to office use by three different corporations, each occupying one volume in its entirety.

Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photo by Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Project: Américas 1500
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Boris Pena
  • Project Manager: Andrés Harfuch
  • Production Manager: Cándido Hernández
  • Design Team: Juan Marin de la Plaza, Miguel Baranda, Abraham Gracía, Luis A. Cabello

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Adamant Querétaro in Mexico by MAYER HASBANI

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: MAYER HASBANI

Adamant Queretaro emerges on the mountaintop of one of the most prestigious areas of the city. It takes advantage of the sinuous land and height to extend its proportions, until reaching the sky.

Image Courtesy © MAYER HASBANI

  • Architects: MAYER HASBANI
  • Project: Adamant Querétaro
  • Location: Querétaro, Mexico
  • Software used: Revit
  • Builder: Milk Investments
  • Developer: MAYER HASBANI SC
  • Structual Engineering: AG2M – Construcciones Ingeniería Innovación
  • Electrical: IOS – Integración Operación Sistemas
  • Finishes: Grupo DICO
  • Area: 21, 500 m2
  • Year: 2014 – 2017

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Center for the National Property Heritage in Mexico by Victor Marquez Arquitectos VMA

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Victor Marquez Arquitectos VMA

The old colonial neighborhood of Coyoacan comprises some of the more notable cultural institutions of Mexico and the new national Center for Patrimonial Heritage is added to the list. The center´s main concept spins around the need to turn a private complex into a public space; thus, the programmatic idea of breaking the parts in order to organize them in smaller low-rise buildings that could eventually display certain design personality and preserve the existent trees and vegetation, made sense. Therefore the center will be displayed in four different buildings: the museum and workshops, the preservation and office building, the auditorium, and the café / library structure. Once we secured the existent trees and plants, we proceeded to establish the project zoning and arrangement. Within the concept of dispersion, we decided to hinge and organize buildings around the open spaces. Therefore, we aimed that visitors would navigate through a number of interlocked gardens, plazas, paths, patios, etc. that will eventually unfold and reveal a number of architectural elements and gestures. From the overall aesthetic composition, some buildings have been thought as solid and massive creating a deliberate contrast to others that are conceived as translucent or transparent. Decisions made in this sense respond mostly to dealing with finding the right balance between energy savings, aesthetics and human activity.

Image Courtesy © Victor Marquez Arquitectos VMA

House of Switzerland Alameda Pavilion in Mexico by Dellekamp Arquitectos

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: Dellekamp Arquitectos

House of Switzerland Pavilion emerges with the celebration of the seventy years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos began to work on the project without a defined program and site, so a modular system was designed based on a triangular grid that allows adaptation to different locations and changing needs of the program, which allowed transformations during the design process. This adaptability feature allows it to be itinerant and a location to multiple sites without damaging the environment.

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

  • Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos
  • Project: House of Switzerland Alameda Pavilion
  • Location: Mexico
  • Photography: Sandra Pereznieto
  • Team: José Manuel Estrada (Project leader), Alice Seban, Gustavo Hernández, Eduardo Cabral, Benoist
  • Construction: Metal y Madera (more…)

FF HOUSE in Jalisco, Mexico by HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS 

The house is located on a gated community, to the west of the metropolitan area in Zapopan, México. The land is located at the end of the subdivision which you need to access by passing through a roundabout with an old laurel.

The project was developed in a short period of time; however the construction took a little longer than expected but the approved design did not suffer any changes because the owners always respected the original idea.

 

Image Courtesy © Carlos Diaz Corona

  • Architects: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: FF HOUSE
  • Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Carlos Diaz Corona
  • Team: ARQ. DIANA QUIROZ CHÁVEZ, ARQ. ALEJANDRO APONTE GÓMEZ, ARQ. ROBERTO PEÑA, ARQ. ANDREA ASSAD ÁLVAREZ, ARQ. LESLIE VEZ SÁNCHEZ
  • Area: 587 M2
  • Project Year: 2007

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Casa en el Bosque in Jalisco, Mexico by COCCO Arquitectos

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: COCCO Arquitectos

PLOT

Immersed in a wooded area full of trees and lush vegetation, the terrain has a large slope which can be used to generate a view of everything around it.

LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

They delimit the area to move the construction, they affect the optimum area, from which we wanted to keep all the trees of the land.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Souza

  • Architects: COCCO Arquitectos (Arq. Arcelia Cornejo & Arq. Salvador Covarrubias)
  • Project: Casa en el Bosque
  • Location: Teuchitlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Alejandro Souza
  • Other Participants: Marco Bueno, Ing. Luis Chavez, Arq. Ivan Moncayo, Ing. Fernando Guizar
  • Built area: 230.00m2
  • Year: 2016

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