Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’
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
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
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
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
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…)
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
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Article source: COCCO Arquitectos
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.
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
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Article source: Pascal Arquitectos
This project is presented like challenge to the traditional corporate image, due to the combination of materials little used in buildings of this type. While the glass gives him the typically elegant image of a building of offices, the partition you intersect with him in the lateral facades, giving him a coloring and a different sensation.
Image Courtesy © Alberto Moreno Guzmán
- Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
- Project: Corporative Montes Urales
- Location: Montes Urales No. 750, Mexico
- Photography: Alberto Moreno Guzmán
- Area: 150 m2
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Article source: Estudio Carme Pinós
The basis of this project was the desire to create a building in which all offices are well-ventilated, have natural light and take advantage of Guadalajara’s good climate, rendering air conditioning unnecessary.
Image Courtesy © Jordi Bernadó
- Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
- Project: Cube Tower
- Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Photography: Jordi Bernadó
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: TEN Arquitectos
In the historical center of Puebla, the Amparo Museum is housed in a complex of colonial buildings. The Amparo Foundation wanted to improve the visitor’s experience and increase the museum’s exhibition capacity without destroying the original historic construction. With a limited site, TEN Arquitectos modernized Amparo’s spaces and updated its circulation through the insertions of glass vestibules of varying scales.
Image Courtesy © TEN Arquitectos