Archivo de la etiqueta: México

Mexican Company Develops Wood Substitute from a Tequila Byproduct

Searching for an alternative to costly and resource intensive materials, Mexican company Plastinova has developed a wood substitute from a byproduct of tequila and recycled plastic which it claims is not only renewable, but also stronger than the materials that it hopes to replace.… Sigue leyendo

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The Cave in Pilares / Greenfield

Architects: Greenfield
Location: Coahuila, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Kenji López
Collaborators: Melisa Avila , Esmeralda Salinas , Antonio Flores ,Juan Tellez ,Julia Briones, Dolores Maximino, Manuel Cruz
Area: 260 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Documentación Arquitectónica. Adrián Llaguno

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Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Arquitectos: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Location: Avenida Ejército Nacional, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
Project Architect: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
Project Area: 157000.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Rivera

Architecture Director: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
Project Director: Jorge …
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Prima Materia Collection by Esrawe (MX)

Estratos solid wood and brass pieces by Hector Esrawe and Emilio Chapela in collaboration with Manuel Bañó. The singular and natural designs on each of the pieces were photographed, digitalized and then traced onto the surface of the wood with a robot. The process was repeated until the pattern was gradually engraved into the wood, following the design of the new photographed section.

Mexico City based design studio Esrawe has created a collection of objects based on found materials from stores and warehouses.     Says designer Héctor Esrawe, “The process began with selecting the materials to understand and analyze them in their ‘raw’ form. From there, the purpose and potential of each material was defined, looking at […]
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Falcon Headquarters 2 / Rojkind Arquitectos + Gabriela Etchegaray

Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos, Gabriela Etchegaray
Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Architects In Charge: Michel Rojkind, Gerardo Salinas, Gabriela Etchegaray
Design Team: Barbara Trujillo, Gerardo Villanueva, Gerardo Reyes, Carlos Campos, Andrea León
Area: 1650.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of …
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Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos

Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos
Location: Querétaro, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, DF, Mexico
Area: 1750.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Founding Partner: Michel Rojkind
Partner: Gerardo Salinas
Design Team: Barbara Trujillo, Adrian Aguilar, Adrián Krezlik, Rodrigo Flores, Rodrigo …
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Spotlight: Luis Barragán

“The Art of Seeing. It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean, to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.” – Luis Barragán

One of Mexico’s greatest architects, Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín (March 9, 1902 – November 22, 1988) revolutionized modern architecture in the country with his use of bright colors reminiscent of the traditional architecture of Mexico, and with works such as his Casa Barragán, the Chapel of the Capuchinas, the Torres de Satélite, “Los Clubes” (Cuadra San Cristobal and Fuente de los Amantes), and the Casa Gilardi, among many others.

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Niop Hacienda / AS arquitectura + R79

Architects: AS arquitectura, R79
Location: Champoton, Campeche, Mexico
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: David Cervera Castro

Design Team: Alejandra Abreu Sacramento, Xavier Abreu Sacramento, Roberto Ramirez Pizarro
Collaborators: Gerardo Trejo, Eduardo Vadillo, Daniela Alvarez, Cristina Madera, Valentina Losa.
Construction: Raúl Uribe …
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