Studio Rick Joy designs concrete apartment complex in Mexico City’s Polanco neighbourhood

Long windows are embedded into the board-marked concrete walls of this residential building in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco area, designed by American architecture firm Studio Rick Joy. The Tuscon firm designed the five-storey structure, also called Polanco, in collaboration with local studio FRB Arquitectos Asociados. Made from reinforced cast-in-place concrete, it comprises a pair of […]

Luis Barragán’s personal art collection displayed in Mexico City studio

Paintings and sculptures collected by the late Mexican architect Luis Barragán are showcased on a stepped wooden platform at his Mexico City house. Local studios AGO Projects and Sala Hars created the temporary Alter Shelf installation to display art, paintings and artefacts owned by Luis Barragán. Located in the former studio of the property, the […]

Christian Vivanco designs patio furniture with simple silhouettes

Tubular legs and armrests define this colourful collection of metallic outdoor furniture created by Mexican designer Christian Vivanco. Designed for furniture brand Los Patrones, Vivanco’s collection comprises two lounge chairs, an armchair and a table made from nickel-plated steel. Each of the four pieces are designed with looping legs and arms, rest low to the […]

PPAA designs Tlalpuente house to merge with wooded landscape in Mexico City

Architecture studio PPAA cut away portions of a square-plan house to create voids that bring in natural light and provide an intimate connection to the surrounding forest. The project is named after its location – Tlalpuente, a neighbourhood within the borough of Tlalpan in southern Mexico City. The forested, hilly area is known for its protected […]

Bubbles protrude from concrete puzzle pavilion at Design Week Mexico

The walls of this Mexico City pavilion by local architect Gerardo Broissin are made from concrete panels pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. Broissin has created the structure on the hilly, lush grounds of Mexico City‘s contemporary art museum Museo Tamayo within Chapultepec Forest for this year’s Design Week Mexico (DWM) festival. It is built […]

Mexico City studios redesign 1940s house for Design Week Mexico

Mexico City architects and design studios have transformed a run-down villa into a design hub for this year’s Design Week Mexico. Organised by México Territorio Creativo (MXTC), the Design House is a three-storey residence with rooms curated by local studios to showcase a range of talent and materials. “Professionals in architecture, design and interior design […]

Modernist Casa Möbius reinvigorated with contemporary designs for Mexico City’s design week

Second Life showcases the works of Mexican architects and designers at the modernist Casa Möbius on the outskirts of Mexico City as part of the city’s design week. The installation, called Second Life, took place at Casa Möbius, the studio and home of the late modernist architect Ernesto Gómez Gallardo. The rooms of the two-storey, […]

Norberto Miranda creates inflatable bean galleries for travelling exhibit in Mexico

Mexican designer Norberto Miranda has designed inflatable structures that look like massive beans to host an exhibition that celebrates the traditions and intersection of Mexican gastronomy, music and culture. Norberto Miranda and architecture firm Estudio 3.14 created the structures for a travelling exhibition called Tierra Fértil, which translates as Fertile Land. The inflatable design means […]

Angular white roof covers Mexico City baseball stadium by FGP Atelier and Taller ADG

Eight gabled forms jut out over the stands of this Mexico City baseball stadium, which Mexican architects Francisco Gonzalez Pulido and Alonso de Garay designed for local team Los Diablos Rojos. Chicago studio FGP Atelier led by Gonzalez Pulido collaborated with Taller ADG led by Alonso de Garay to complete the facility for the Los […]

Iconico Studio elevates Moncayo Club House in Mexico City atop stone plinths

Architecture practice Iconico Studio has designed this community centre near Mexico City to bridge an earthy wall and a stone plinth. The Mexico City studio completed Moncayo Club House at the entrance to a “sleepy” residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Mexican capital. A key feature of the community centre is the elevated slender […]

Michan Architecture creates “cave-like” ceiling above Mexico City’s Oku Restaurant

A pair of huge concrete lights drop down over the bar of this restaurant in Mexico City, which was designed by local firm Michan Architecture. Michan Architecture created the two concrete spotlights to illuminate the sushi bar at Oku – a new Japanese eatery located in the city’s affluent neighbourhood of Lomas de Chapultepec. Described by […]

Taller Héctor Barroso designs Sierra Mimbres housing in Mexico City for three brothers

Giant windows puncture this white concrete apartment building in Mexico City, which Mexican firm Taller Héctor Barroso has designed for brothers. The project, called Sierra Mimbres, is located in the western part of the city, in the Las Lomas neighbourhood. It was designed for a trio of brothers with different needs and desires, resulting in the […]

Gardens surround board-marked concrete house in Mexico City by PPAA Arquitectos

Mexican firm PPAA Arquitectos has used board-marked concrete to frame a patio on the rooftop of this house in Mexico City, where residents can lounge in a hammock.  The residence called Casa Sierra Fría is located in the capital’s residential neighbourhood Lomas de Chapultepec. The property rises at the centre of the plot as three […]

Concrete walls tinted to match “warm tones of sunset” form Casa Moulat in Mexico

Earthen concrete walls, planted patios and pools feature in this house in Mexican state Hidalgo, which was designed by Mexican City firm Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica. Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica (CCA) completed the 608-square-metre Casa Moulat as a gabled volume flanked by two wings. The residence is predominantly built from concrete that has been tinted using earthen […]

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