Experimental Mexican community contains social housing by Tatiana Bilbao and Frida Escobedo

Tatiana Bilbao, Frida Escobedo and Fernanda Canales are among 32 architects and studios that have created low-cost housing designs as part of an innovative community development in Hidalgo, Mexico. The small community called Housing Research and Practical Experimentation Laboratory is the result of a project led by Mexico’s National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute – a […]

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 […]

Stripey concrete planters punctuate Maku poke bowl restaurant in Cancun

Mexican studio WeWi aimed to replicate a “magical hidden beach” inside this restaurant in Cancun, Mexico, which features greenery growing from large colourful concrete pots and metallic objects hanging from the ceiling. Located on the Mexican city’s Avenida Bonampak, Maku Poke Stop serves up the traditional Hawaiian raw fish dish poke with a Mexican touch. […]

Esrawe Studio designs furniture for social housing all across Mexico

Hector Esrawe‘s design studio has developed furniture for an experimental housing project in Hidalgo, Mexico, but the designs will later be used to furnish social housing all over the country. The two furniture ranges will be used in 32 prototype low-cost homes Esrawe Studio has designed two sets of furniture for the Infonavit Housing Research […]

CO-LAB Design Office creates bamboo yoga pavilion in Tulum

Luum Temple is a bamboo pavilion for practising yoga nestled in the jungles of Tulum, designed by local studio CO-Lab Design Office. The pavilion at the Luum Zamá development in Tulum, Mexico, will host a variety of programs, such as yoga, meditations, workshops and other community gatherings. CO-LAB Design Office created the open-air structure in the beach […]

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 […]

S-AR builds tiny concrete chapel La Providencia in Mexico

A steeply pitched roof tops this small concrete and wood chapel that Mexican architecture firm S-AR has built in Monterrey. S-AR built the 7.8-square-metre chapel to accompany an existing church called San Rafael Arcangel, which is located on the outskirts of Cerro del Topo Chic in the north of the Mexican city. Called La Providencia, […]

Saavedra Arquitectos creates “brutal” stone tower for Luzia House in Mexico

A long, low bar and a tall stone volume make up this holiday home, which Mexican firm Saavedra Arquitectos has nestled into a woody hillside. Luzia House is located in the historic lakeside town of Valle de Bravo, about 140 kilometres west of Mexico City. The dwelling sits on a sloped site filled with ferns, […]

Juana Bautista Hotel brings “avant-garde touches” to colonial mansion outside Guadalajara

Creative firm Grupo Mitote has overhauled a 16-century colonial mansion near Guadalajara, Mexico to create the Juana Bautista Hotel. The historic estate, located in the artistic enclave of Tlaquepaque, is treasured for being the site in which General Celestino Negrete signed his support for the Plan of Iguala, a milestone in Mexico’s independence from Spain […]

CCA builds concrete Mexican business school EBC Aguascalientes around lush gardens

Mexican design studio Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica and architects Rodrigo Valenzuela Jerez and Camilo Moreno have completed this concrete business school on a lush site near Mexican city Aguascalientes. The campus marks the latest outpost of Mexican business school Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC). The institution, whose name translates as Banking and Commercial school, was established […]

HW-Studio steps Casa Ja down a slope in central Mexico

Architecture practice HW-Studio took cues from the steps and plazas found in traditional Spanish architecture to design this residence in central Mexico. Located in Morelia, a historic town in the province of Michoacan, the houses staggers down its sloped site to create a “horizontal line that highlights the sky and the mountains in the background”.  […]

Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel

Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel. Puebla-based Bandido Studio created Aura’s deliberately imperfect surface by heating a Mexican Peltre enamel coating to upwards of 700 degrees Celsius. The result is a departure from the studio’s previous matt and glossy finished metal lighting […]

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 […]

Totomoxtle is a material bringing back rare corn from the brink of extinction

Mexican designer Fernando Laposse has developed Totomoxtle, a marquetry material that uses the colourful husks of heirloom corn species that restore vital biodiversity. Laposse has developed a technique for turning the waste from preparation of the corn as a food stuff into an attractive and versatile veneer, in an example of the circular economy. The […]

Wooden pegboards wrap walls of Mexico’s Negro Blanco Café by Estudio Yeye

Design firm Estudio Yeye used a limited palette of colours and materials to create a “simple and efficient” design for a cafe that serves up Mexican coffee. The Negro Blanco Café, or Black White Coffee, is located in Chihuahua City in northwestern Mexico. The cafe specialises in offering award-winning coffee grown on farms in the […]

Bamboo screen fronts minimal home in Mexico’s West coast by Zozaya Arquitectos

This holiday home in Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo was designed by Zozaya Arquitectos to step down a steep slope towards the Pacific Ocean. Casa Z sits high above the small town, which is a popular tourist destination on Mexico’s Pacific coast due to its warm climate and expansive beaches. “The main concept of the project […]

Sordo Madaleno completes Solaz Resort in Cabo with stacked blocks and cascading terraces

Mexico City firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has stepped and staggered a series of buildings and terraces to form the sprawling Solaz resort in Los Cabos. The property sits on 24 acres (9.8 hectares) of rugged waterfront terrain on the Baja Peninsula between Cabo San Lucas and the historic San Jose del Cabo. “The extraordinary natural […]

Lo Sereno hotel combines “clean lines and barefoot luxury” in Mexican landscape

This 10-bedroom hotel forms a secluded retreat in a little-known Mexican fishing village between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre mountains. Lo Sereno, Casa de Playa, is a design-focused hotel in Troncones village. Located off the coast from Acapulco, Mexico’s largest seaside resort, it is intended as a refuge to ”disport life on the […]

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