Daan Roosegaarde and design students create a “smog-eating billboard” in Mexico

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has covered advertising billboards in Monterrey, Mexico in an air-purifying resin that can eat up the city’s smog. The billboard advertisements are coated with a special resin that, when hit by sunlight, prompts a photocatalytic process to turn smog into clean air. “This project proposes to take advantage of existing city […]

Tatiana Bilbao reveals images of Mazatlán Aquarium under construction in Mexico

Architect Tatiana Bilbao has revealed visuals of a major new aquarium she is building on the Mexican coastline, which is designed to look like a ruin or a shipwreck. Construction of the Mazatlán Aquarium began in the Mexican city in 2017 and is due to complete in 2021. It is being built as part of […]

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 […]

Circular rooflight illuminates meditation room in Mexican beach house

A serene meditation room overlooking the Pacific Ocean is lit by a large round skylight in this seaside retreat designed by Mexico City studio Colectivo Lateral de Arquitectura. The project is located in Playa Blanca, in the Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo. Perched above the Pacific, the area has long been a popular vacation destination, due […]

Studio Arquitectos creates holiday home-like apartments for Tulum’s permanent residents

Mexican firm Studio Arquitectos has created a residential apartment complex in popular Mexican holiday resort Tulum, featuring shared courtyards and traditional Mayan materials. Dismayed by the disproportionate focus on holiday housing by real estate developers, principal architect Eduardo Garcia Figueroa imagined Aldea Ka’a “with a design equal to any other aimed for tourists”. The 873-square-metre […]

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 […]

Stefano Boeri unveils Smart Forest City covered in 7.5 million plants for Mexico

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans to create a forested smart city in Cancun, Mexico, that is designed to be a “pioneer” of more eco-efficient developments. Smart Forest City Cancun is intended to be built on a 557 hectare site near the Mexican city. According to the architect it will contain 7.5 million plants, […]

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 […]

Esrawe Studio carves quarry-like landscape for Guadalajara stone showroom

Monolithic blocks of stone mimic man-made quarry landscapes for Grupo Arca’s showroom and cultural centre in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Esrawe Studio. The complex is designed to promote culture and education over business transactions, with a focus on Mexican architecture, design and fine arts. Esrawe Studio split these two functions into separate buildings. Arts and […]

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, […]

Davidpompa shows Origo lights in shipping container for Mexico City design week

Mexico City design studio Davidpompa has added a slender floor lamp and a small table lamp to its Origo collection made from volcanic rock, which it showed in a shipper container. Davidpompa launched the two additions at this year’s Design Week Mexico as part of a two-day festival called Diseño Contenido, or Design Content. The […]

Tropical climate informed design of Casa Madri on Yucatán Peninsula by Magaldi Studio

Fresh air circulates freely in this Mexican villa by Magaldi Studio, which features open corridors, wooden screens and concrete walls that are mixed with tree sap to increase water resistance. Casa Madri is located in Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, which occupies the tip of a peninsula. The two-storey residence was […]

Zeller & Moye designs modular social housing concept Casa Hilo for rural Mexico

This proposal for low-cost housing by Mexican studio Zeller & Moye features a simple module, made from concrete and adobe brick, that can be easily expanded according to residents’ needs. The studio developed the concept as part of the Infonavit, a housing laboratory located in Hidalgo, Mexico, initiative, which invited architects to create innovative designs […]

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 […]

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. […]

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