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. […]

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 […]

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