Best of #Mexico

Projects where landscape and architecture interweave, concerned of environmental impact and cultural sensitivity: ten stories “made in Mexico” for the week-end.

Beyond tropical forests, deserts and long sandy beaches, this weekend we invite you to discover a different Mexican landscape through ten recent works of architecture and design (and a less new, but still topical, “revolutionary” play by Pedro Reyes).


– In central Mexico four simple white cubes around a plaza generate a landscape and an architecture with a strong relation with it. Casa 4.1.4, a weekend house located in the Jurica Campestre community, seeks to redefine the concept of a retreat home by defragmenting its core program in four main volumes.


– At Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura gallery in Mexico City, a sophisticated exhibition curated by Pablo León de la Barra focuses on the iconic Camino Real Hotel designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 1968 for the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.


– Traditional wall tiles are the background for the new graphic system conceived by Cadena + Asoc for the refurbishment of the historical churreria El Moro in Mexico City.
Top: Big Rock by fabriKG, Baja California. Above: immagine coordinata di Kindo, negozio di abbigliamento e accessori per bambini a Monterrey.

Casa Santana by CC Arquitectos, Valle de Bravo, is a space for people to come together, made of wood and other local materials, that blends with the lush Mexican natural landscape.


– Architects Ambrosi | Etchegaray rethink life inside an old house in Condessa, Mexico City. The buildings of the Antonio Sola Town-Houses create interiors mimicking the original patios while mantaining privacy.


– In the Baja California peninsula, traditional materials, such as rammed earth and bricks, and ancient conformations allows Big Rock House by fabriKG to be part of a stunning environment, concerns of environmental impact and cultural sensitivity.


Colours of Mexico di Sara Ferrari
Colours of Mexico by Sara Ferrari

Colours of Mexico, the collection of textiles designed by Sara Ferrari with local artisans in Chiapas, is a tool to tell a story about the process hidden behind Mexican textiles and their colours.


– The bead maze toy and the combination of pastel and neon colors drive Anagrama in the interior design and the coordinate image of the Kindo children’s shop in Monterrey.


– The phrase “Look & See” on the top of the installation Mirar – Ways of Seeing in the Zocalo realised by Myerscough & Morgan during the “Design Week Mexico” is reiterating that it is easy to look at things, we do that every second but how much do we actually see?

– At Museo Jumex, the original play “The Permanent Revolution” by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes explores the tensions between socialism and capitalism.

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