Archinect - News 2014-11-01T01:59:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109328074/mexico-s-105m-baroque-museum-denied-environmental-permit Mexico’s $105m Baroque Museum denied environmental permit Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:25:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/362de021a134ff3f48067f3546fb1933.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Mexican federal agency has denied the environmental permit to allow the construction of the $105m International Baroque Museum in Puebla, less than a month after the groundbreaking ceremony. The project, designed by the Japanese architect and 2013 Pritzker Prize-winner Toyo Ito, was deemed &ldquo;not applicable&rdquo; by Semarnat&rsquo;s (the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources) General Directorate of Environmental Impact and Risk.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108191789/foster-partners-and-fr-ee-collaboration-to-design-new-mexico-city-international-airport Foster + Partners and FR-EE collaboration to design new Mexico City International Airport Justine Testado 2014-09-04T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrsjt45vjaqt0p5q.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A collaboration consisting of Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise), and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) won the international competition to design the new Mexico City International Airport in Mexico. The airport's design is surely aiming to set the standard for the airport of the future. Not only is the new structure expected to be one of the world's largest airports at 555,000 sq. meters, it also aims to be the world's most sustainable airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbup10w48atlzlaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04t64ee1hfwpd9zo.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/foster_partners_and_fr-ee_collaboration_to_design_new_mexico_city_internati/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101249386/minimalist-homes-rise-in-tijuana-as-violence-subsides Minimalist Homes Rise in Tijuana as Violence Subsides Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-06T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:09:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46416b0af97b699708e5f1793e77da50.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ask almost any of the local architects in this Mexican border town and they will tell you Tijuana has become a hotbed of building activity. The growing demand for designer homes, they say, is being driven primarily by Tijuana natives returning to the city... Most of the developments in Tijuana are for upper-middle-class families ... but the spare designs and basic building materials, especially concrete, used by Mr. Medina and others make it possible for more residents to have designed homes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100938779/the-tragedy-of-tampico-mexico-a-city-of-violence-abandoned-to-the-trees The tragedy of Tampico, Mexico: a city of violence, abandoned to the trees Alexander Walter 2014-06-02T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:52:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9c9ed8c510490123864053b1deab4b8.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a result of the violence, the local real estate market has bottomed out. Those who flee the city usually can&rsquo;t sell their homes and businesses, so more and more buildings, including some of Tampico&rsquo;s largest and most impressive ones, lie abandoned. Buildings that could easily survive for another century are mere empty shells, with huge trees growing through the roofs and out of the windows. Such levels of abandonment are rarely seen in the centre of a major city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95958672/in-residence-fernando-romero-nowness In Residence: Fernando Romero - NOWNESS Archinect 2014-03-18T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:34:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yu93nzm603ea2tit.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;To me, this house is the ultimate modernity dream come true,&rdquo; says Fernando Romero of the two-story, mid-century gem he calls home. &ldquo;It is extremely flexible for all types of activities: for family, for socializing, for living.&rdquo; Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, Bosque de Chapultepec.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p><a href="http://www.nowness.com/day/2014/3/17/3746/in-residence-fernando-romero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Residence: Fernando Romero</a> on <a href="http://www.nowness.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nowness.com</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95277782/a-mexican-showcase-for-ambition A Mexican Showcase for Ambition Nam Henderson 2014-03-10T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-03-11T12:30:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqcjgbpdmyd0kibi.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the British architect David Chipperfield, the three-story building is a plain, compact block of light travertine, unornamented apart from a saw-tooth crest on top. It&rsquo;s a no-nonsense, no-ego structure that seems to look inward rather than outward.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Holland Cotter reviews the new&nbsp;Museo Jumex, a contemporary art museum in Mexico City sponsored by the art patron Eugenio L&oacute;pez Alonso. Built adjacent to the more formally -adventurous Museo Soumaya, she judges that the architectural design and inaugural exhibitions point to "<em>a calculated effort by the museum to set itself apart, to baffle expectations</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85753170/luis-barrag-n-homage-tweaks-vitra-the-copyright-owners Luis Barragán Homage Tweaks Vitra, the Copyright Owners Archinect 2013-11-04T12:16:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:20:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0c2b9ac44eb6e826a643c1a5d5ef2e65.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After passing to the widow of Barrag&aacute;n&rsquo;s business partner, it was sold in 1994 to a wealthy Swiss couple, Rolf Fehlbaum, chairman of Vitra, the international furniture company and design museum, and the woman who was to become his wife, Federica Zanco, an architectural scholar. In the years since, Ms. Zanco has devoted her life to promoting Barrag&aacute;n&rsquo;s legacy. But her determination to keep the archive at Vitra headquarters near Basel has rankled many in Mexico...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80082796/just-launched-coarq-s-new-dwelling-old-context-competition Just Launched: CoArq’s “New Dwelling Old Context” Competition Justine Testado 2013-08-22T18:43:00-04:00 >2013-08-22T19:59:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddb8c74a01e4a4ac68c5004064fd39eb.jpg" width="514" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are excited to introduce CoArq's latest competition "New Dwelling Old Context", which launched on Aug. 19. New Dwelling Old Context is an international competition to revamp a vacant lot situated in the historical center of downtown Guadalajara in Mexico.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73173659/she-may-favor-brutalist-forms She may favor Brutalist forms... Nam Henderson 2013-05-15T11:37:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7w1ccqrwfn8brfij.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the 40-year-old architect has emerged as one of the country&rsquo;s major creative voices, building an eclectic portfolio of work that includes a 10,000-square-foot neo-Brutalist palazzo, the master plan for an art-filled botanical garden and a spiritual refuge in the Jalisco Mountains. The projects vary wildly in attitude and style</p></em><br /><br /><p> Nicolai Ouroussoff profiled the&nbsp;Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, for the NYT, T Magazine "Hot Summer" travel edition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71480011/pedro-ram-rez-v-zquez-mexican-architect-dies-at-94 Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican Architect, Dies at 94 Archinect 2013-04-18T12:28:00-04:00 >2013-04-18T22:00:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/815b2dcb73a9ef1d3fe11439f6096822.jpg" width="190" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pedro Ram&iacute;rez V&aacute;zquez, the architect who led many of Mexico&rsquo;s landmark Modernist construction projects of the mid-20th century, including museums, the country&rsquo;s largest sports stadium and the shrine that attracts its most important religious pilgrimage, died on Tuesday, his 94th birthday, in Mexico City.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58154022/ricardo-legorreta-house-on-jeju-to-be-demolished Ricardo Legorreta house on Jeju to be demolished Archinect 2012-09-27T17:27:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:53:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34b83200fd75cfa7b83b1e6a5431d372.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Jeju City Council, Korean Institutes of Architects, Jeju People&rsquo;s Artists Federation and other cultural organizations has argued that even if it is legally justified to take down this work, it would be a violent act that destroys an outstanding piece of art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/33581587/mexico-inaugurates-world-s-tallest-suspension-bridge Mexico Inaugurates World's Tallest Suspension Bridge Alexander Walter 2012-01-06T17:15:00-05:00 >2012-01-06T17:17:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/da63221629a2dea85c1cb65cb4d0c59d.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With yesterday&rsquo;s inauguration, the Baluarte Bridge in Mexico is officially the Guinness World Record holder for the tallest cable-stayed bridge. The massive infrastructure project consists of 152 steel suspenders supporting over 1100 meters of 20 meter wide roadway, with a central span of over 520 meters. Its four lanes are held up by two 400 meter towers &ndash; tall enough to house the Eiffel Tower &ndash; which bring the structure its impressive world record credentials.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73222258/the-architecture-work-of-tatiana-bilbao The Architecture Work of Tatiana Bilbao Archinect 2011-09-03T11:45:00-04:00 >2013-05-15T11:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6xe56mf5bbyfyj9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mexican born architect, Tatiana Bilbao focuses on uplifting previously neglected spaces in Mexico&rsquo;s overcrowded urban centers and drug trafficking plagued rural areas. Her designs are 100% sustainable in terms of water and waste management and 40% sustainable in terms of energy use. She has also launched a sustainable nonprofit organization, MX.DF, to focus urban research and address Mexico&rsquo;s most pressing problems...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/13009677/ricardo-legorreta-honored-with-2011-praemium-imperiale-prize Ricardo Legorreta Honored with 2011 Praemium Imperiale Prize Alexander Walter 2011-07-11T14:50:41-04:00 >2014-04-08T11:28:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8u8f2nwh08nn459a.jpg" width="200" height="141" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the names of the new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, New York and Tokyo. The 5 recipients in their respective fields are Ricardo Legorreta (Architecture, Mexico), Anish Kapoor (Sculpture, UK), Bill Viola (Painting, USA), Seiji Ozawa (Music, Japan), and Judi Dench (Theater/Film, UK).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/9000451/peripheral-porosity Peripheral Porosity Paul Petrunia 2011-06-06T18:06:43-04:00 >2011-06-08T09:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7c24d63e67ebb6f8d22695fd9d7c0a5.jpg" width="500" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For this brief phase in international relations, then, the U.S./Mexico border formally included a strange, pop-up entry/exit point. A kind of embassy of the porous. Passport stamps from the experience must surely stand as some of the most unique in the world, like some variation on philatelic collecting.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "Architect and designer Quilian Riano was on hand for the crossing, and these are his photographs reproduced here. By way of email, Riano described the physical terrain where they crossed beneath and through the border, remarking that the hydrological status of the land there 'really makes you think about how arbitrary borders are.'"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/1902069/berkeley-prof-reimagines-us-mexico-border Berkeley Prof Reimagines US / Mexico Border Paul Petrunia 2011-04-05T19:10:45-04:00 >2011-11-29T20:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/385e4e3e66c08e0da37758ba7d764aa2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It would be easy for me to raise a picket sign and as an architect say, &lsquo;Down with this wall!&rsquo;&rdquo; Rael said in a release. &ldquo;I have to accept the wall because it exists, but as a designer I see that something better is possible. Why not do something intelligent, something incredible? I envision not just a &lsquo;dumb wall,&rsquo; but a social infrastructure that connects and improves lives on both sides.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>