Archinect - News 2017-10-22T09:39:13-04:00 Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-20T19:56:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:32:41-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Housing &ndash; its affordability, accessibility, and form &ndash; is a key preoccupation of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. While not necessarily the core concern for most of the Biennial's participants, housing gets a significant share of the exhibition's floorspace.</p><p>Several participants' considerations of contemporary housing issues are exhibited in full-scale, benefitting the visitor with an easily relatable (and, at least by size, literally inhabitable) form. As one of these life-sized installations, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tatiana Bilbao Estudio</a>'s sustainable housing project stands out for already being realized outside of the Biennial's walls.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Designed in response to Mexico's housing shortage, referencing the country's overall deficit of 9 million homes, Bilbao's Sustainable Housing project aims to provide a prototype for affordable, adaptable, single-family social housing. After researching with potential users and observing concurrent trends in local social housing design, the firm produced a modified vision...</p> She may favor Brutalist forms... Nam Henderson 2013-05-15T11:37:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:48-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> Menil Collection plans new building for Drawing Institute; four architecture firms named as finalists Archinect 2012-04-13T15:47:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:39:02-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Four finalists have emerged from the Menil Collection's extensive international search to select an architect to design its Menil Drawing Institute (MDI), the first major project to be built as a part of the museum's long-range master plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After several years of site visits, careful research and thoughtful interviews, the Menil's architecture selection committee has announced a short list of long-established and newly-emerging architectural firms:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> &mdash; up-and-coming Mexico City architect with a number of high-profile projects under her belt, including a building co-designed with artist Gabriel Orozco</li> <li> <strong>David Chipperfield Architects</strong> &mdash; renowned London-based firm behind the Menil's 2009 master plan as well as the stunning Figge Art Museum in Iowa</li> <li> <strong>Johnston Marklee</strong> &mdash; design duo from Los Angeles known for its ultramodern nods to architectural history</li> <li> <strong>SANAA</strong> &mdash; Tokyo-based designers behind the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion and winners of the 2010 Pritzker Prize<br> &nbsp;</li> </ul> The Architecture Work of Tatiana Bilbao Archinect 2011-09-03T11:45:00-04:00 >2013-05-15T11:46:39-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>