When Michel Rojkind calls Highpark “extroverted,” you might think, “It takes one to know one.” An exuberant character, the Mexico City–based architect is rarely at a loss for words or enthusiasm. His new housing project in Monterrey, a major industrial and business center in northeast Mexico, shares his outgoing personality—engaging its urban context and striking an animated profile on the street.
For a Mexican country home, CC Arquitectos positions living quarters and stables side by side to forge a closer bond between human and horse. One man’s passion for horses inspired the design of his family’s vacation home, set in the mountains two hours from Mexico City. The linear, gable-roofed wood structure contains four bedroom suites that float above the ground floor’s reception hall and the expansive living and dining area, finished in wood and stone and outfitted with furniture by renowned French designer Christian Liaigre. Additional quarters for the household help are also included in the elongated volume. Partially depressed
Site size: 8,140 square feet. Project size: 9,688 square feet (3,230 square feet per townhouse). Program: A complex of three residential townhouses distributed on four levels, which accommodates 4-6 occupants per dwelling. Location: A sloping hill facing south with a view of Lake Avándaro. Solution: The four levels are terraced down the hill with interior spaces opening onto private terraces, and connected by a cascade of stairs. Construction methods: Concrete frame with brick walls and a minimal palette of inexpensive low-maintenance materials using local labor. Architect: Dellekamp Arquitectos Celaya 26 Loc.2 Colonia Condesa CP 06100, México DF, México Tel: [52
Tatiana Bilbao encloses each programmatic area of Casa Ventura in connected pentagonal volumes that sit high above Monterrey, Mexico. The mountains outside Monterrey, Mexico, offer city views and forested vistas, but the terrain ruled out the one thing that the clients, a couple with six children, had their hearts set on: a house all on one level.
The MTY house is located in San Pedro Garza Garc'a in northern Mexico, in a partially wooded area that has recently been developed into 107,639 square foot lots and with stringent environmental protection regulations.
For an up-and-coming architect, Derek Dellekamp is in an enviable position, by many measures. Based in Mexico City, he has been recognized internationally for his work and wins commissions for trendy bars, high-end apartments, and luxury hotel extensions.