Site size: 5,382 square feet. Project size: 6,997 square feet. Program: A family living in Mexico City asked Jose Juan Rivera Rio and his firm to design a modern house with ample privacy for family and space for guests. Location: The house occupies a narrow walled-in site in a residential section of the city, Lomas de Chapultepec. Solution: The architects, inspired by 1960s modernist architecture, designed a rectilinear house featuring thick, concrete or stone walls and deep overhangs. Lush vegetation outdoors and wood floors and slatted screens inside provide a warm contrast to the textured, board-formed concrete structure. A discreet
Lighting designer Gustavo Avilés illuminates the Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico in Mexico City Erecting a monument to casualties of crime is never straightforward, and can be controversial.
Site size: 5,920 square feet Project size: 7,750 square feet Program: The clients wanted to remodel and expand their three-bedroom house, originally built in the 1970s, adding a gym, movie theater, and wine cellar within the existing envelope plus a new 2,260-square-foot master bedroom and bath. Location: The terraced house follows a steep slope in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of Mexico City. This topography limited the architect's ability to expand the overall envelope. Solution: The architects reorganized existing spaces using movable walls made from a wood lattice or glass. On the first floor, a living and dining room opens
The first exhibition space for the Colección Jumex—the private art collection of the company behind the ubiquitous Mexican juice brand—sat in the middle of the company’s manufacturing facility on the northern outskirts of Mexico City.
A firm transforms Mexico's national cinema into a bustling, sexy civic hub. The joke goes like this: the person handing out woven mats for visitors to sit on while watching outdoor film screenings on the lawn of Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional is said to ask young couples if they would like one mat, or—lilting into a suggestive tone—two.
Located in the San Miguel Chapultepec neighborhood of Mexico City, PAUL CREMOUX Studio designed a three-story home that has storage, parking, plenty of space for entertaining guests, and a stunning living wall at its core.