Mexico City (242)

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    The PILARES Program Seeks to Bring Beautiful Design to Mexico City’s Neglected Neighborhoods 

    … FutureThe bigger challenge in preserving historically significant buildings isn’t in giving them a second life—it’s preparing them for later reincarnations.

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    Meet the Design Practices Shaking Things Up in Mexico City

    … also re-appropriated them by refining these attributes and taking them a step further. Either by bringing other references into the mix or challenging preconceptions all together, Mexico City and Mexico City-adjacent talents are breaking the mold and carving a place out for themselves in a design landscape that can feel over-saturated.  Would …

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    Dining in a Garden 56 Stories Above Mexico City  

    … down the scale, creating a cozier environment. Across the restaurant’s wedge-shaped floorplan, a flamboyant collection of local, exotic, and dried plants provide visual cohesion. “We think of them as theatrical props,” says Patiño. “In particular spots, the greens become a bit denser to create these little nooks where people can have a …

  • Viewpoints

    The Metropolis Guide to Mexico City's Design Landscape

    … remains so in most architectural circles. But Coello says his work is finding resonance with young professionals. “His architecture was in line with the Modern style, but he managed to give it a Mexican touch, in the materials and references to pre-Hispanic buildings,” he says. “He had a vision of a very contemporary Mexico.”

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    Will 2017 Be Mexico City's Watershed Moment?

    … mandating that these neighborhoods develop in such a way that low-income residents can stay—and reap the benefits. The Core Urban Forum focused on this area, including parts of five separate neighborhoods, in Mexico City's "core." Courtesy Core Foro Urbano This diagram shows the density, commercial spaces, transportation, and green spaces in …

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    These Mexico City Developers Preserve Landmarks & Battle Gentrification

    … neighborhoods become defined by income level. Kritzler offers some nuance on ReUrbano’s situation: “Most of the people in this part of the city are owners of the buildings. That changes, of course, the topic of gentrification.” But he and Rivero Borrell don’t shy away from their responsibility in the matter. They work …

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    The City Is Out There: A Mexico City Exhibit Goes Beyond Its Walls

    … imagined Mexico City; on the floor, "Project to memorialize the deterioration of social housing" (2012) by Isaac Torres Courtesy Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, UNAM "Vote to Demolish" (2007-2016) by Gustavo Artigas ​Polaroids taken by Iván Ludens between 2006 and 2016; they serve as references for the artist's work in architecture and urbanism …

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    How a Small Mexico City Exhibition Fueled a Debate About Preservation and Power

    … seeing them in the future, in two or three more years, adorning the structures." But weeks after Esparza’s pronouncements, members of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)’s Aesthetic Research Institute sent a letter to SCT and cultural officials, arguing that removing the murals from their contexts would fundamentally alter the nature of …

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    10 of Our Favorite Designs, Exhibitions, and Hot Spots from Mexico City's Zona Maco

    … when the international art world descends onto the Mexican capital for a week of mezcal-fueled cultural extravaganza. Armed with two main fairs, Zona Maco and Material, Mexico City’s art week doesn’t only cater to art lovers—design, too, has flourished here. And this year, interdisciplinarity dominated the festivities. From furniture collections and …

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    Mexico City's LIGA Features Exhibition by Pedro y Juana

    The installation ¡El horizonte es nuestro! by Pedro y Juana, which debuts on March 7 and runs though May at the newly reopened LIGA gallery in Mexico City, takes the form of a diorama showcasing various urban objects. Photography: Beatriz Sokol, courtesy LIGA In 2011, LIGA became Latin America’s first independent space entirely focused …