Mexico

Luis Barragán

The Poetics of Pragmatism

Barragán cultivated his persona as a poet of light and shadow—the image that has come down to use through the decades.

Héctor Barroso

From the secluded to the urban

Héctor generates proposals anchored in their surroundings using the resources specific to each place, whether they be the play of light and shade, vegetation or geographic features.

Casa Pedregal

The Emotional Life of Architecture

This house does not have an intellectual effort; it is the emotional effort. This house, it is all about emotions.

Placing Biography

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House-Studio Museum

In Mexico City, Juan O'Gorman's 1930s Rivera-Kahlo House-Studio is almost an architectural proposal of how to live apart-together.

HACIENDA XUCÚ

A Recomposition of Place

In the Yucatán Peninsula of southeastern Mexico, an age-old hacienda sits hidden within the confines of the sprawling jungle.

Max Cetto

Life of the Rocks

By 1949, Max Cetto had become famous in Mexico and was known affectionately as “El Hombre del Pedregal”. He had built and lived in the first house in Pedregal.

Brutal Honesty

Habitación 116

An interior architecture and furniture design studio, seeking to create perfect interiors by questioning uses and habits.

Pocoapoco

The research residency of Oaxaca

During my trip to Mexico, I visited Pocoapoco, the community of artists that Jessica Chrastil hosts in Oaxaca.

The Hidden Dimension

Manuel Cervantes

With the invention of the concept of a house and studio, a new approach to indoor living emerged.

Between the Rocks

Casa Pedregal

When Barragán first walked into El Pedregal, a barren land of volcanic rocks in the suburbs of Mexico City, a utopia came to mind.

Casa Wabi

A wall uniting art and community

A line drawn across a piece of paper turned Casa Wabi into a reality when Tadao Ando first sketched.