// arthitectural / mexico
  • The biggest challenge to build this housing complex was to get the most out of space in a complicated land. The architect is a mediator between the need for the developer to generate added value and to do the right thing for the final user and the city. The building comprehends six apartments in one […]


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  • “Cardenal Alameda” is located at the historic center of Mexico City, inside the Hilton Hotel. It is the fourth establishment of the Cardenal´s chain restaurant. In 2013, the demand of the restaurant exceeded the original capacity, which led to proceed to its expansion. The kitchen and diner area required to grow a more natural light. […]


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The commission for casa Oval came from a young family with clearly defined needs and aspirations. This project presented a challenge that has become increasingly prevalent among Mexican architects: to build a house in a cloistered residential community that often imposes arbitrary, traditionalist aesthetic restrictions on all construction. Privacy and space efficiency were the two […]


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This Chinese hotel, made from all prefabricated materials, was built in six days. It is level 9 earthquake-resistant, sound-proofed, thermal-insulated, and 15-stories tall. According to the builders, there were no injuries and virtually no waste, due to the prefab materials. According to the video, no stationary cranes were used in construction and there wasn’t single […]


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  The ranks of guest houses of “Pirogovo” resort have grown yet again – in addition to the already famous “boat-houses” with round awnings, Totan Kuzembaev has designed “birdhouses” this time around. Totan Kuzembaev reminisces that initially it was planned that the guest houses would be placed in the woodland that, while the houses were still […]


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