// 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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The Austrian pavilion by Vienna-based architects SPAN & Zeytinoglu causes quite a sensation in Shanghai. “We are glad that is was erected precisely according to our plans”, says architect Arkan Zeytinoglu. Enrobed in ten million porcelain tiles, the pavilion takes the form of a seamlessly shimmering building, spectacularly reconciling elegant with futuristic elements. In the […]


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The house in the small village of Polánky nad Dědinou stands on the outskirts of the village. At the very beginning, the architect thought that the appearance of the house would have to respect the rural character of the other houses in the village much more. Nevertheless, during the design work, it turned out that […]


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