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Posts tagged as 'Mexico'

Wed 22.7.

HAN Social Club by TAFF Arquitectos (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.07.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

HAN Social Club by TAFF Arquitectos, photo: Wacho Espinosa

HAN Social Club by TAFF Arquitectos, photo: Wacho Espinosa

TAFF Arquitectos have designed a bar in Cancún, Mexico using a combination of materials that together create an inviting and seductive atmosphere.

 

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'Los Trompos' installation, High Museum of Art by Esrawe+Cadena, photo: Jonathan Hillyer

‘Los Trompos’ installation, High Museum of Art by Esrawe+Cadena, photo: Jonathan Hillyer

In April 2015, the High Museum of Art Atlanta unveiled the second large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on The Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The site-specific work, titled Los Trompos (“The Spinning Tops”), continues a multi-year initiative to activate the outdoor space and engage visitors in a meaningful art experience.

 

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Thu 19.3.

Prima Materia Collection by Esrawe (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Estratos solid wood and brass pieces by Hector Esrawe and Emilio Chapela in collaboration with Manuel Bañó. The singular and natural designs on each of the pieces were photographed, digitalized and then traced onto the surface of the wood with a robot. The process was repeated until the pattern was gradually engraved into the wood, following the design of the new photographed section.

Estratos solid wood and brass pieces by Hector Esrawe and Emilio Chapela in collaboration with Manuel Bañó. The singular and natural designs on each of the pieces were photographed, digitalized and then traced onto the surface of the wood with a robot.

Mexico City based design studio Esrawe has created a collection of objects based on found materials from stores and warehouses.

 

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Tue 24.2.

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana

Combining landscape, graphic design, furniture design and architecture, the contemporary Balmori Rooftop Bar by architects Taller David Dana is one of the rare rooftop bars in Mexico City.

 

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Mon 4.3.

‘Toldo’ table by Christian Vivanco (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.03.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Toldo' table by Christian Vivanco

‘Toldo’ table by Christian Vivanco

The juxtaposition of temporary fabric roofs in Mexico’s street markets influenced the design of ‘Toldo’, a table by designer Christian Vivanco.

 

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Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio; photo by Luis Gracia

To prevent the development from disturbing its spectacular setting and to ‘respect nature in every possible way’, architect Jorge Enrique Gracia García along with his San Diego-based practice Gracia Studio has realised this group of 20 free-standing hotel rooms located in Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe. At 20-square-meters each, the corten steel-clad, elegantly furnished rooms follow a concept of ‘a “deluxe” camping houses, covering the guest’s basic needs, being in contact with nature and the environment.’ (more…)

'Kondo' table lamp by Christian Vivanco for Almerich

Presented earlier last month during the Feria Hábitat Valencia, this simple, geometric lamp by the Mexican designer Christian Vivanco ‘is an answer to a basic question: How can a simple and functional object convey one of the most iconic elements in oriental architecture?’ Named after Kondo – ‘the centerpiece of an ancient Buddhist temple’s garan’ (a Japanese abbreviation, literally meaning ‘garden for monks’), this simple, geometric lamp is constructed from two laser-cut metal sheets and is available in two sizes; ‘Kondo XL’ and a smaller ‘Kondo S’. (more…)

Thu 7.7.

Mourning House by Pascal Arquitectos (MX)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 07.07.2011 - Tagged as: ,

Mourning House by Pascal Arquitectos; photo by Víctor Benítez

Pascal Arquitectos, the Mexico City-based practice established by brothers Carlos and Gerard Pascal in 1979, has realised this multi-award winning Mourning House located in Mexico City’s residential area of Bosques de las Lomas. Described by the architects as a ‘project with very strong emotional implications’, this modest, strikingly solemn building has been completed in 2006 and has been inspired by the Mayan tombs in Palenque and Ancient Egyptian mastabas. To comply with the strict rules and building codes of Jewish Religion, a group of scholars oversaw the project throughout its completion. (more…)