kurt hollander on mexico city’s ban of all hand-painted street stall signs

STREET FOOD STALLS STRIPPED OF COLOR IN MEXICO CITY CENTER Earlier this year, the mayor of Mexico City’s Cuauhtemoc borough decided to ban the colorful, hand-painted signs that adorned thousands of street food stalls and gave the urban landscape ‘a distinctive, authentically Mexican look for decades.’ This decision has left many local residents, street vendors … Read more

Architecture or Revolution: Frida Kahlo’s Houses and the Functionalist Movement

Architecture or Revolution: Frida Kahlo’s Houses and the Functionalist Movement Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo house. Via: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 license Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985159/architecture-or-revolution-frida-kahlos-houses-and-the-90th-anniversary-of-the-functionalist-movement Geometric shapes, exposed reinforced concrete walls, visible electrical installations, large windows that prioritize natural light and ventilation, gardens that value native plants. The first … Read more

The Aestheticisation of Inequality: Contrasting Landscapes on the Periphery of Mexico City

The Aestheticisation of Inequality: Contrasting Landscapes on the Periphery of Mexico City Tianguis en la periferia de la Ciudad de México. Image © Alex González / Dronalexmx Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984712/the-aestheticisation-of-inequality-contrasting-landscapes-on-the-periphery-of-mexico-city The region we know today as the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM) has had a continuous … Read more

Crafting for Contemplation: The Minimal vs. The Ornamental

Crafting for Contemplation: The Minimal vs. The Ornamental Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates. Image © Iwan Baan Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984287/crafting-for-contemplation-the-minimal-vs-the-ornamental A few weeks ago, this year’s edition of the Serpentine Pavilion opened to the public. Designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, it’s an evocative project, its cylindrical form … Read more

5 Designers Explore the Possibilities of Biomaterials in Mexico

5 Designers Explore the Possibilities of Biomaterials in Mexico © Almendra Isabel Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/981871/5-designers-explore-the-possibilities-of-biomaterials-in-mexico As part of the 14-day design festival that took place in Mexico City, SPACE10 presented the exhibition “Deconstructed Home”, with the intention of taking it to different places in Mexico. Five designers were convened … Read more

Winners of the 2022 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers Announced

Winners of the 2022 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers Announced Stock catalog, 2015.Courtesy of stock-astudio. Image Courtesy of The Architectural League of New York Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/981204/winners-of-the-2022-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-plus-designers-announced The Architectural League of New York has announced the winners of the 41st cycle of the annual Architectural League … Read more