Friday, 16 May 2014 11:41

Profile: Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero, who once worked for Rem Koolhaas, is married to the daughter of the richest man in the world, for whom he built the Soumaya museum in Mexico City. With several big projects in the works, he is now planning a charter city to be built from scratch in Latin America

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Friday, 16 May 2014 10:46

David Chipperfield's Museo Jumex

David Chipperfield's first project in Latin America is a crisply detailed, modernist gallery for the region's largest private collection. Behind its travertine walls and sharp-toothed roof, it is also one of the most defiantly public buildings in Mexico City

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Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:16

Icon 128: Mexico

This month we talk to Fernando Romero, architect of the Soumaya Museum, about working for OMA and also for Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world – and Romero’s father-in-law. Edwin Heathcote visits David Chipperfield’s Jumex Museum in Mexico City, and Frida Escobedo, our cover star, explains how she’s mixing modernism with more ornamental traditions. Plus 24 pages of the latest German designs.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:41

Soumaya Museum by Fernando Romero

The world’s richest man employed his son-in-law to design a “gift to Mexico” – a shining gallery housing Rodins, old masters and national art.

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Bringing gardens and artists to one of the most violent cities in Mexico.

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Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:44

Conversation: de Smedt and Grima

Conversation between architect Julien de Smedt and Joseph Grima, director of New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture.

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This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

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