In Mexico City, Gabriella Gomez-Mont’s team is reimagining the megalopolis, with the help of video-game developers, robot designers and the city’s many informal communities. Icon met her at the Future Everything conference in Manchester
Inspired by an Aztec city on a lake, the Mexican architect’s installation references the many layers of architecture that have been left in Mexico by successive civilisations and cultures
A show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design reveals more about the diversity of contemporary Latin American design than its geographic specificity
Here are the shortlisted projects for the category, sponsored by KI, that was last year won by Praça das Artes by Brasil Arquitetura
Last year's winner was Rural Urban Framework. Who will it be this year? Here is the shortlist of emerging architecture practices
The artist talks about his forthcoming retrospective in China and how Fox News killed plans for his $1m sculpture for Kieran Timberlake's new US embassy in London
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
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
In 2000, Mexican presidential candidate Vicente Fox proposed building two million low-cost homes throughout the country. During Fox’s six-year presidency, 2,350,000 were built, at a rate of 2,500 homes per day. Over the past seven years, artist Livia Corona has been examining the space between these promises and their fulfilment
Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has rejected labels, genres and stylistic rigour in favour of a casual approach that mixes modernism with ornamental and populist traditions. Now her bold, celebratory designs are gaining international recognition
The Volkswagen Beetle crawled out from its dark origins in the Nazi era to travel the world, go bananas on the big screen, and truly live up to its name
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.
As part of its annual award for emerging practices, W Hotels sent three designers abroad to learn from and create alternative aesthetics.
A scheme to house a series of artworks in a botanic centre in Mexico has grown into an ambitious masterplan that aims to make a similar display of the garden’s “most important collection”.
Four flat pillars shoot towards the Mexican heavens, a small but majestic flash in their hazy valley.
Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject had designed glasses for the Mexican charity See Better To Learn Better. It will help a whole generation of children to get better grades in school.