Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:00

A laboratory for Mexico City

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

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Friday, 29 May 2015 01:00

Frida Escobedo at the V&A

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

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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

Published in Review
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:18

Maison & Objet

Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris
23-27 January 2015

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Here are the shortlisted projects for the category, sponsored by KI, that was last year won by Praça das Artes by Brasil Arquitetura

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Last year's winner was Rural Urban Framework. Who will it be this year? Here is the shortlist of emerging architecture practices

Published in News
Friday, 24 October 2014 01:00

Sean Scully

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

Published in News
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

Published in Features
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

Published in Features
Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:52

Two million homes for Mexico

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

Published in GALLERY

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

Published in Features
Friday, 07 February 2014 11:30

Volkswagen Beetle

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

Published in Icon of the Month
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.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:16

Designers of the future

As part of its annual award for emerging practices, W Hotels sent three designers abroad to learn from and create alternative aesthetics. 

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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”.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:07

Gabriel Orozco

This retrospective illuminates the artist’s 1990s heyday, but also his decline.

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Four flat pillars shoot towards the Mexican heavens, a small but majestic flash in their hazy valley.

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

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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.

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