NOTHING LEFT OVER
PROJECT: ARCHITECTURE AND PUBLIC SPACE PAVILION | MEXICAN DESIGN OPEN 2019
Proyector in collaboration with Andrés Souto Vilaros present "Nothing Left Over" the Architecture and Public Space Pavilion of the Mexican Design Open (AMD) 2019 at the National Numismatic Museum. The pavilion explores contemporary architectural production in Mexico through the confluence of the artisanal with the industrial, the cross between the cultured and the popular, and the appropriation and reproduction of elements that are part of Mexican identity.
The cycle of contemporary architectural production in Mexico and its historical relationship with popular culture, has become a central issue in the context of hyper communication and interconnectivity today, that is, the more popular something is, the more it repeats itself. In architecture, the formal appropriation of its elements through repetition is every day faster, easier and at the same time, less regulated. These elements are found at the confluence of the artisanal with the industrial, and at the crossroads between the cultured and the popular. Together, these objects transcribe the visual messages of our built environment, through the selective interpretation of design, the rugged preservation of our traditions and the free reproduction of national architectural folklore.
The Architecture and Public Space Pavilion of the Mexican Design Open 2019, explores the affinities and similarities that make up the growing number of those apparently random reproductions that today form part of what we consider the Mexican identity; those reproductions that are made at some point between the interpretation of the artisanal and the folkloric, or that follow the inertial repetition of what is produced in series. The pieces presented here find their place among the "designed" variation of standardized products, the technical complexity and intellectual challenges of the vernacular, which cannot be replicated by industrial techniques. This composite architecture works within the constraints of the market, time, budget, and its own existence, while its appropriation occurs through a community that explains them through doing, and where the popular lies in potential.
By cataloguing the everyday images of these elements, those deliberately ordinary and those involuntarily extraordinary, we seek to present the popular through the relationships that exist between the practices and characters that have shaped the identity of Mexican construction.
OFFICE | Alberto Odériz
BUILDER| Alejandro Palafox
Alberto Odériz starts from the investigation of the chosen place and context. The historical, social and geographical singularities of the surroundings provide clues for his production, which on many occasions includes the use and appropriation of objects found in situ to create installations that question the spectator about the act of sculptural creation.
NADA SOBRA ARQUEOLOGÍA DE UNA MANIFESTACIÓN
OFFICE | Ana Nuño de Buen + Luis Young
BUILDER | José Hernández, Flavio Hernández, Simón Hernández, Salvador Rosales, Jaime Hernández, Rogelio Quintana, Torivio Joaquín Antonio and Salvador Rosales Manzano
Ana Nuño de Buen and Luis Young (Mexico, 1989) are architects from the UNAM School of Architecture. They have worked individually in different offices in Mexico City and Berlin, and since 2017 they have been collaborating on various projects, including the organization of the Venice Biennale 23 (2018) and the Nucleus pavilion for the FYJA Festival (2019).
OFFICE | Anexo
BUILDER | Felipe Aguilar Narciso
Anexo is a young architecture office created by Andrés Salinas Popp, a graduate of the UNAM's School of Architecture. Understanding the collaborative nature of the guild, it is the architect's job to annex all the different elements that lead to a built work. The office exists a continuous dialogue to reach adequate solutions for each architectural problem, always looking for an architecture inherent to the user.
OFFICE | ARCHO
BUILDER | Adrián Velázquez
ARCHO is an architectural office founded by Santiago Arroyo in 2018. The office's work focuses on creating quality spaces from logical and sensitive design, always consistent with the qualities of the site. We promote a practical architecture, aware of its environment and time in which it is carried out.
IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEPARATE ONESELF, FROM ONE'S DESIGN MORALITIES
OFFICE | Casa Blanca Oficina
BUILDER | Miguel Ángel Rocha
Casa Blanca imagines the intersections of architecture with other disciplines; it gives the practice an overall vision in the aesthetic, artistic and conceptual, as a scenario of thought in its city-ecosystem condensation, the place where the human unfolds in its many manifestations.
CASA DE PÁJARO
OFFICE | Comunal + Onnis
Luque + Temas
BUILDER | WETIMBER
COMUNAL was founded in 2015 in Mexico City. They collaborate in the improvement of living conditions and the habitat of the rural communities of Mexico, as well as in the rescue and strengthening of the territorial memory through integral participative processes.
TIPOLOGÍAS: ESTADO ACTUAL DE LA VIVIENDA TRADICIONAL EN MÉXICO
OFFICE | Departamento del Distrito
BUILDER | RIHO, S.A. de C.V
Departamento del Distrito is an architectural practice founded in Mexico City in 2017 by Francisco Quiñones and Nathan Friedman. Their work lies at the intersection of politics, identity, and the built environment. In addition to its built projects, the practice also engages in archival research, text writing, and speculative work. Her recent projects have been supported by the Graham Foundation, the Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation, and the National Fund for Culture and the Arts.
OFFICE | Dosa Studio
BUILDER | Oscar Becerril and Lino Mena
Founded in 2014 in Mexico City, it is a collaborative team focused on the development of projects that generate an impact on the social environment within the contemporary architectural context. The architecture of DOSA StudIo arises as a response to the context, the study of the site and the needs of the inhabitant. It is configured as a series of experiences in which the materiality of each element generates a dialogue between the space, the material and the user. Each component responds to different aspects: form, function, needs, place and time. As a whole, the various objects of its architecture form a whole, adding up experiences, possibilities and voices.
A TRAVÉS DE LOS LÍMITES
OFFICE | Edgar Solórzano
BUILDER | Aceros Jogar SA.CV.
Edgar Solórzano was born in 1989 in Mexico City, where he currently lives and works. He studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture - UNAM and did an exchange program to the Bauhaus Universitat Weimar where he started his exploration of modern rustic architecture. His work has been exhibited individually and collectively in Mexico, Germany, the United States and Colombia. He was a finalist in the V Biennial J.A. Monroy, selected for a mural for the UN, Central de Muros and has exhibited in international art fairs. His work is part of private collections in Mexico, Colombia and the United States.
OFFICE | Filodendro
BUILDER | Demetrio Zúñiga
In Filodendro we consider that the connection with other living beings is fundamental to understand ourselves as part of the ecosystem and we believe that plants are an open door to find meaning in our lives.
ALTAR-JARDÍN: EN CONSTRUCCIÓN
OFFICE | Ignacio Pérez Certucha
BUILDER | Simón Juárez Barranco and
Adolfo Reyes Martínez
From a sensitive contradiction between the natural and the industrial, its architecture explores the identity of each place serving with emotions and surprises the people who live there. His spaces seek to caress some piece of memory, touch a ground and smell the shadow of desires, building sensory experiences in each territory worked.
POST-FABRICACION: MANIFIESTO Dl LA
OFFICE | Inés y Nuria Benítez
BUILDER | Camilo Castillo and Jacinto Castro
Inés and Nuria Benítez work as cultural, artistic and architectural mirrors. Through design projects, they explore landscapes of materiality, language, and function in a network of research and artistic expression.
ORDEN DE COLUMNAS Y CASTILLOS
OFFICE | Lanza Atelier
BUILDER | Alejandro Pérez Zamudio
The architecture workshop LANZA Atelier was founded in 2015 by Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo. LANZA has been nominated for the 2016 Ibero-American Biennial Architecture Award and the Mies Crown Hall Award for Emerging Architects at the liT Chicago. The firm has also received an Honorable Mention in the Echo Museum Pavilion 2016 Competition and has been awarded the 2017 League Prize by the Architectural League of New York. The SFMOMA Museum in San Francisco held the first solo exhibition of LANZA A tel ier's work between March and July 2018.
OFFICE | Mono Nom
BUILDER | Alfredo García
MONO NOM is a design and architecture office based in Mexico City. We develop criteria to define objectives and methodologies that allow us to use design as a tool to establish conversations between different disciplines. We address the disjunctions between the discourses of each practice to create integral solutions.
OFFICE | Naso
BUILDER | Bonifacio Camilo Sabino y Rubén Vargas Blancas
++ sees architecture as a relationship between multiple scales generated between the individual, the object, the space and the urban form. Our design process combines multidisciplinary tools, asl as the integration of research as a key factor.
OFFICE | Natalia Gálvez
BUILDER | Romeo Santiz
Architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana and master in urbanism by the UNAM. In 2013 she collaborated as a curatorial assistant for the public programme of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial and worked in Frida Escobedo's office until 2016. Since then, she teaches at the Universidade lberoamericana and develops her independent architectural practice. In 2018 she was awarded the FONCA Young Creators scholarship, where she developed a research on self-construction in Mexico City.
OFFICE | Omar Vergara Taller
BUILDER | Cesar Jaimes
Architecture workshop focused on the analysis and reading of the diverse circumstances presented by our clients to offer them, through interdisciplinary dialogue, the profession of architectural design and construction, a specific spatial translation. The creative production of the workshop or pear in a wide range of scales and typologies, from community centers, a public residence for the elderly, the dance faculty of a state university, to the public space of a river in the CDMX.
OFFICE | PAAR
BUILDER | Eduardo Landa, Mettal Talleres
Assume that nature and landscape are unquestionable infrastructure for quality of life. Valuing the conscious use of available and local resources as an ethical principle of design. Give meaning and emotional character to the spaces. Aesthetic quality faithful to the essence of the place and its natural environment as a premise in every proposal. Promoting collaboration and abandoning certainty in order to promote new research and execution topics.
OFFICE | Palma
BUILDER | Jesús Hernández
PALMA is an architectural office based in Mexico City. We are concerned with devising integral and individual solutions to each architectural problem. Based on an analysis of the context and through a design process open to experimentation, we aim at an architecture of atmospheres with a unique identity, which moves and belongs.
FONDA 4 VIENTOS
OFFICE | RA!
BUILDER | Rasttro
RA! Is the architectural firm founded in 2017 in Mexico City by Cristóbal Ramlrez de AguiJar, Pedro Ramirez de Aguilar and Santiago Sierra who are in charge of projects with diverse profiles, from residential, commercial, hospitality to furniture design. The approach of the study to the projects takes a deep analysis of the needs of those who live there, thus generating an iterative series of solutions to reach a precise and detailed result. Rasttro is a Mexican company that develops handmade accessories and decorative products using recovered wood and glass, meticulously finished by its master craftsmen.
OFFICE | Rodolfo Díaz Cervantes + Taller Tornel
BUILDER | Manuel Martínez
Rodolfo Díaz Cervantes has been dyed by his interest in composition and representation. In 2005 he was awarded the FONCA Young Creators grant, where he began his exploration as an artist. At the same time he worked as head of Damián Ortega's workshop (2004-2009), where he practiced his craft in conjunction with other disciplines. In 2009 he founded -together with Marco Rountree- the Colectivo Vigueta y Bovedilla, with which they participated in the 2010 Venice Art Biennale. He founded Taller Tornel in 2012, and currently directs it.
OFICINA | Rozana Montiel Estudio
MAESTRO | Elias Garduño, Juan Carlos García y Martín González
Rozana Montiel | Estudio de arquitectura es un equipo interdisciplinario que se enfoca en diseño arquitectónico, re-conceptualizaciones artísticas del espacio y el espacio público. El estudio trabaja en diversos proyectos a distintas escalas y estratos que van desde la ciudad hasta el objeto, artefactos y libros.
PIEZAS EN EQUILIBRIO
OFFICE | Taller de Arquitectura Pública
+ Roberto Silva & Lucas Elizondo
BUILDER | Jazmín Soto & Manuel Buendía, Luis Adan de Jesus Olvera Alias " El Tiburón", Martín Orato & Simón Espinoza, Virgilio R. Kuri and Eduardo Cabrales
Taller de Arquitectura Pública is an office founded by Francisco E. Franco in 2013 and based in Mexico City, its practice seeks to cross the boundaries of architecture from humanism, the arts, politics and science.
OFFICE | Taller Héctor Barroso
BUILDER| Daniel Reyes García and Joel Reyes López
Founded in 2010, the firm headed by architect Héctor Barroso seeks to generate architectural proposals that blend in with their surroundings, taking advantage of the natural resources of each place: the incidence of light and shade, the surrounding vegetation, the composition of the soil, the geographical features. Thus, their projects emerge in harmony with the environment that shelters them, generating spaces that highlight the habitable quality of the architectural exercise.
OFFICE | Talleresque
BUILDER | Gabriel Martínez Cordero
Talleresque is a multidisciplinary architectural workshop that thinks about space through the dialogue of two agents: desires and materials, generating a symbiotic relationship between them by combining experimentation, uses and processes.
OFFICE | TANAT
BUILDER | Max
Research, architecture and art practice focused on the symbolic, ethical and aesthetic relations of being with its context, its time and with itself.
OFFICE | we are an event
BUILDER | Juan Caloca
We are an event is a collective of pedestrian collectors based in Mexico. True "flaneurs" of the 21st century, we seek to make events around the architectural discipline in the megalopolises that know a chaotic expansion. By trying to describe the most dreamlike worlds around us, if not the most delirious, we want to challenge urban responses that we consider too functional and standardized. It is by positioning ourselves as sculptors of the imagination of a city that we try to sanctify the experience of the places in which we are led to give form to a project, an idea or a form of thought.
CURATORS | Tania Tovar Torres, Juan Carlos Espinosa Cuock y Andrés Souto Vilaros
ARCHITECTS | Alberto Odériz, Ana Nuño y LuisYoung, ANEXO, ARCHO, Casa Blanca Oficina, Comunal + Onnis Luque +TEMAs, Departamento del Distrito, DOSA Studio, Edgar Solórzano, Filodendro México, Ignacio Pérez Certucha, Inés y Nuria Benítez, LANZA Atelier, MONO NOM, ++naso, ngálvez.mx, Omar Vergara Taller, PAAR, PALMA, RA!, Rodolfo Díaz Cervantes + taller TORNEL, Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura, Taller de Arquitectura Pública + Roberto Silva & Lucas Elizondo, Taller Héctor Barroso, Talleresque, TANAT, We are an event
VIDEO AND AUDIO | Estudio WEPAWOW
OUTDOOR INSTALLATION | Dealer de Plantas
EXHIBITION DESIGN| Proyector
GRAPHIC DESIGN | Estudio P
PHOTOGRAPHY | Luis Young
We thank all the sponsors and collaborators for their support in making this exhibition possible:
- Aceros Jogar
- Estudio Papel Picado
- Rines de la Torre