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Mexico City Earthscraper by Bunker Arquitectura


The Mexico City Earthscraper was inspired by the historic growth and development of the city, with each new layer built on top of another. Rather than a skyscraper, this earthscraper dives 35 stories deep into the earth in order to preserve the top layer of historic buildings in the main plaza, which cannot be altered due to federal law. The central courtyard would be converted to glass, which would filter light down through a central void to bring in natural light and ventilation.

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  2. Jaclyn June 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I’m not easily imrpsesed. . . but that’s impressing me! :)

  3. Marylouise May 31, 2011 at 8:19 pm

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  5. kristiantheconqueror March 26, 2010 at 12:32 am

    One thing that strikes me about almost all of these buildings is the manner in which they the architecture and style of the surrounding buildings. There are exceptions, namely the Mexico City “earth scraper” and the Maldives floating island, but everything else on that list is built in the style of self-centric architecture, where the building makes no effort to meld it’s self into the local environment or atmosphere. This is one habit in the avant-garde of architecture that needs to change; the perception that what came before is irrelevant and all that matters is the present. Respect needs to be paid to the history and character of the environment in which you are placing a building, much the same as respect should be paid to the local climate and the needs of the buildings users.

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