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Dynamic Twisted Terraced Tower Unveiled for Mexico City’s Design and Architecture Archives

Dynamic Twisted Terraced Tower Unveiled for Mexico City’s Design and Architecture Archives

The environmentally-centered design of the new building is influenced heavily not only by the importance of its future contents, but also the natural setting around the structure. Made up of six layered

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Richard Meier’s Reforma Towers Celebrate Natural Light in Mexico City

Richard Meier’s Reforma Towers Celebrate Natural Light in Mexico City

Reforma Towers is a two tower mixed-used project planned for Mexico City that will be located on Paseo de la Reforma. Designed by Richard Meier & Partners and developed by Diametro Arquitectos, the

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Thieves Hijack Truck Carrying Radioactive “Dirty Bomb” Ingredients in Mexico

Thieves Hijack Truck Carrying Radioactive “Dirty Bomb” Ingredients in Mexico

A truck carrying dangerous radioactive materials that could be used to assemble a "dirty bomb" was just stolen in Mexico, according to an announcement released by the International Atomic Energy Agency

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The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

Wrapped in 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles, Museo Soumaya's shining, serpentine skin was built to reflect the sun's light and to stand the test of time. The weight of the spiraling form is supported by 28

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Mexico’s Rojkind Arquitectos Unveils Digitally Fabricated Treehouse of the Future

Mexico’s Rojkind Arquitectos Unveils Digitally Fabricated Treehouse of the Future

The Casa del Arbol tree house is comprised of three hives made in concentric circles, which take on a clover shape. Each space gives one of the daughters a private play space. Rojkind Arquitectos worked

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Isla Urbana’s Rainwater Harvesting Revolution Tackles Mexico City Water Shortages

Isla Urbana’s Rainwater Harvesting Revolution Tackles Mexico City Water Shortages

Mexico City residents face huge water scarcity issues. In fact, eight million people living in the country’s capital suffer from inadequate water supply. Sometimes this means going months without access

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Mexico City’s Bajo Puentes Program Turns Vacant Lots Under Freeways into Prized Public Spaces

Mexico City’s Bajo Puentes Program Turns Vacant Lots Under Freeways into Prized Public Spaces

Photo by Ian Sane As one of the world's largest megacities, Mexico City's skyrocketing real estate prices can pose a challenge to the creation of public space. Fortunately, city planners have come up

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Mexico City’s Manuel Gea Gonzalez Hospital Has an Ornate Double Skin that Filters Air Pollution

Mexico City’s Manuel Gea Gonzalez Hospital Has an Ornate Double Skin that Filters Air Pollution

The lacey façade was inspired by quasicrystal patterns, resulting in a white geometric shade that covers the front of the building. Spanning almost 27,00 square feet, the cleansing screen stretches

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Billboard House: Sign Painter’s Temporary Prefab Home Doubles as a Rooftop Advert in Mexico City

Billboard House: Sign Painter’s Temporary Prefab Home Doubles as a Rooftop Advert in Mexico City

Conceived as a versatile one-room space, the house can be transformed to suit the needs of the artist hired to produce the artwork. The interior is clad with lightweight chipboard panels and comprises a

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Casa del Agua in Mexico City Serves Local Filtered Rainwater

Casa del Agua in Mexico City Serves Local Filtered Rainwater

Casa del Agua is a new artisan bar concept in Mexico City where you can go for a drink of rainwater! The water is served in specially-designed and reusable glass bottles, and it's harvested and filtered

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BNKR Arquitectura Builds an Entire Pavilion from 5,000 Recycled Coca-Cola Crates

BNKR Arquitectura Builds an Entire Pavilion from 5,000 Recycled Coca-Cola Crates

BNKR Arquitectura is a Mexico City-based architecture and design firm that was founded by Esteban Suarez in 2005 and is constantly pushing the boundaries of green design. In order to make the Upcycling

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Nescafe’s Portal of Awareness Made of 1,497 Coffee Cups Will be Covered in Vines in Mexico

Nescafe’s Portal of Awareness Made of 1,497 Coffee Cups Will be Covered in Vines in Mexico

Located on the Paseo de la Reforma, a popular thoroughfare in the heart of Mexico City, the portal of awareness demonstrates how ordinary materials, such as a coffee mug, can be combined with basic

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Artist Pedro Reyes Creates Beautiful Instruments from 6,700 Mexican Drug War Guns

Artist Pedro Reyes Creates Beautiful Instruments from 6,700 Mexican Drug War Guns

Reyes collaborated with six musicians to create the unusual instruments. The guns, which range from rifles to pistols, were slated for burial, a common practice in mass weapon disposals in Mexico. Reyes

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Construction Begins on Texcoco Lake Ecological Park – The World’s Largest Urban Park in Mexico City

Construction Begins on Texcoco Lake Ecological Park – The World’s Largest Urban Park in Mexico City

As the Texcoco region is key to the hydrological systems of Mexico City, the park will serve as part of the city’s water infrastructure with 11 rivers, 14 canals for waste water, 4 water treatment

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17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

The Palace of the Counts of Miravalle is one of the oldest buildings in Mexico's historic center and was originally home to Don Alonso de Ulibarri Davalos Bracamontes and de la Cueva, who was chancellor

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The A47 Mobile Library in Mexico is a Modern Take on Archaic Reading Rooms

The A47 Mobile Library in Mexico is a Modern Take on Archaic Reading Rooms

The doors are semi-perforated sheets that give the vehicle a certain level of transparency, creating a seamless interaction with the people outside. The design of the bookshelves is the most

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Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Waterlevel Photo by Shutterstock A study published in Nature Geoscience concluded that the global demand for fresh water is contributing to the oceans’ rise faster than the impact of global warming

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Liverpool Villahermosa Department Store Gets a Twisting Concrete Double Skin

Liverpool Villahermosa Department Store Gets a Twisting Concrete Double Skin

Echeverria was asked to create an innovative and easy to install new skin for the shopping center, which would also be resistant to the extreme humidity of the tropical region. After trying out both

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VERDMX’s Soaring Vertical Gardens Clean Mexico City’s Air

VERDMX’s Soaring Vertical Gardens Clean Mexico City’s Air

VERDMX' eco-sculptures serve as both artworks and oxygen replenishers. VERDMX's work, sponsored by Nissan, serves as an example of how nonprofit organizations, businesses and local governments

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Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

The shining silver façade of the Liverpool Department store emulates the fast-paced traffic that encircles the structure - it's positioned at the junction of several highways and overpasses. Using 3D

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Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries: Home of the World’s Largest Mural Gets a Green Upgrade

Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries: Home of the World’s Largest Mural Gets a Green Upgrade

The Polyforum Siqueiros contains a theater, galleries, and more, but the main focus is the Foro Universal, which contains the interior portion of Siqueiros mural work. The museum received a donation from

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Richard Meier & Partners Unveil New Aztec-Inspired Mitikah Tower for Mexico City

Richard Meier & Partners Unveil New Aztec-Inspired Mitikah Tower for Mexico City

The slender and elegant 34-story tower rises above a transparent and translucent building base, and is part of a mixed-use master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by

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Blade Runner Style Department Store Brings a Rooftop Park to a Mexico City Suburb

Blade Runner Style Department Store Brings a Rooftop Park to a Mexico City Suburb

The area of Interlomas, a suburban district, is so heavily trafficked with cars, that pedestrians are often not welcome on the area roadways. To combat the subsequent gas emissions and pollutants from the

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Mexico City Will Get Its Own Greenery Filled High Line Park in 2012!

Mexico City Will Get Its Own Greenery Filled High Line Park in 2012!

New York City’s High Line Park has quickly become a new gem of urban renewal, and the increasingly cosmopolitan Mexico City is following suit. A heavily trafficked area in the city will be converted to

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Texcoco Lake Ecological Park: Mexico City to Build the World’s Largest Urban Park

Texcoco Lake Ecological Park: Mexico City to Build the World’s Largest Urban Park

Echeverria hopes that the area of the central Mexico City valley once covered by Lake Texcoco can be reclaimed to create a new urban landscape that combines nature with infrastructure. The area of the

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Richard Meiers’ Prismatic Liberty Plaza Will Bring New LEED Complex to Mexico City

Richard Meiers’ Prismatic Liberty Plaza Will Bring New LEED Complex to Mexico City

Liberty Plaza is a series of three, fifteen-story buildings on a long narrow site, which is bordered by three avenues and the commercial district. Across the street is the nature reserve with views of the

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Mexico City Eco Apartments Inspired By The Trees of the Neighborhood

Mexico City Eco Apartments Inspired By The Trees of the Neighborhood

The apartment building includes seven units with split levels and views of both the street and the quiet interior courtyard. Each apartment is properly isolated from the others with strawbales to improve

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Mexico City Public Library Surrounded by Botanical Garden

Mexico City Public Library Surrounded by Botanical Garden

The botanical garden, just like the books and computers inside the library is a source of knowledge and acts to educate the visitors of the library. The Vasconcelos Library was built on barren landscape

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Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Although not particularly known for its skyscrapers, Latin America will soon have their very own eco tower to add to the growing mix of green skyscrapers all over the world. Torre Reforma, designed by

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Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown

Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown

If there were one good thing to come out of the economic recession, you would think it would be a decrease in carbon emissions from industrial slowdowns. Unfortunately, new research shows that's not the

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