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Architecture Design and Building in Mexico - 01
Architecture Design and Building in Mexico

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W HOTEL MEXICO CITY

From the opening of its first hotel in New York City in 1998, the chain of W Hotels has been marketing itself to young, hip business travelers, who became a substantial customer base during the "dot.com" boom of the late 1990s. — Published 2004.1006

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CHAMBERS OF THE VILLA NAUTILUS

Villa Nautilus spills down a hillside overlooking the Bay of Acapulco to the northwest. The house's spatial bounty playfully adjusts to the irregular topography of this Mexican city. Rather than follow an unrelenting orthogonal grid of rooms and outdoor spaces, Villa Nautilus bends subtly as the hill cascades, adjusting the angles of its vertical walls to provide a variety of spatial experiences. — Published 2004.0908

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CASA LUIS BARRAGAN: POETRY OF COLOR

In 1947, the famed Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize-winner, Luis Barragan, designed a house for himself in Tacubaya. The house is now a museum honoring his work, but photographs of it are hard to come by. Now, over 50 years after the house's construction, architects at Estudio Bonta in Buenos Aires have recreated it in a computer model that captures the spirit of the place. — Published 2000.1129

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