Vista interior, Iglesia de la Medalla de la Virgen Milagrosa, Ixcateopan 78 y Matías Romero, Col. Vertiz Narvarte, México, DF 1955
Arqs. Pedro Fernández Miret y Félix Candela
Foto. Armando Salas Portugal
Interior view, Church of the Miraculous Medal, Narvarte, Mexico City 1955
Celanese Mexicana (Construcción) — Ricardo Legorreta
La búsqueda de “un edificio continuo”, sin las limitaciones de una planta convencional, llevó a tener un núcleo de concreto del cual se suspenden armaduras y tensores de acero, creando los entrepisos, para un mejor aprovechamiento de los flujos de oficinas.
Terminado en 1968; hoy sede de la SEMARNAT. San Ángel, Ciudad de México.
Edificio Celanese Mexicana, Av Revolución 1425, Campestre, Álvaro Obregón, México, DF 1968
Arqs. Ricardo Legorreta y Roberto L. Jean
Celanese Mexicana building, av. Revolucion, Campestre, Mexico City 1968
'Searching for “continuous construction”, without the limitations of a conventional plan, took creating a concrete core from which steel trusses and turnbuckles are suspended, creating mezzanines, for better utilization of flows for offices.'
SEMARNAT headquarters today.
CASA DO PEGO
Maybe it’s the arrival of spring here in the UK but suddenly my interest has shifted from Scandinavian cabins set against snowy backdrops (hello Four Cornered Villa) and thoughts of curling up beside a woodburning stove to, well, thoughts of summer, and warmth, and the possibilities of indoor-outdoor living.
Which is why this property simply leapt out from the screen when I spotted it listed with The Modern House. If you were to ask me what my ideal summery holiday home might look like, this would be it. Long and lean, with beautifully minimal lines and extensive glazing, and designed to offer seamless indoor-outdoor living between the interior spaces and the large decked areas. And tactile too, with a generous use of concrete played against timber – pinewood in this case. Throw in Beat Lights by Tom Dixon and I’m well and truly sold.
Inhabiting Infrastructures: Indian Stepwells | Socks Studio
The stepwells are generally storage and irrigation tanks in which sets of steps must be descended in order to reach for water and maintain the well itself. These structures are mostly common in western India and in arid regions of South Asia where they provide regular supply in regions affected by heavy seasonal fluctuations in water availability.
The stepwells, (the erliest date to 600 AD), essentially appear as infrastructural monuments for water collection, huge artifacts somewhere between landscape and architecture sunken in the earth. They are usually composed of two constant elements, a well and an access route: the well collects monsoon rain percolating through layers of fine silt (to filter particulates), eventually reaching a layer of impermeable clay. The second elements, the staircases, are descended to reach water and allow the use of the infrastructure. There are no two identical stepwells, as each one of them, – about 3000 were built -, reveals specific features in the shape and in the decorative motives; in some cases the stepwells host galleries and chambers around the well.