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MEXICO MODERNO – Modern Frame

Part of the ongoing research of Mexico City, the Mexico Moderno Studio at the Ibero University analyzed the unprecedented development of the metropolis at the twentieth century. Mexico experienced an ambivalent period of rapid construction between progress and cultural rupture.
The studio highlighted six different ‘cities’ epitomized by key modern projects: the cultural, the mobile, the vertical, the commercial, the public and the green cities, are all independent agendas of such unprecedented modernity. Its architectural and urban solidification form the basis of the current endless urbanization. The studio was an invitation to not only understand but also to reconcile the past and present of our urban culture. The most synthetic result of the studio consisted of formal archetypes, transforming the studio from the descriptive to the interpretative. These forms serve as design tools for the city and architecture of the twenty-first century.

TYPE – Research
YEAR – 2013-2014
PROGRAM – Modern movement city planning
LOCATION – Mexico City
CLIENT – IBERO University