Established in 2010 MMX Studio emerges as a collaborative team based in Mexico City focused on the design process at the various scales of the territory. Founded by Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez and Diego Ricalde, the studio pursues a collaborative approach, promoting a collective participative environment that directly informs their work.
Calle Juan de la Barrera 9A
Col. Hipódromo Condesa, CP 06140
Mexico City, Mexico
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Co-founder of MMX Studio, he is architect (BSc) and Civil engineer (MSc) by the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), specialized on construction and administration, Jorge Arvizu has collaborated in various renowned architectural firms such as Alberto Kalach studio and TEN Architects, as well as collaborations with Oscar Hagerman in designing and building shelters and schools in deprived areas around Mexico.
Co-founder of MMX Studio, he is an architect by the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and holds a Master degree in architecture and urbanism by the Architectural Association in London. Awarded by the “FONCA” with the “Mexican Young Creators Award 2003” as well as with the CEMEX Grant for architects ”Marcelo Zambrano 2007”, he has been an invited critic and lecturer at the AA (London), ITESO and UIA where he currently holds a teaching position and runs an architectural studio.
Co-founder of MMX Studio, he is an Architect and Urban Designer. He holds a degree in architecture by the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and a master degree by the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Awarded be “FONCA” with the “Mexican Young Creators 2003” he has been an invited critic and lecturer at the Bartlett (London, UK), UTA (Texas, USA), ITESO, UNAM and UIA where he holds a teaching position in Mexico City.
Ignacio Del Río
Co-founder of MMX Studio, he is an architect by the National University of Mexico (UNAM). Awarded by the “FONCA” with the “Mexican Young Creators Award 2007”, and winner of the XI international competition Arquine, Ignacio has worked in various renowned national and international architectural offices.
ProjectsThis number features the following projects:
Every year, the ECO Experimental Museum in Mexico City, organizes a competition for a temporary pavilion designed to house various events at the main patio of the exemplary building designed in 1953 by the artist Matthias Goeritz. This year MMX Studio has won the first prize for the 2011 ECO Pavilion.
This project positions the street as the fundamental element for making the city what it is. The connection between the external and internal space is physically and visually supported by the building, testing the limits of spatial continuity regardless of which side of the property line you are on.
This project involves the vertical expansion of a small studio as part of an ongoing growth strategy. The studio is built in a location that used to be the terrace of an early twentieth-century home in La Condesa. The architects explored and utilized the introverted qualities of the property—it is located directly in the center of a city block—to transform the space. The proposal would create a whole new landscape, in which the lines between the exterior and interior are blurred.
Mexico´s Zocalo, presumably the largest and most significant public urban space of the country, represents a great challenge to architects when designing for it. There is no other space where it becomes evident that every single architectural intervention turns out to be political; in terms of scale, history or social dynamics; the potentially large number of visitors that would inhabit it, would represent an inevitable imposition to the current urban properties of such environment. The Zocalo however, is dynamic and able to cope with such diversity of temporary architectural explorations.
Constant displacement of nature is an example of a colonial architectural mindset that must be reconsidered, at the very least, in modern architecture. Due to this controversy and in response to the amazing site we were given to work with, which has very special geographic characteristics, this proposal opposes architectural tradition, which has long encouraged the placement of isolated, generic, and central objects on the land.
Designing a cathedral represents both an opportunity and a challenge. On the one hand, embodies the opportunity to create a landmark that reinforces faith amongst a historically faithful Christian population, and on the other hand, gives us a chance to reflect upon the constant dialogue that should take place in such territory full of culture and history.
Praxis Mag 001 - Estudio MMXDecember 2015
Founded by Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Río, Emmanuel Ramirez, and Diego Ricalde, the studio seeks to ensure a collective practice whose work represents the team’s structure, promoting the consolidation of its experience with a dynamic participatory, collaborative methodology.