Casa Fayette, Guadalajara

Seated comfortably in the Lafayette neighborhood, Casa Fayette is known as Guadalajara’s first design-led hotel. Casa Fayette is a meeting point for art, design, fashion and architecture. Conceptualized and created by design studios, DIMORE STUDIO, in partnership with Grupo Habita, the hotel carries a distinct blend of tradition and modernism, Jalisco design and European style. source : Trendland











Elias Rizo Arquitectos breathes new life into the 1960’s Casa Ro

The history of ‘casa ro’ designed by Mexican studio Elias Rizo Arquitectos begins at its original construction in the early 1960’s in a well established residential district of Guadalajara, Mexico. The existing structure was renovated to better suit the new small family that now calls it home, redefining spaces and construction techniques while maintaining vestiges of the international style that once defined it. The open floor plan interior is flanked by two new features that define the front and rear sections of the home.

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Casa Cuixmala, Mexico styled by Robert Couturier


Casa Cuixmala - Ultra Luxury Hotel on Mexico's Pacific Coast





The oceanfront palace was in fact designed by Robert Couturier (Rizzoli just published a book on his work: Designing Paradise) in an exuberant style that mixes the feel of Morocco, India and Mexico with soaring ceilings and fountain courtyards. It was built for the international financier Sir James Goldsmith who created not only this oceanfront palace but also a 25,000 acre eco reserve along with organic farms and ranches that made his jungle kingdom self sufficient. source : luxurious magazine



Tlp House

The ‘tlp’ house is located in a residential neighborhood on the upper part of a hill in tijuana. the dwelling is composed of three volumes that contain the main living spaces. the shape of these three volumes, trapezoidal prisms, respond to the irregular shape of the plot.

T38 Studio is a new york-based architecture firm that started their practice in Tijuana, Mexico.




HUESO, Mexico by Cadena + Asociados

Cadena+Asociados collects 10,000 bones for HUESO (Bone in Spanish) restaurant interior.

The exterior aesthetic is created by a double skin façade. The outermost layer of the system uses clean, artisanal, handmade ceramic tiles with a graphic approach that refers to stitching and sewing patterns. This visual representation also protects and contrasts the inside surface, which becomes more organic and full of texture. Upon entry, visitors are given a glimpse of the off-white color palette in the lobby, where a collection of aluminum cast bones are hung on the walls. via Designboom











Reclaimed wood



Alejandro Preciado contacted Pop+Dots, an experimental design studio in Guadalajara, to design part of the interior of his new gallery in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico called Casa Conceptos. Their idea was to take an eco-friendly approach to the spaces by using reclaimed wood bits to cover the once-empty walls.


De Ida y Vuelta, Mexico City

De Ida y Vuelta, Mexico City

Tucked away in the colourful Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, a small and neatly curated show sheds light on a thriving contemporary design scene. De Ida y Vuelta (which loosely translates as ‘Back and Forth’) consists of 250 prototypes and finished objects by 60 Mexican designers, most of who have only been in operation since 2010.
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Hotel La Semilla, Mexico

Hotel La Semilla is a labor of true love and passion. Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Mexico this intimate hotel is the love-child of Alexis Scharer and his wife, Angie Rodriguez. They both have a history in the hotel industry and after nine years, their dream to open their own establishment became a reality.





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NEW WAVE in Mexican Design – watch out


The heat is rising in Mexican design, with a buzzing contemporary scene and the hip modernism of its midcentury masters fuelling desire among international collectors. Emma O’Kelly reports from How to Spend It ?

Friedmann is convinced that Mexico – and Latin America more generally – is a creative conquistador in the making: “Designers in Europe, be warned. There is a huge power coming from that area.” Europe may only just be waking up to Mexican designs, but dealers and collectors in the US are tuned in to what’s happening south of their border. Alongside the buzzing contemporary scene, interest in Mexican modernist furniture from the 1930s to the 1960s is snowballing. After the 1910-1920 revolution, Mexico – with its mix of Marxist ideology andmexicanidad (what it means to be Mexican) – was seen as an incubator of modernist thought. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were at the height of their powers, adored by the surrealists in Europe; bauhaus refugees, including Hannes Meyer, Michael van Beuren, Josef and Anni Albers and Klaus Grabe, immigrated to Mexico as they fled the Nazi regime. In turn, Mexican designers such as Arturo Pani, Pepe Mendoza and Francisco Artigas were inspired by the coolly rational style of Europe’s best and brightest.




Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño by Tadao Ando

This bulky concrete school of art, design and architecture was completed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando at the University of Monterrey in Mexico and is one of over 300 projects being showcased this week for the World Architecture Festival in Singapore

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