“this great ship resembles a vessel lingering on the banks of what once was the lake of texcoco. the ship summoned the first crew members. their ideas, the ideas of many (such as occurs in any an all public works) began inhabiting the galleys, the deck and nearby waters. as often happens with collective, governmental and social works, here it is possible to recognize the efforts of hundreds of hands.”

11/01/2012 § 1 Comment

 

 

 

 

photos credits:
top three photos by pep avila
bottom two from archives of tax

el faro (fabrica de artes y oficios) by alberto kalach of tax (taller de arquitectura x).

on their website tax describe the project as follows:

the challenge was a complex one: to re-conquer a once healthy space now invaded by violence.  the faro (fabrica de artes y oficios) came to live on june 24, 2000, in one of the most impressive events organized by the newly elected government of mexico city.  it opened it’s doors within an urban framework totally apart from the traditional cultural corridor that covers the area from the historic center all the way to university city.

strongly recommend looking through the work of alberto kalach.  some of the most exciting architecture in mexico at the moment.

 

save elephants

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[title]     today’s title comes from the projects description found on the website of taller de arquitectura x.

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