ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM & DESIGN

Mexico City: Between Geometry and Geography

From Azure Magazine:

With over 22 million inhabitants spread out across an undulating urban landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see, Mexico City almost defies comprehension. In this hefty book, the authors attempt to makethis complexity digestible by peeling away the layers one by one. Among the book’s many maps is a series taken at 10‑year intervals, from 1900 to today, chronicling a growth that unfolds before your eyes. Elsewhere, diagrams probe the city’s mechanisms at every scale, from regional building typologies to hydrological and mobility systems (including public transit, down to the level of individual transfer hubs).

 

Although the region’s magnitude is overwhelming – a feeling only heightened by Iwan Baan’s stunning aerial photographs of unending sprawl – the authors make intervention in a city’s expansion seem manageable by parcelling out data in comprehensible ways. Mapheads, this one’s for you. By David Dick‑Agnew

Read review directly from Azure Magazine here: http://www.azuremagazine.com/article/design-books-material-alchemy-mexico-city-life-of-work/#

From ArchDaily:

Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro have chosen not to be distracted. Their book, “Between Geometry and Geography: Mexico City”, is an ambitious portrait of Mexico City that avoids reading the city through the singularities of its monuments. They have produced instead a stunning graphic biography of the metropolis, focusing on the infrastructures that have shaped the city and make it function today and speculating on opportunities for future multifunctional infrastructures.

Read full review here: http://www.archdaily.com/584591/making-complex-systems-visible-between-geometry-and-geography-carefully-uncovers-the-layers-of-mexico-city/?ad_medium=widget&ad_name=publications

 

Mexico City Posted on Harvard's Website:

http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/faculty-publish-new-book-on-mexico-city.html

 

Below are numerous other Spanish reviews of the book:

http://noticias.arq.com.mx/Detalles/19883.html#.VTJUs5TF9Aw

http://www.notimex.com.mx/acciones/verNota.php?clv=272849

http://rotativo.com.mx/entretenimiento/cultura/399914-entre-geometria-y-geografia-muestra-la-evolucion-de-la-capital/

http://www.mexiconuevaera.com/nota.php?id=19139

http://entretenimiento.terra.com/cultura/entre-geometria-y-geografia-muestra-la-evolucion-de-la-capital,6d2e22bf103cc410VgnCLD200000b2bf46d0RCRD.html

http://www.obrasweb.mx/arquitectura/2015/04/17/arquitectos-plantean-nueva-vision-urbanistica-de-la-ciudad-de-mexico

http://www.reforma.com/aplicaciones/articulo/default.aspx?id=517387&impresion=1

http://www.periodicodigital.mx/2015/04/16/arquitectos-plantean-nueva-vision-urbanistica-de-la-ciudad-de-mexico/