Being the Mountain05 / 08 / 2020 | PUBLICATIONS
As result of the research PRODUCTORA initiated after winning the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Practice at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Being the Mountain examines the relationship between architecture and the land it occupies, an obvious interaction - a building must touch the ground - that it often remains unexplored. The richly illustrated contributions of Carlos Bedoya, Frank Escher, Wonne Ickx, Véronique Patteeuw, and Jesús Vassallo revisit significant moments in the history of architecture that shed new light on the techniques and legacies of modernism.
PRODUCTORA Teaching in New York and Mexico12 / 06 / 2021 | ACADEMIC
Fall semesters are wrapping up! Wonne Ickx is teaching an Advanced V studio at GSAPP, Columbia, New York. The studio brief entitled “UNADAPTED” explores the possibility to re-use historic armories as a new Social Infrastructure for Brooklyn. Abel Perles continued teaching a design studio at the Master Degree in Housing at CENTRO in Mexico City, while Carlos Bedoya teaches Studio 8 at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Winner of the 4th Place at Al Nouri Mosque Complex competition04 / 16 / 2021 | AWARDS
PRODUCTORA’s team is one of the winners of the competition Al Nouri Mosque Complex (4th place of 123 competing entries). A competition organized by UNESCO is part of a larger effort aiming to restore the urban, social and cultural fabric of the Old City of Mosul following its tragic destruction at the hands of ISIS between 2014 and 2017. In collaboration with the Turkish-Belgian architect Asli Cicek and the Mexican restoration specialists Andrea Monroy and Diana Fonseca.
The Berlage Keynotes03 / 20 / 2021 | LECTURES
The Berlage Keynotes: "The Easy Solution is Hard to Find" by Wonne Ickx. The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. Organized and hosted by the Berlage, the series is part of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment's Public Programs. Thursday, April 1, 2021.
AIA Design Awards: Los Angeles and New York01 / 21 / 2021 | AWARDS
The American Institute of Architects of New York awarded our project Rooftop Prim with an Architecture Honor Prize in Cultural Category in its annual event: 2021 AIANY Design Awards, announced on January 11, 2021.
Our project Houston Endowment Headquarters (in association with Kevin Daly Architects) received the Merit Award by the American Institute of Architects of Los Angeles – Next LA Award 2020 – in the Institutional/Civic category.
A’N Best of Design Awards01 / 21 / 2021 | AWARDS
Three of our projects were awarded by the A’N Best of Design Award 2020. Bautista House, a Caribbean holiday retreat, has won first place in the Single-Unit Residential Category. While our project Rooftop Prim: a lightweight polycarbonate structure on top of an existing historic building in downtown Mexico City, received first place in the Renovation Category. The third award went to our project Houston Endowment Headquarters (in association with Kevin Daly Architects) which received 1st place in the Unbuilt Commercial Category.
Exhibition “Re-Sources” at Storefront, NY11 / 16 / 2020 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition “Re-Sources“ at Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC.Drawing upon its material and social resources, the exhibition invites 26 architects and designers who have worked with Storefront in its recent history to create new works with leftover and surplus items from its office, gallery, and storage spaces. PRODUCTORA produces a sculpture with sticks, poles and pipes found in Storefront’s basement: broomsticks, galvanized pipes, mob handles, extension poles, floor scrapers and snow shovels. Hereby they pay tribute to the continuous labor of cleaning, repairing, servicing and maintaining the facility over the years. The trophy-like composition, with a playful wink to Boris Iofan's Palace of the Soviets (1931-33), brings up the complex linkage in the actual political discourse between the recognition of labor rights and the farcical accusations of socialism. . From November 21, 2020 until march 30, 2021, NYC, USA.
Upcoming conferences 2020/202110 / 15 / 2020 | LECTURES
- October 22, 2020 | Buenos Aires, Argentina. Abel Perles in the Cycle of Conversations: Architecture in Latin America /1. Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).
- November 9, 2020 | Quito, Ecuador. Abel Perles and Carlos Bedoya at the Panamerican Biennial of Architecture of Quito 2020. Conversation: Teopanzolco Cultural Center.
- November 18, 2020 | Bogotá, Colombia. Abel Perles at the XXVII Colombian Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, organized by the Colombian Society of Architects.
- November 20 | Mexico City. Fábrica de Ciudad. Special participation of PRODUCTORA in Fabrica Friday - Cycle 3.
- November 24, 2020 : Zurich, Switzerland. Carlos Bedoya in Seven Questions lecture Series. Studio Jan de Vylder at ETH Zurich University (Department of Architecture).
- March 18, 2021 | Mexico City, Mexico. Carlos Bedoya at Radio Arquitectura: Dialogue 3 Evolutions. Dialogue with Emmanuel Ramirez (MMX) and Gabriela Carrillo (Carrillo-Rocha).
- March 25, 2021 | Buenos Aires, Argentina. Abel Perles at the School of Architecture and Urban Studies of Torcuato Di Tella University.
Being the Mountain book launch10 / 05 / 2020 | PUBLICATIONS
The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize and IIT College of Architecture would like to invite you to join us in a book launch of Being the Mountain, published by the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture & Actar Publishers. The Being the Mountain book launch will be a dynamic conversation between members from PRODUCTORA, IIT students, MCHAP jury members, and contributing authors. Introductions to be made by Reed Kroloff, Dean of IIT College of Architecture, Ricardo Devesa, editor-in-chief of Actar Publishers, and Dirk Denison, MCHAP Director. Participations by Leslie Johnson, Frank Escher, Fabrizio Gallanti, and Florencia Rodriguez.
Richly illustrated contributions by Carlos Bedoya, Frank Escher, Wonne Ickx, Véronique Patteeuw, and Jesús Vassallo revisit significant moments in architectural history that cast new light on the techniques and legacies of modernism, especially in settings like Mexico and California, where architects such as Ricardo Legorreta and John Lautner incorporated dramatic natural topography in their agendas.
The book launch is taking place on October 14th at 5:00 pm CST via Zoom as part of the IIT College of Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series. Broadcasting Live on the ArchDaily Facebook at 5:00 pm CST. The book can be purchased on actar.com
Jury for Wheelwright Prize 2020 (Harvard Graduate School of Design)04 / 10 / 2020 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx is a member of the jury for the 2020 Wheelwright Prize from Harvard Graduate School of Design, along with Sarah M. Whiting, dean of Harvard GSD; Department of Architecture chair Mark Lee; 6a Architects co-founder Tom Emerson and 2016 Wheelwright Prize recipient Anna Puigjaner. The finalists: Gustavo Utrabo (Brazil), Bryony Roberts (USA), Daniel Fernandez Pascual (Spain), aspire to win a grant, to support a cross-cultural engagement and the development of an extensive design research.
The committee headed by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, professor at ETH Zurich, and composed of Sarah Whiting (Harvard University, GSD), Rahul Mehrotra (Harvard University), Ding Wowo (University of Nanjing), Lesley Lokko (City College, New York) and Luis Fernández-Galiano (University of Madrid) selected PRODUCTORA among the 50 best architectural firms 2020. Domus, Italy
As part of the Master of Advanced Architectural Projects 11 (MPAA-11) of the ETSAM Projects Department, Carlos Bedoya gave a lecture and a theoretical class within the Dual Workshops Seminar: Another criticism, another practice. This serie has the purpose of encourage a critical and precise knowledge of the conceptual and productive tools required to work in different contemporary scenario.
WA Mexican Architecture Special Edition01 / 31 / 2020 | PUBLICATIONS
The prestigious Chinese magazine World Architecture (WA) in collaboration with ArchDaily curated the most recent special edition dedicated to Mexican architecture, where Teopanzolco Cultural Center is one of the 12 outstanding works.
Kevin Daly Architects and PRODUCTORA win the Houston Endowment Headquarters International Competition11 / 11 / 2019 | AWARDS
The Houston Endowment and competition organizers Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) announced that the team led by Kevin Daly Architects (KDA) with Mexico City-based PRODUCTORA, in collaboration with TLS Landscape Architecture, has won the international competition to design the new Houston Endowment Headquarters. The winning design concept is praised as a dynamic response to Houston’s architectural and landscape tradition. (Full Press Release)
Panorama de Obras Award at the XI BIAU10 / 15 / 2019 | AWARDS
The Teopanzolco Cultural Center was one of the 17 projects that received the Panorama de Obras Award, among the 997 proposals presented to the XI BIAU (Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2019) in Asuncion, Paraguay. The Teopanzolco Cultural Center is a project created by Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA that was inaugurated in August 2017, and has since become a cultural space of national and international relevance.
Golden Medal at the 1st Biennial of Architecture in Oaxaca10 / 09 / 2019 | AWARDS
One year after its inauguration, the Teotitlán del Valle Community Cultural Center received the Gold Medal at the 1st Biennial of Architecture in Oaxaca, participating in the Culture category. The center is currently headed by Abigaíl Mendoza and a committee entirely conformed by Zapotec women, who do a wonderful job for the entire indigenous community of this Oaxacan town. We want to give a special thanks to Ismael Rojas, the project’s contractor, for joining us at all times, to Liz Galván for all his support, and to Juan Miguel Gutierrez from CEMEX who, together with the Cement and Concrete Technology Center (CTCC) collaborated with us to make this project a reality. Our greatest gratitude to the people and the Municipality of Teotitlán del Valle for having given us this opportunity and to the Colegio de Arquitectos del Estado de Oaxaca (Caeo Oaxaca AC) for this recognition.
Beijing Mexican Architecture Forum08 / 28 / 2019 | LECTURES
As part of the activities that will be carried out by the design week in Beijing, the Mexican Architecture Forum will be presented where the architects that make up the offices of PALMA, PRODUCTORA, Estudio MMX and TO will participate on 6 and September 7 at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China.
Lecture at San Pablo Cultural Center in Oaxaca08 / 01 / 2019 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx from PRODUCTORA will give a conference in the City of Oaxaca organized by the College of Architects of the State of Oaxaca. Date: Friday, August 16 - 5 pm. Place: San Pablo Cultural Center (Hidalgo 907, Historic Center, 68100 Oaxaca de Juárez)
The Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago05 / 23 / 2019 | EXHIBITIONS
The piece “Two Tower Model” (2017) from PRODUCTORA, was recently added to the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago through its Department of Architecture and Design. This miniature model inserted into the ‘California Hallway’ of the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, was one of two architectural scale models presented by PRODUCTORA at the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2017. The 8,8cm small, blue and red, styrene model was produced in collaboration with Chicago miniature artist Michael Yurkovic. We are very pleased that it now forms part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago
Mantovarchitettura 201905 / 20 / 2019 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is participating in the exhibition “Diseñando México. Architettura: Necessità E Libertà” that is part of MANTOVARCHITETTURA 2019 organized by Milan Polytechnic (Campus Mantova). From May 15th to June 7th, 2019 at San Cristoforo Urban Center, Mantua, Italy.
Lecture in Quito, Ecuador05 / 02 / 2019 | LECTURES
Carlos Bedoya and Victor Jaime from PRODUCTORA, as winner of the 1st International Prize in Architectural Design at XXI BAQ2018, will give a lecture on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the College of Architects of Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador, 2019
Taller Vertical V in Cuenca (Ecuador)05 / 02 / 2019 | LECTURES
Carlos Bedoya and Victor Jaime of PRODUCTORA will participate in “Taller Vertical V " in Cuenca (Ecuador), from May 13 to 17, 2019. (Architecture and Urbanism Laboratory / University of Azuay)
Exhibition: Houses for Everyone. Housing Construction in Mexico.04 / 11 / 2019 | EXHIBITIONS
The German IFA Gallery in Stuttgart presents the exhibition Houses for Everyone, which takes a look at the housing construction in Mexico and present alternatives to unsustainable forms of building. These projects use designs with traditional materials and collaborative techniques such as owner-building. They show that building a house also means creating a community. The participants are: Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño, Fernanda Canales, CEMEX, Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura + Onnis Luque, Elemental, JSa Arquitectura, PRODUCTORA, S-AR, Jorge Tabaoda and T.A.X. (Alberto Kalach). The housing prototype presented by PRODUCTORA was developed for the Housing Laboratory (Laboratorio de Vivienda) of INFONAVIT and was built in Apan, Hidalgo, Mexico in 2018. IFAGALLERY, Stuttgart, Germany / 04/12/2019 - 23/06/2019
Teopanzolco Cultural Center wins Simon Architecture Prize 2018 - Living Places12 / 05 / 2018 | AWARDS
This biennial competition presented by Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona, is characterized by an approach based on the perspective of the inhabitant, by adopting the format video as the essential means by which to explain the work and by an inclusive participation process. The Teopanzolco Cultural Center is the winning project of the Collective Places Category. Isaac Broid and PRODUCTORA collaborated with young photographer and filmmaker Juan Benavides from FILMATICA, to produce the audiovisual piece. The Teopanzolco Cultural Center opened its doors in 2017, and forms part of a set of contemporary cultural and educational spaces of the State of Morelos, designed to promote collective activities in the city of Cuernavaca. The Living Places project - Simon Architecture Prize received in this edition 145 works built in 12 European countries and Mexico. The Granting Ceremony was held the 28th of November 2018 at the 'Espacio 100' of Simon in Barcelona, Spain.
First International Prize at Quito Architecture Biennial 2018 to Teopanzolco Cultural Center.11 / 27 / 2018 | AWARDS
The Teopanzolco Cultural Center, designed by Isaac Broid and PRODUCTORA, has been selected as the international winner in the Architectural Design category at the XXI Pan-American Architecture Biennial of Quito 2018 (BAQ2018). This project, opposite the Archaeological site of Teopanzolco in Cuernavaca, has become a significant public space for the region due to its relationship with the pre-Hispanic site and the magnitude of its cultural activities.
PRODUCTORA, as MCHAP.emerge 2016 winner for the project Pavilion on the Zocalo, presents a round table discussion and exhibition opening along with The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize / IIT College of Architecture Americas. The exhibition and symposium 'On topography' by Mexican firm PRODUCTORA examines the relationship between buildings and the ground they occupy. Using this particular lens, PRODUCTORA reflects on several moments of architectural history and reviews its own work based on the idea of 'architecture as constructed ground'. Members of the roundtable discussion includes Frank Escher, Véronique Patteeuw, Jesús Vassallo with Carlos Bedoya and Wonne Ickx from PRODUCTORA. Friday, November 9th | S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
5:00 pm - Roundtable Discussion | 7:00 pm - Exhibition Opening. More info.
Lecture at MAS Context, Chicago11 / 06 / 2018 | LECTURES
ISAAC BROID and PRODUCTORA win Oscar Niemeyer Award!10 / 24 / 2018 | AWARDS
The Teopanzolco Cultural Center by ISAAC BROID + PRODUCTORA won the first prize at the Oscar Niemeyer Award 2018 for Latin American Architecture. The Oscar Niemeyer Award is the most prestigious prize for Latin American architecture and is attributed every two years to a single work of architecture previously awarded with Golden or Silver Medal in a Latin American Biennial affiliated to Redbaal. The award ceremony and exhibition of the 20 finalist projects took place at the headquarters of the College of Architects of Mexico City (CAM SAM) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
Firenze Entremuros Prize 201809 / 14 / 2018 | AWARDS
Through this award, the brand Firenze, in collaboration with Grupo Reforma, recognizes the best of architecture and interior design in Mexico: 1st Prize - Best Public Architecture Building for Teotitlan del Valle Community Cultural Center (Oaxaca) of PRODUCTORA | 3rd Prize - Best Public Architecture Building for Teopanzolco Cultural Center (Cuernavaca, Morelos) by Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA.
Exhibition 44 Low-resolution Houses09 / 07 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
The Fleischmann Residence by PRODUCTORA is part of the exhibition 44 Low-resolution Houses at Princeton University, School of Architecture. The exhibition is curated by Michael Meredith and designed by MOS. The exhibition proposes the term 'low-resolution' to counter the inclination towards high-resolution architectural sophistication, gestural complex curvature, and models of architecture focused on seamlessness. From September 11 to November 9, 2018 / Opening: September 11, 5.30pm/ North Gallery, Princeton University School of Architecture.
Teopanzolco Cultural Center Book09 / 05 / 2018 | PUBLICATIONS
Editorial Arquine publishes the CULTURAL CENTER TEOPANZOLCO book in collaboration with the Secretary of Culture of the State of Morelos. This book is dedicated exclusively to this project by isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA, from the winning proposal of the competition to the opening of the building through the construction process. Includes texts by Cristina Faesler and Go Hasegawa.
See the book.
Urban Redensification Exhibition08 / 31 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition Urban Redensification presented by INFONAVIT, through the Research Center for Sustainable Development (CIDS) on August 31, 2018. The exhibition brings together 32 prototypes made by the same number of architects, who seek to rethink territorial development , dignify housing and improve the people´s quality of life.
Teopanzolco Cultural Center - finalist for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP)08 / 03 / 2018 | AWARDS
Teopanzolco Cultural Center (by Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA) is one of the six finalists for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) as ‘best building built in the Americas 2016-2017’. Selected from a longer list of 31 projects announced earlier this summer in Venice, these outstanding works of architecture will compete for the top honor, the MCHAP Award, which will be announced in October.
PRODUCTORA at the Mexican Pavilion of Venice Architecture Biennial 201805 / 30 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
The curatorial proposal for the Pavilion of Mexico at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennial entitled Echoes of a Land emphasizes the geographical, imaginary and cultural burden of Mexican architecture. The Official Selection is the product of an open call, in which 213 projects were entered and 21 were selected that represent Mexico in Venice: Oscar Hagerman + CANO VERA; Alejandro Guerrero, Andrea Soto | ATELIER ARS; Communal: Architecture Workshop + Onnis Luque; Isaac Broid + PRODUCER; Hector Barroso Workshop; Juan Carral Architecture; Carlos González Lobo + María Eugenia Hurtado; Manuel Cervantes Céspedes; Jsa | Javier Sánchez + Aisha Ballesteros; Macias Peredo Study; Enrique Norten | TEN architects; Workshop 6a | Alejandro Sánchez García, Mariza Flores Pacheco; HE; MMX study; Workshop | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo; Javier Muñoz + Mario Peniche + Augusto Quijano + Alejandro Vales + Jorge Carlos Zoreda; GDU: Urban Design Group; Enrique Lastra de Wit; ALA Study; Escobedo-Soliz; Alonso de Garay | ADG Workshop. The Pavilion will be exhibited until November 25 at the Old Naval and Military Complex known as "The Arsenal" in the city of Venice, Italy. The exhibition was curated by Gabriela Etchegary y Jorge Ambrosi. More info.
BAG Guatemala Architecture Biennial 201805 / 28 / 2018 | LECTURES
Victor Jaime from PRODUCTORA participates as speaker in the BAG 2018- Architecture Biennial of Guatemala, that will take place on May 29, 30 and 31 at the Lux Theater of Guatemala City.
Lecture in Hermosillo, Sonora05 / 02 / 2018 | LECTURES
Víctor Jaime participates in EIT! Talks Project, giving a lecture on April 13, 2018, at the facilities of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Sonora Norte (Hermosillo, Sonora).
Lectures in Texas05 / 02 / 2018 | LECTURES
Abel Perles gives a lecture in the CAPPA Auditorium at School of Architecture in the University of Texas at Arlington, on Friday, April 13, 2018. http://www.uta.edu/cappa/ Also In AIA Fort Worth (American Institute of Architects), as part of Perspectivas, LiA (Latinos in Architecture) is hosting a lecture by Abel Perles of PRODUCTORA at Kahn Auditorium at the Kimbell Art Museum https://kimbellart.org/ on Saturday April 14, 2018.
PRODUCTORA at final reviews in COLUMBIA and YALE04 / 30 / 2018 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx of PRODUCTORA will attend on April 30 and May 2nd, 2018 to the final reviews at GSAPP - Columbia University in New York for Tatiana Bilbao and Kersten Geers (OFFICE KGDVS). On May 3rd and 4th, 2018 he will attend to the final reviews at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven for the studios of Tatiana Bilbao and Pier Vittorio Aureli.
PRODUCTORA receives SILVER MEDAL AWARD for PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE04 / 25 / 2018 | AWARDS
On Friday April 20, Wonne Ickx receives -on behalf of PRODUCTORA- the Silver Medal Award for Professional Excellence from Tau Sigma Delta, the architecture honor society at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The honor is awarded to 'a professional with a record of distinction in the field of architecture'. Previous recipients include Barbara Bestor, Greg Lynn, and Michael Maltzan. A lecture and presentation of the award will be held in the IDC (Interim Design Center) at Cal Poly Pomona, California starting at 12:00 pm, as part of the ARC SPRING LECTURE SERIES.
PRODUCTORA presents 'Columbus Table' for MANIERA at the Design Week Milan 201804 / 12 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
During Fuorisalone 2018, ALCOVA opens the doors of one of Milan’s most historic panettone factories to the public for the first time. There MANIERA will show its newest furniture pieces designed by two young architecture studios: Mexico City based PRODUCTORA and the Milanese duo Piovenefabi. PRODUCTORA presents the Columbus Table, a further development of the Columbus Circles installed for the inaugural Exhibit Columbus 2017 in Columbus, Indiana. Similar to the Circles, the aluminum side table is defined by basic geometric shapes and minimal material operations. The piece explicitly seeks relations to its immediate context, by allowing the table to embrace existing corners. ALCOVA, Via Popoli Uniti 11 – 13, Milano (IT) / From April 17 to 22, 2018 (daily 11 am – 7 pm) / Aperitivo on Thursday 19 April (5:30 – 8:00 pm).
Upcoming Lectures 201802 / 13 / 2018 | LECTURES
Design Week Mazatlán | Dialogues of Architecture and City. Carlos Bedoya will participate as a guest lecturer in the Mazatlán Design Week program that will take place on February 15 and 16 in the City of Mazatlán, Sinaloa.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA - On Friday, February 23, Abel Perles will give a lecture at the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the Spring Semester 2018 Lectures Series.
UNAM | 13 International Architecture Congress with High Bioclimatic Technology and Sustainable Design 2018. Carlos Bedoya will participate as principal speaker on March 6 at 17.40 hs. This important event, organized by the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and BIOMAH, will take place at the Carlos Lazo Theater of the Faculty of Architecture, UNAM, from March 5 to 8.
CENTROmx | Guadalajara Carlos Bedoya will participate as a guest speaker at the CENTRO Conference Series + Workshops (January - June 2018). The talk will take place on March 9 at the University Center of Art, Architecture and Design of the University of Guadalajara.
Exhibition: INSCRIPTIONS. Architecture Before Speech01 / 23 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition 'INSCRIPTIONS. Architecture Before Speech', curated by K Michael Hays and Andrew Holder. The show is in the Druker Design Gallery at Harvard Graduete School of Design. The curators open the show with a joint lecture in the Piper Auditorium at the GSD on January 23. The exhibition will remain open until March 11, 2018.
Conversation at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Cultural Center01 / 05 / 2018 | LECTURES
Next Saturday January 6, Wonne Ickx (PRODUCTORA) will speak at the Chicago Architecture Biennial on "The Interior: Collected, Observed and Explored". This panel discussion brings together Biennial participants with curators for a conversation on “the interior” as represented in an exhibition context. The panel will draw connections between the Art Institute of Chicago’s Thorne miniature rooms and the Biennial’s reconsideration of these miniatures–a historical exhibition format adapted to address issues of contemporary architecture. Moderated by the Biennial's associate curator Sarah Hearne, this public conversation will bring Biennial participants Thomas Kelley (Norman Kelley, Chicago/New York), Wonne Ickx (PRODUCTORA, Mexico City), and Anna Neimar (First Office, Los Angeles) in dialogue with Lindsay Mican Morgan, curator of the Art Institute of Chicago's Thorne Miniature Rooms. Chicago Cultural Center / 2:30 pm–4:30 pm. More info.
Gold and Silver Medals at the III Mexico City Architecture Biennial12 / 01 / 2017 | AWARDS
Last Thursday, November 23 during the III CDMX Architecture Biennial ceremony, we received two important awards in the category Culture: the Gold Medal for Teotitlan del Valle Community Cultural Center (Oaxaca) and the Silver Medal for Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca, Morelos (in association with Isaac Broid).
Exhibition design for John Baldessari show at Museo Jumex11 / 11 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition 'Learning to Read with John Baldessari' opens at Museo Jumex in Mexico City. Curated by Kit Hammonds, the exhibition includes the first paintings of John Baldessari, as well as videos, sculptures and text-based works. The show will remaind open from November 11, 2017 to April 8, 2018.
Lecture at Taliesin 2017 Symposium, Arizona10 / 25 / 2017 | LECTURES
Carlos Bedoya and Abel Perles will participate as speakers in TALIESIN 2017 SYMPOSIUM. The symposium "Shelter: Redefining Refuge" will examine that legacy in the context of some of the best adaptation and reuse strategies for small, energy efficient dwellings being designed and built around the world today. The Symposium starts at the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Pavilion in Scottsdale, Arizona with lectures from an internationally-recognized group of professionals.
UCLA A.UD LECTURE Series: Chicago Architecture Biennial10 / 23 / 2017 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx speaks about PRODUCTORA’s project “Two Towers” at the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017. Together with the other UCLA A.UD Chicago Architecture Biennial participants: Erin Besler, Sarah Hearne, Wonne Ickx, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai and Sylvia Lavin and with Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston, curators of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennale "Make New History". Moderator is Michael Osman (UCLA AUD Associate Professor). Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:30pm - Perloff Hall, UCLA.
The Teopanzolco Cultural Center wins the CICA Award10 / 20 / 2017 | AWARDS
The Teopanzolco Cultural Center, a project by Isaac Broid and PRODUCTORA, was awarded with the CICA Award (International Committee of Architecture Critics) for Latin American Architecture at the Buenos Aires International Architecture Biennial 2017.
International Seminar at the PUPC in Lima, Peru10 / 15 / 2017 | LECTURES
Above The Volcano, UCLA, Los Angeles10 / 01 / 2017 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx will teach again an Advanced Topic Studio at UCLA this fall quarter. The studio is entitled 'Above The Volcano' and will investigate the relation between architecture and topography through the modernist development Jardines del Pedregal (Rocky Gardens) in Southern Mexico City.
Exhibition design for “The Words of Others” at REDCAT, Los Angeles09 / 16 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition “The Words of Others, León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War" opens at the REDCAT Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, curated by Ruth Estevez, Miguel López and Agustín Diez Fischer, is the most significant solo exhibition of work by Argentine artist León Ferrari (Buenos Aires, 1920 – 2013) in the U.S. and features the first full performance of his seminal 1967 publication "Palabras Ajenas /The Words of Others”. PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design of the show which is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time festival: LA/LA 2017.
Two Towers - Chicago Architectural Biennial 201709 / 14 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA presents two models at the Chicago Biennial. The first one (at the Chicago Cultural Center) is a 5 meter high tower fully hand-colored - as if it were a sketch - with blue and red BIC pen. A second one is about 100 times smaller and located within one of the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the The Art Institute of Chicago. This miniature model is made by Chicago miniature artist Michael Yurkovic. Two Towers - Chicago Architectural Biennial 2017
Encuentro de Arquitectura CuatroCuatros, Ensenada, B.C.09 / 02 / 2017 | LECTURES
On September 2nd, Carlos Bedoya, Abel Perles and Victor Jaime of PRODUCTORA will take part in the ‘Encuentro de Arquitectura CuatroCuatros’ to take place at CuatroCuatros Residential & Tourist Development in Ensenada, Baja California. Leading architects from Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay and Chile participate in the event: Carla Juaçaba, Solano Benítez, Ambrosi Etchegaray, Canovera, Felipe Leal, Fernanda Canales, Isaac Broid, Javier Muñóz, Augusto Quijano, Javier Sanchez, Jorge Gracia, Estudio Macías Peredo Arquitectos, MMX, PRODUCTORA, Rozana Montiel and Tatiana Bilbao. Discussion sessions will be moderated by architects Mauricio Rocha Iturbide, Gabriela Carrillo and Claudia Turrent.
Washington Street Interventions at Columbus, Indiana08 / 26 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
Last Saturday August 26, the inaugural Columbus Exhibit opened in the small mid-western town of Columbus, Indiana. Columbus boasts a staggering number of architectural masterpieces: in a town of just 46,000 people, one can find more than fifty projects by renowned architects such as Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Robert Venturi, Harry Weese, Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei, Myron Goldsmith (SOM), Eliot Noyes, Roberts Stern, Alexander Ghirard, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Gunnar Birkerts and many more…. Exhibit Columbus celebrates this richness with several exhibitions. On invitation by the Brussels design gallery MANIERA, PRODUCTORA installed ‘Columbus Circles’, an installation of several circular pieces along Washington Street reflecting on the cities architectural legacy ...
Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Cuernavaca08 / 11 / 2017
Last Friday August 11, 2017 the Cultural Center of Teopanzolco (Cuernavaca, Morelos), a project by PRODUCTORA and Isaac Broid, was festively opened. Follow the programming of this newly opened cultural hotspot of Cuernavaca in: Teopanzolco Cultural Center
Publication 1:100, Argentina04 / 01 / 2017 | PUBLICATIONS
The Argentine magazine 1:100 publishes monograph no. 58 on PRODUCTORA, The issue presents five residential projects, including the new Tello House in Cuernavaca, Morelos. With texts by Marcelo Faiden and Francisco Pardo.
Lecture, FIU Miami03 / 07 / 2017 | LECTURES
Abel Perles will lecture on PRODUCTORA's latest work at Florida International University in Miami on March 7, 2017 at 4.00pm.
Wonne Ickx will teach this Spring Semester at the Graduate School of Design (GSD - Harvard University) in Cambridge. The studio is called 'Moving things around' and uses Aldo Rossi’s Small Scientific Theatre from 1978, to reflect upon the relation between architecture and image. "The writing on the Small Scientific Theatre has generally focused on the importance of memory within the work of Aldo Rossi. In the studio we will explore how this experimental miniature stage was established as a space in which objects, 2D drawings and 3D constructions of different scales could coexist in a seemingly unproblematic way. Components from classical scenography (flats, backdrops, legs, wings, props, etc.) and premodern theatrical devices (such as 19th Century paper or toy theaters) will be used as tools and media to investigate this relation." Wonne Ickx will lecture on behalf of PRODUCTORA on February 28, 2017 at 6.30 pm in Pier Auditorium, Gund Hall. / external link studio / external link lecture
Expo at AEDES Architecture Forum in Berlin01 / 16 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in “Unlake City - Where there was a lake now there is a city”, an exhibition running from January 28 until 21 March 2017 at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin. Curated by Miquel Adrià and Alejandro Hernández Gálvez, the exhibition's title UNLAKECITY alludes to the transformation that took place over the centuries in the valley of Mexico. The term makes reference to 'un lago', a lake and 'unlake', the process of disappearance of the lake through a constant "urban dehydration". The exhibition is divided in two sections: There was a lake and Now there is a city. The first section reflects on the meaning of water within the context of the city. The second section shows projects of public space, not only understood as squares or parks, but including cultural buildings and public institutions, such as museums, schools, markets and hospitals. Each thematic focus briefly describes the history, and shows some present conditions and takes a glance into future projects, with some utopian ideas but also that are already under construction. Besides maps, plans and photographs, the exhibition showcases a topographic model of the valley of Mexico that presents the current hydrological conditions, a video which shows the transformation of the city during the past five hundred years, and a series of interviews with Mexican architects, urbanists and intellectuals.
Lecture by Carlos Bedoya at Iowa State University11 / 16 / 2016 | LECTURES
AMES, Iowa — Carlos Bedoya, founding partner of Mexico City-based architecture firm Productora, will present 'Architecture with a Detour' Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Iowa State University. Part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, Bedoya’s talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. His presentation is free and open to the public. Bedoya will look at Productora’s work 'through a set of architectural variables as a means to tease out the practice's engagement not with solving problems per se, but with engaging the inherent 'difficulty' of architecture as a productive element of design,' he said. 'Following Josef Maria Rilke’s writings, a key question of Productora’s research has been to ask how design should not only attempt to resolve difficulties, but to create architecture as difficulty: architecture imagined as a sort of detour.'
Dean's Lecture Series at Crown Hall - College of Architecture - IIT, Chicago11 / 02 / 2016 | LECTURES
Dean's Lecture Series: Wonne Ickx & Carlos Bedoya of PRODUCTORA, the MCHAP.emerge recipients will deliver The Morgenstern Chair Lecture, as part of the College of Architecture Dean's Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 2, at 6 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall.
Lecture - UNC Charlotte, North Carolina09 / 14 / 2016 | LECTURES
The School of Architecture of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, presents a lecture by Belgian architect Wonne Ickx of PRODUCTORA. The lecture is free and open to the public. September 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm at the Storrs Lecture Hall, College of Arts and Architecture, UNC Charlotte.
Being the Mountain at IIT, Chicago and UCLA, Los Angeles08 / 15 / 2016 | ACADEMIC
This Fall 2016 semester PRODUCTORA will be teaching both at the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago and at the School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The studios are both called 'Being the Mountain' and even though they offer slightly different perspectives, they both focus on the relation between modern architecture and topography. Though all partners will be in involved in teaching, Wonne Ickx will be in charge of the Advance Studio Topic at UCLA while Carlos Bedoya will be in charge of the Cloud Studio at IIT.
Lecture at Monte, Buenos Aires07 / 22 / 2016 | LECTURES
MONOAMBIENTE gallery opens its Collaborative Cycle – Exhibition # 15 with a lecture of PRODUCTORA in the new space MONTE. With Florencia Rodriguez as moderator and the participation of S-AR and Adamo-Faiden. Friday, July 22, 2016, at Monte 153C, Maure 3910, Chacarita, CABA (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires) Argentina.
Mexico Architecture Contemporaine in Rabat, Morocco06 / 28 / 2016 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the traveling exhibition 'Mexico Architecture Contemporaine / Mexico Contemporary Architecture' now showing at the 'Villa des Arts de Rabat - Fondation ONA' in Rabat, Morocco. Opening on June 28, 2016 / until August 30, 2016.
Camera of Wonders, at MAMM Medellin, Colombia04 / 20 / 2016 | EXHIBITIONS
Until June 26 at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, Colombia, our museography for the Camera of Wonders by Jens Hoffman. "Chamber of Wonders” consists of more than a hundred photographs of the CIAC (Collection Isabel and Agustín Coppel), Mexico City, as well as the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and San Francisco. The exhibition uses as a starting point the cabinets of curiosities that arose in Europe during the sixteenth century, which brought together objects from different disciplines, through which the collector could eliminate the frontiers between art, technology and science, while the viewer could establish his own interpretations and associations between objects. "
PRODUCTORA wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/15 at Crown Hall IIT, Chicago04 / 01 / 2016 | AWARDS
Pavilion on the Zocalo by PRODUCTORA was awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) 2014/15 for emerging architecture. Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) 2014/15 Jury President Stan Allen, MCHAP 2014/15 Juror Florencia Rodriguez, and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison announced the MCHAP.emerge 2014/15 recipient, Pavilion on the Zocalo by PRODUCTORA, at the MCHAP.emerge Symposium and Award Dinner at Crown Hall, the home of IIT College of Architecture. MCHAP is a biennial prize that acknowledges the best built works of architecture in the Americas, MCHAP.emerge is the corresponding biennial prize for the best built work from an emerging architecture practice. The MCHAP 2014/15 Jury includes Jury President Stan Allen, architect and former Dean of Princeton University’s School of Architecture (New York); Florencia Rodriguez, editorial director of Piedra, Papel y Tijera publishers (Buenos Aires); Ila Berman, Professor of Architecture, University of Waterloo (Waterloo); Jean Pierre Crousse of Barclay & Crousse (Lima), and Dean Wiel Arets (Chicago).
MCHAP.emerge 2014/15 finalists03 / 17 / 2016 | AWARDS
We are very honored to announce that PRODUCTORA is one of the 5 finalists for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize - emerge 2014/15. The MCHAP.emerge 2014/15 Symposium and winner announcement will be held on April 1, 2016 at S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago. In afternoon sessions the finalists will present their work and engage in substantive discussions with the jury, the IIT Architecture faculty and student body, as well as the larger MCHAP Network and Chicago architecture community. MCHAP.emerge 2014-15 Finalists Practices are Emilio Marin & Juan Carlos Lopez arquitectos (Chile), PARA Project (United States), Jose Cubilla & Asociados (Paraguay), 5468798 Architecture (Canada) and PRODUCTORA (Mexico). The MCHAP.emerge 2014/15 recipient will be announced at an evening award dinner that concludes with the winner announcement. The authors of the winning project will be recognized with the MCHAP.emerge Award, the MCHAP Research Professorship in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology for the following academic year where they will lead a studio related to 'rethinking metropolis' and research funding of up to $25,000 USD in support of research and a publication. The MCHAP 2014-15 jury consists of Stan Allen ( Jury President and George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture at Princeton University), Wiel Arets (Dean, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology), Florencia Rodriguez (Founder of Piedra, Papel y Tijera publishers), Ila Berman (O’Donovan Director of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture) and Jean Pierre Crousse (Principal, Barclay & Crousse).
Lecture in Torreon, Coahuila03 / 16 / 2016 | LECTURES
Carlos Bedoya will be giving a lecture about PRODUCTORA´s work in the NINE WEEK OF ARCHITECTURE of the School of Architecture Campus Torreón of the Autonomous University of Coahuila. It will take place at the "Aula Magna" of the Cultural Center of the University, on the 16th, 17th and 18th of March 2016.
Mexican chair (Silla mexicana) - at the Franz Mayer Museum02 / 12 / 2016 | EXHIBITIONS
The MACG chair, which was designed in 2010 by PRODUCTORA to Conejo Blanco coffee shop in the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, is part of the exhibition 'Silla Mexicana, Diseño y Identidad' curated by Ana Elena Mallet. From February 12 to April 17, 2016 at the Franz Mayer Museum.
Lecture at Calpoly, Pomona02 / 05 / 2016 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx will give a lecture on the work of PRODUCTORA at Cal Poly Pomona, Department of Architecture on February 05, 2016. The lecture is part of the lecture series 'Get Lectured'. Lectures take place on Fridays at noon in the IDC (building 89).
Exhibition Design for Camera of Wonders, Jens Hoffman10 / 27 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
On Tuesday October 27th the photography exhibition Camera of Wonders curated by Jens Hoffman will open its doors at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. The show will be on view until February 2016. Camera of Wonders is a collaboration between CIAC (Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel CIAC A.C. - Mexico City) and Kadist Art Foundation (Paris and San Francisco) in partnership with Centro de la Imágen and Festival Foto México. The Mexican architecture firm PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design. The exhibition premieres as the opening exhibition of Festival Foto Mexico building on a 20-year legacy of Mexico's most important photography festival. After its presentation at Centro de la Imágen in México City Camera of Wonders will travel to the Medellín Museum of Modern Art in Columbia (spring 2016).
Participating artists are: Berenice Abbott, Doug Aitken, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Diane Arbus, Associated Press / US Air Force, Roger Ballen, Tom Baril, Lothar Baumgarten, Wimo Ambala Bayang, Peter Beard, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Julie Béna, Lucas Blalock, Karl Blossfeldt, Erwin Blumenfeld, Bill Brandt, Brassaï, Elina Brotherus, Jeff Burton, Arabella Campbell, Sarah Conaway, Nicolás Consuegra, Mario Cravo Neto, Alexandre da Cunha, William Eggleston, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Rodney Graham, Andreas Gursky, John Gutmann, Jonathan Hernández, Candida Höfer, Horst P. Horst, John Houck, Barbara Kasten, Seydou Keïta, Annette Kelm, André Kertész, Luisa Lambri, Elad Lassry, Adolf Lazi, Jochen Lempert, Matt Lipps, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Asier Mendizabal, Enrique Metinides, Tina Modotti, Jonathan Monk, Charlotte Moth, Jean-Luc Moulène, Óscar Muñoz, Davida Nemeroff, Kori Newkirk, Kiyoshi Niiyama, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Irving Penn, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Pratchaya Phinthong, John Priola, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Thomas Ruff, Asha Schechter, Collier Schorr, Erin Shirreff, Aaron Siskind, Simon Starling, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ron Terada, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, Weegee, James Welling, Edward Weston, Chris Wiley, Mariana Yampolsky.
Fundamental Acts at Archivo, Mexico City10 / 22 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
Thursday, October 22, at 19:30 at Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura opening of FUNDAMENTAL ACTS, Archivo/Italia, Italian design in the collection of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura / Inaugural exhibition of Mario Ballesteros at the venue, curated by Salottobuono. ARCHIVO/ITALIA, the first group exhibition of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, starts from a selection of thirty objects of Italian design from the Archivo collection - both daily pieces and iconic designs of renowned authors - to explore Italy's contribution to recent history of design. In a nod to the legendary Italy: The New Domestic Landscape curated by Emilio Ambasz for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1972, the show includes three original projects from emerging Italian collectives - FIG projects, Salottobuono and Space Caviar - and a spatial intervention of the young Mexican architecture office, APRDELESP. / The bookwork includes a contribution by PRODUCTORA.
Upcoming talks10 / 22 / 2015 | LECTURES
(1) Carlos Bedoya and Abel Perles at ARQUEX, 2nd International Congress of Architecture + Design, October 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Mayan Hall Forum in Merida, Yucatan
(2) Wonne Ickx lecture 'Playing Chess' Fall series 2015 in CCAU Center for Architectural and Urbanistic Culture, October 29, 2015 in Guadalajara, Jalisco at 8:30 p.m.
(3) Victor Jaime at the XI International Science Symposium of the Chetumal Technological Institute on October 28, 29 and 30, 2015 in Chetumal, Quintana Roo
(4) Carlos Bedoya will give a talk at the Anahuac University of the City of Mexico, October 28, at 13.00 hours in Design and Architecture Schools - part of the Interdisciplinary Conferences Series
(5) Lecture by four members of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design of UCLA: Wonne Ickx, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai and Mohamed Sharif, November 30, at 6:30 pm Perloff Hall, UCLA California, USA.
Chicago Architecture Biennial10 / 03 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
Saturday October 3rd, the Chicago Architecture Biennial opens to the public. PRODUCTORA's installation reconstructs Hotel Tulum, a project that was abandoned before completion, fell into decay and is now demolished. With the help of Mexican artist Iñaki Bonillas, the story of this project is brought back to life through a poetic composition of archival photographs and literary fragments: an archaeological essay that centers on reconstructions, misreading and different conceptions of time. CAB - External Link
Fall Quarter at UCLA, Los Angeles10 / 01 / 2015 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx will start teaching again at UCLA this fall quarter. The 401 Advanced Topic Studio will research the early work of Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The studio is called: 'The Doubts of Ricardo Legorreta'.
Mexico Arquitectura Contemporanea09 / 28 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition 'México Arquitectura Contemporánea / Contemporary Mexican Architecture' in the National Museum of Architecture at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Opening on September 28, 2015.
House in Alpes on cover of Casa Grazia, Italy07 / 01 / 2015 | PUBLICATIONS
House in Alpes on the cover of the Italian magazine CASA GRAZIA (Issue July-August 2015)
Summer Lecture Series - UCLA06 / 24 / 2015 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx opened the Summer Lecture Series at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. Upcoming speakers are: Dixon Lu (MAD), Molly Hunker, Design Bitches, Dana Cuff and Dominic Leong.
Mexico: Architecture Contemporaine, Paris06 / 18 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition ‘Mexico Architecture Contemporaine’ held in Paris. On June 18, 2015 the exhibition ‘Mexico: Architecture Contemporaine’ held in Paris opened its door to the public. PRODUCTORA participates with the project ‘Pavilion for the Culture Fair’ which was realized in 2014 on the Zocalo in Mexico City. The exhibition at the ‘Instituto de Mexico en Paris’ will be open to the public until August 8, 2015
Difficult Double, Lecture at EPFL, Lausanne04 / 27 / 2015 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx will lecture at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on Monday, April 27th at 6:30pm. The lecture series, ‘The Difficult Double’, aims to find links between firms and their influences through history. On demand of Kersten Geers, Wonne Ickx explore the work of PRODUCTORA in relation to the work of Ricardo Legorreta. From the intruduction: "Difficult Double is primarily a series of lectures, which aims to offer to EPFL a portrait of the contemporary panorama of culturally involved practices around the world. The format, echoing the Venturian idea of architecture as a ‘difficult whole’, couples each time an architect’s work and his/her own main cultural reference in the architectural production of the past, starting from the basic assumption that architecture is not so much about inventions but more about intentions. The architect and his/her obsession compose a ‘double portrait’, a ‘difficult double’, which should provide a deeper comprehension of both the architect’s and the double’s oeuvre."
Wonne Ickx will teach at the 3rd edition of Porto Academy, which will be held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), designed by the Pritzker Price winner Álvaro Siza. The workshop and lectures will take place from July 20 to 27, 2015. Other particpants are: Adrien Verschuere (Baukunst), Angela Deuber, Arno Brandlhuber, Cristina Guedes & Francisco Vieira de Campos (Menos é Mais), Emilio Tuñón (Mansilla Tuñón), Guilherme Machado Vaz, Inês Vieira da Silva & Miguel Vieira (Sami), João Paulo Loureiro, Johannes Norlander, Ricardo Bak Gordon, Sofia Von Ellrichshausen & Mauricio Pezo (Pezo von Ellrichshausen), Sonja Nagel & Jan Theissen (Amunt), Stéphanie Bru & Alexandre Thériot (Bruther) and Xavier Ros Majó (H arquitectes). More information on Porto Academy - external link
Exhibition 'DRAW' at UCLA04 / 12 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA presents the plan drawings of ‘Villa in Ordos’ (Inner Mongolia, China, 2008) in the exhibition DRAW at the Perloff Hall, UCLA. The exhibition celebrates 50 years of A.UD alumni and faculty work and includes drawings by Hitoshi Abe, Diego Arraigada, Erin Besler, Tom Buresh, Steven Christensen, Neil Denari, Gabriel Fries-Briggs, Craig Hodgetts, Georgina Huljich, Julia Koerner, Jimenez Lai, Mark Mack, Elena Manferdini, Narineh Mirzaeian, Marta Nowak, Guvenc Ozel, David A. Ross, Mohamed Sharif, Tom Wiscombe and many others… Opening reception Monday, April 20 from 6 to 9 pm at the Perloff Gallery, UCLA."Working drawings embody a more complicated aesthetics of utility, where formal decisions are motivated by consequences in the world. Although it is theoretically feasible, I am not sure that it is actually possible to make a good building with bad drawings. It is precisely by not searching for formal or aesthetic effect but rather by solving specific problems that working drawings paradoxically succeed as aesthetic or formal artifacts." Stan Allen, "Master Plans: Stan Allen on Architects’ Drawings", ArtForum, Jan 2015.
'Call to order' exhibition at University of Miami, Florida04 / 08 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
This is an exhibition that is simultaneously a brief history of some of the early influential voices of the School of Architecture at UM, and a collection of works by emerging, noteworthy architects from around the world. All of the work in the exhibition can be related through their approaches to drawing and instructional method. The use of ordinary, universally appealing structures, and deceptively simple buildings that originate in geometric form are the basis of design for the architects exhibited. This approach not only links their work visually, but also theoretically, as the ever-present forms in their tool boxes hold intrinsically significant meaning and architectural power. The exhibition is on view in the Korach Gallery in the Perez Architecture Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The opening of the exhibition will take place April 8 in conjunction with Roberto Behar’s Call to Order lecture on Building Stories: Some Works by R&R Studios, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall. The exhibition will run through the summer. PRODUCTORA shows the 'House of Arts and Culture in Beirut'.
X International Seminar of Escola da Cidade, Brazil03 / 24 / 2015 | LECTURES
Abel Perles will participate in the X International Seminar of Escola da Cidade: Tempo Livre na Cidade, giving a lecture on 24 March. The Seminar will be held the week of March 23 to 27 in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
Young Ancients Symposium in Miami, FL01 / 21 / 2015 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx will speak and participate in a round table discussion, in MIAMI as part of the “YOUNG ANCIENTS” Symposium (Call to Order Lecture Series) organized by the University of Miami School of Architecture. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, January 21st, from 5-7 p.m. In Glasgow Hall at the University of Miami School of Architecture. With Wonne Ickx, Adrian Phiffer, Carie Penabad and moderated by Rodolphe el- Khoury.
Construction of CCTV has started.01 / 06 / 2015
The project for a Community Center in Teotitlan del Valle (CCTV - Centro Comunitario de Teotitlán del Valle), Oaxaca, Mexico includes a textile museum (with offices, storage spaces and restoration workshop), a local library branch and a multifunctional space. Construction of the first phase of the project has started.
Meeting 03 FUGA Architecture, Guadalajara12 / 11 / 2014 | LECTURES
Abel Perles will give a lecture about the work of PRODUCTORA in the 3th Meeting FUGA Arquitectura in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Organized by FUGA Arquitectura (International Network of Students) will take place on Thursday December 11 at 16:00 hs at the Cineforo of the University of Guadalajara.
The Chicago Stump, San Rocco 10 on Ecology (Winter 2014)11 / 21 / 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
San Rocco 10 on ‘ECOLOGY’ (Winter, 2104) is out now. Contribution by Wonne Ickx: ‘The Chicago Stump’. Other contributions: Rui Aristides and Campomarzio on the Saline Royale at Arc-et-Senans, Ido Avissar on tranquillity in disorder, Francesca Benedetto on the island of the lakes, Caitlin Blanchfield on landscape and the New Deal, Dominic Broadhurst on Mad Max, Paolo Carpi digs into compost, Ludovico Centis at Niagara Falls, Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy on Beijing’s air, Fabien Giraud and Max Turnheim on ecology and emancipation, Robert Alexander Gorny introduces Gestaltungsgesellschaften, Stefano Graziani in conversation with Rene Gabri, Harry Gugger and Bárbara Maçães Costa on urban nature, Wonne Ickx on the stump of a Sequoia, Emma Letizia Jones on Berlin’s parkway, Ali Karimi tells a fable about Bahrain, MAP Office envisions multiple Hong Kongs, Maria Chiara Pastore on sewers, Giovanni Piovene offers some notes on territory, Bas Princen finds oil, Davide Rapp explores ventilation ducts, Irénée Scalbert on apples, Sabine Schulz Blank on wilderness, Tuomas Toivonen heats the sauna. With photos by Stefano Graziani and Bas Princen
Lecture at Calpoly, S.L. Obispo, CA11 / 21 / 2014 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx will give a lecture at Cal Poly's College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) on Friday November, 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm as part of the Hearst Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at the Business Rotunda and is free and open to the public.
VUR - Prototypes of Single Family Housing - INFONAVIT10 / 29 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition "Regional Single Family House" will open on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:30 pm in INFONAVIT Central Offices in Mexico City. In this exhibition organized by INFONAVIT, PRODUCTORA and 31 colleagues made 32 prototypes of housing for 32 regions with different climatological characteristics in the Mexican Republic. / ARCHDAILYVUR - Prototipos de Vivienda Unifamiliar Regional – INFONAVIT
2G NO.69 by PRODUCTORA!10 / 20 / 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
Our 2G Issue, 2G N.69 PRODUCTORA, is out! Texts by Jesus Vasallo, Kersten Geers, Mark Lee and NEXUS by Mario Ballesteros. 176 pages, Spanish-English, Digital Edition, 2014 / 2G Monographies
3RD Congress of Architecture Anahuac, Cancun10 / 16 / 2014 | LECTURES
Abel Perles will give a lecture about the work of PRODUCTORA at the 3rd Congress of Anáhuac Cancún Architecture, organized by the Architecture Career of the Universidad Anáhuac Cancún, will take place at the Hotel Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa in the city of Cancun on 16th and 17 October, 2014.
As part of Storefront for Art and Architecture's "Host: Natural Histories for Los Angeles," Luis Callejas presents the installation "Wet Horizons" at Neutras VDL House in Los Angeles. The installation opens on Sunday October 12, with a brunch-conversation between Luis Callejas (LCLA Office) and Wonne Ickx (PRODUCTORA). For Wet Horizons (October 11, 2014, to November 23, 2014) Callejas has gone into the Neutra VDL House's penthouse and intervened in the domestic space. In collaboration with the textile artist Charlotte Hansson, Callejas has made textile drawings that hang in the top floor, alongside projections and models. The collaborative project was also co-designed with Daniel Rauchwerger (MDes '15) and Noam Dvir (UPD '14). The event is organized by Big City Forum LA in the framework of World Wide Storefront and curated by Mimi Zeiger, Leonardo Bravo, River Jukes-Hudson and Sarah Lorenzen. In this project Neutra ‘s VDL Research House in Los Angeles is used as a platform for exploring questions of provision, domesticity, and palimpsestic architecture.
Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA won the competition for Cuernavaca Cultural Auditorium10 / 07 / 2014 | AWARDS
October 7, 2014: The National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), the government of the state of Morelos and the municipality of Cuernavaca, announced that the winning proposal of the Ideas Competition to State Cultural Auditorium Teopanzolco, is that of the architect Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA. / Cuernavaca Auditorium
Forum ENTRE 2014, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico10 / 02 / 2014 | LECTURES
Abel Perles and Carlos Bedoya will participate in the round tables of Design and Urban Impact respectively, in the FORUM ENTRE 2014, to be held in San Miguel Allende, Mexico from October 2 to 5, 2014.
Congress Metamorfosis, Durango10 / 02 / 2014 | LECTURES
Victor Jaime will give a lecture about the work of PRODUCTORA in the Metamorphosis Congress 2014, organized by the Architecture Career of ITD (Technological Institute of Durango), it will take place in the Hotel Gobernador of the city of Durango from 2 to 5 October, 2014.
Lecture at Berkeley, San Francisco10 / 01 / 2014 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx will lecture on PRODUCTORA at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. This event is part of the Fall 2014 Architecture Lecture Series. Wednesday, October 1, 6:30PM, 112 Wurster Hall
Teaching at UCLA, Los Angeles10 / 01 / 2014 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx will start teaching again at UCLA this fall quarter. The 401 Advanced Topic Studio will be called 'A very long building.'
Article: On Archeaology07 / 21 / 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
Architecture Review Asia Pacific publishes an issue on 'Elements' with an article by PRODUCTORA entitled 'On Archeaology'. A fragment from the text: '... Our appreciation for the archaeology of architecture – and therefore also of archaeology as such- has to do with the very simple fact that this specific discipline (which is, just like architecture, simultaneously a science and a humanity) is entirely focussed on the physical presence of objects. Archaeology –defined in dictionaries as 'the study of material culture'- is therefore also more relevant for pre-history than for history, since the advent of recorded chronicles have displaced to a large amount this urgency of matter. If we consider the elemental part of archaeology, the excavation or the 'dig' (and we leave the speculative interpretations momentarily out) we are simply confronted with the disclosure of objects scattered in space. A numeric tri-dimensional account of items located into the earths crust. Archaeology, in a first instance, is history without words, buildings without rhetoric, space without program. It is architecture as mere matter, retained in a tri-dimensional matrix of dirt. … ' (text: Wonne Ickx). AR135-Elements (Architectural Review Asia Pacific), June 2014, Editor: Michael Holt
RUMBLE, UCLA, Los Angeles06 / 10 / 2014 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx will attend the yearly RUMBLE jury for the final reviews at UCLA on June 10th. Morning Review Session with Georgina Huljich: 'The Body of the Object' (Room 1224, 9am to 1pm) and Afternoon Review Session with Craig Hodgetts: 'Excelsior' (Room 1243A 2pm to 6pm). UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end of the year all-school exposition engages students, faculty and the international design community in a discourse on the forefront of contemporary design and innovation: with 20,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 240 projects on view and 90 leading critics and practitioners.
Temporary Pavilion on the Zocalo, Mexico City05 / 17 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
Our pavilion for the Culture Fair 2014 on the Zocalo (Mexico Cities main square) has been festively opened on Friday May 17, in the presence of the political leader Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and the director of SEDUVI Simon Neumann. The pavilion will stay open until june 1 , 2014 when the culture fair concludes. / project
Circus 192: The condition of the difficult04 / 17 / 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
In its 192nd edition, the magazine CIRCO published a text by Carlos Bedoya Ikeda, titled 'The condition of the difficult'/'La condición de lo difícil'. Circo is a publication edited by CIRCO M.R.T. Cooperative of ideas, originally integrated by: Luis M. Mansilla, Luis Rojo and Emilio Tuñón. With the collaboration of Jesús Vassallo. You can download the edition in (serie 8 - the freedom of fragments).
Exhibition In between projects at Woodbury University, Los Angeles04 / 08 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
On April 8, 2014 PRODUCTORA's exhibition 'In Between Projects' will open its doors at The WEDGE Gallery, Woodbury School of Architecture in Burbank (Los Angeles), California. In the exhibition PRODUCTORA is presenting 9 un-built projects that have a clear relation to geometry and mathematical composition. Large-scale models, made in collaboration with students at Woodbury University are presented together with black and white CAD drawings that clarify the main conceptual aspect of the building. The simple positioning of the framed drawings, renderings and wooden models on the exhibition floor, avoids all museographic rhetoric and presents the work as autonomous objects in space. The title 'In Between Projects' relates to the ongoing development of a common formal vocabulary that underlies the circumstantial aspects of each individual project. This exploration is presented through an image loop of preliminary study models of the projects presented. Ultimately, the exhibition underscores the studio's belief that strong geometric compositions and clearly legible buildings allow architecture to maintain its value through unpredictable shifts in context and program over time. The exhibition is curated by Donatella Cusmá and Bojána Bányász, faculty at the School of Architecture and principals at Claret-Cup. Participating students are: Francisco Salgado, Roger Garcia, Jeanna Casale, Tecola Robinson, Chelsea Cammarata, Yumin Zeng, Casaundra Quackenbush, Isle Keijser, Melania Gourehzar, Mitzi Hernandez, Maria Belen Avigliano, Shabnam Peida, Annette Chang,, Meng Ting Sun (Jojo), Narine Ataian, Omar Montelongo, Stephen Nguyen, Alena Eisen, Adileni Lopez. Adress: WEDGE Gallery / Burbank Campus, Woodbury School of Architecture, 7500 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91504. Until April 25, 2014. / EXTERNAL LINK - WOODBURY
CEMEX Awards - Nicaragua04 / 07 / 2014
Carlos Bedoya from PRODUCTORA will be part of the jury to evaluate the projects participating in the Cemex IX Edition Award in Nicaragua. The jury will meet next May 8 in Managua, Nicaragua.
Exhibition ´Formal Consequences'03 / 20 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
The Mexico-City-based architectural studios at103, Ambrosi+Etchegaray and PRODUCTORA join forces to present the exhibition 'Formal (con)-sequences' during MEXTROPOLI, the first festival of architecture in Mexico City. The exhibition opens its doors on March 20, 2014 (19.30pm) at Milan 44, Colonia Juarez, Mexico DF. The exhibition remains open until March 30.
Wonne Ickx also assisted last Friday Feb 28, at Sci-Arc as external critic to studio led by Marcelo Spina (P.A.T.T.E.R.N.S.) and Elena Manferdini and last Monday, March 10 at Woodbury University at the 'Tectonics 2 Detail Design' studio led by Donatela Cusma and Bojána Bányász.
Reviews - Los Angeles03 / 19 / 2014 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx will be an external critic for the final reviews at UCLA of Johnston Marklee's studio on February 19th together with Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston are currently visiting professors at the University of California Los Angeles Department of Architecture and Urban Design during the 2014 winter quarter: the title of the studio is 'Cities of Artificial Extrusions', examining the intersection of two urban models - the Continuous City and the Discontinuous City.
Lectures - Mexico03 / 05 / 2014 | LECTURES
Abel Perles gave a lecture in the 20th International Congress of Architecture and Interior Architecture at Universidad de Las Americas in San Andres Cholula, Puebla, the past 19 of February, 2014 / March 5, Victor Jaime will give a lecture in the conference at the Universidad Motolinia of Pedregal (Mexico City).
Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas TX02 / 20 / 2014 | LECTURES
Carlos Bedoya will give a lecture on February 20, 2014 at the Magnolia Theatre (West Village) in Dallas TX. The lecture is organized by the Dallas Architecture Forum and will start at 7.00pm.
Rice Design Alliance, Houston TX02 / 19 / 2014 | LECTURES
PRODUCTORA is one of the 4 invited firms to be part of this years Spring Lecture Series organized by the Rice School of Architecture and the Rice Design Alliance in Houston, Texas. The other selected firms are Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Gent, Belgium), Selgascano (Madrid, Spain) and Philipp Schaerer (Zurich, Switzerland). Architect Carlos Bedoya, principal of PRODUCTORA will give his lecture on February 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building at the Museum of Fine Arts. At 6:00 pm a pre-lecture reception will take place.
Material Art Fair - Mexico City02 / 06 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
The artist Iñaki Bonillas and PRODUCTORA collaborated in designing the stand for PRINTED MATTER, NY (the world's leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists' books). Visit at Hotel Hilton, Reforma 70, Centro Historico, Mexico City from February 6 to 9, 2014. / Printed Matter
Pablo Bronstein at REDCAT, Los Angeles12 / 09 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is providing architectural support for the exhibition of the Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein. The artist, based in London, specialises in architectural sketches in ink and gouache, set in ornate frames and depicting imagined buildings incorporating styles from 18th century France and the 1980s. For this exhibition a series of expandable furniture-cabinets are being developed that will be activated through a dance performance. / Images from REDCAT
Reviews at UCLA and SCI-Arc, Los Angeles12 / 09 / 2013 | ACADEMIC
On Monday December 9th Wonne Ickx will attend the final reviews of the first year March program at UCLA, a course led by Erin Besler, Andrew Kovacs, Steven Christensen and Georgina Huljich, that addresses and analyses gothic and late Romanesque vaults and domes. In the afternoon Wonne Ickx will take part in the final reviews of the undergraduate 1A studio at SCI-Arc, a course led by Jacki Bloom, Betty Kassis, Hisako Ichiki, Bryony Roberts and Emily White.
Exhibition Design for Rita McBride, Tamayo Museum, Mexico City10 / 10 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is currently working on the exhibition design for Rita McBride's exhibition 'Transacción Pública' at the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on October 10, 2013 at 19.30h.
MUTEK - Symposium09 / 30 / 2013 | LECTURES
Abel Perles will participate in the symposium CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN THE PUBLIC SPACE, presented by ICAS and the CENTRO DE CULTURA DIGITAL of Mexico City. September 30, 2013 at de Mobile Art Library A47, below the Estela de Luz at 16:15h.
Book of Copies at the Architectural Association in London09 / 23 / 2013 | PUBLICATIONS
After it's premiere at the Venice Biennial 2012, the second iteration of San Rocco's Book of Copies will be exhibited at the AA School of Architecture in London, UK. The exhibition will take place from Saturday 5 October to Saturday 2 November 2013 in the AA Gallery and the oficial opening of the exhibition will take place Friday 4 October 6.30 - 8.30 pm. The project consists of a collection of copied images in the form of a library, produced and collected by different invited architects. The project is based on an inherently derivative and collective effort, starting with a simple act of accumulating formal knowledge. The BOOKS OF COPIES have been produced by: Noura Al Sayeh, Amale Andraos, Eugene Asse, Ido Avissar, Ludovic Balland, Leopold Banchini, Pedro Bandeira, Francesca Benedetto, Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Stefano Boeri, Michele Bonino, Giovanna Borasi, Shumi Bose, Andrea Branzi, Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi, Matilde Cassani, Emanuel Christ, Irina Davidovici, Jan De Vylder, Susanne Eliasson, Tom Emerson, Ambra Fabi, Pascal Flammer, Job Floris, Eva Franch, Christoph Gantenbein, Andreas Garkisch, Francesco Garofalo, Reto Geiser, Xaveer de Geyter, Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna, Go Hasegawa, Juan Herreros, Michael Hofstaetter, Anne Holtrop, Wonne Ickx, Kumiko Inui, Johanna Irander, Jean Paul Jaccaud, Bijoy Jain, Adam Khan, Djamel Klouche, David Knight and Christina Monteiro, Rem Koolhaas, Wilfried Kuehn, Jimenez Lai, Éric Lapierre, Giovanni La Varra, Francesco Librizzi, Diogo Lopes and Patricia Barbas, Oliver Luetjens, Patrick Lynch, Simona Malvezzi, Johnston Marklee, Gabriele Mastrigli, Michael Meredith and Hillary Sample, Quintus Miller, Enrico Molteni, Elli Mosayebi and Theres Hollenstein, Subhash Mukerjee, Ryue Nishizawa, Olivia De Oliveira, Thomas Padmanabhan, Wolfgang Pauzenberger, Freek Persyn, Saverio Pesapane, Daniele Pisani, Annamaria Prandi and Andrea Vescovini, Joana Rafael and Paul Pieroni, Saöa Randic, Thomas Raynaud, Renato Rizzi, Marianna Rentzou and Konstantinos Pantazis, Robbrecht en Daem architecten, FranÁois Roche, Marc Ryan, Alessandro Scandurra, Valter Scelsi, Denise Scott Brown, Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates, Peter Swinnen, Martino Tattara, André Tavares, Milica Topalovic, Philip Ursprung, Robert Venturi, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu, Georg Vrachliotis, Oliver Wainwright, Peter Wilson, Ellis Woodman, Daniel Zamarbide, Mirko Zardini and Raphael Zuber. / SAN ROCCO MAGAZINE
PRODUCTORA in Colombia and Uruguay09 / 11 / 2013 | LECTURES
Lecture at the Latinamerican Students of Architecture Forum, Emerging Architecture, FLEA, Bogota, Colombia, from September 11 to 14, 2013. Lecture by Carlos Bedoya / Lecture and workshop on the Architecture Faculty of the Universidad de La Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, from September 18 to 20, 2013 with Carlos Bedoya and Abel Perles.
Contemporary Mexican Architecture in Italy08 / 30 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
Exhibition on Contemporary Mexican Architecture organized by CAM-SAM (Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de Mexico). From October 21, 2013 at the Antiguo Acuario Romano in Rome, Italy
San Rocco summer school, Italy08 / 28 / 2013 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx is one of the tutors participating in the SAN ROCCO SUMMER SCHOOL in Genoa, Italy from August 28 to September 6, 2013. This first edition of the Genoa University Summer School is organized by the Department of Science for Architecture in collaboration with the architectural magazine San Rocco. The Summerschool will ask the students to design a New Mosque of Genoa in the so called Arena del Mare. Tutors are: Ido Avissar (LIST), Paolo Carpi (Baukuh), Matteo Costanzo (2A+P/A), Kersten Geers (Office KGDVS), Matteo Ghidoni (Salottobuono), Anne Holtrop, Wonne Ickx (PRODUCTORA), Giovanni Piovene (PIOVENEFABI), Oliver Thill (Atelier Kempe Thill). Each tutor will participate for two days, taking over the work developed by the colleagues that preceded him in the days before. It is the students who will provide the SRSS with consistency, being the only constant in this educational experiment. Wonne Ickx will lecture on Friday, August 30.
Lecture at ESIA Tecamachalco, Mexico City08 / 21 / 2013 | LECTURES
Lecture, Escuela Superior de Arquitectura e Ingeniería, Unidad Profesional Tecamachalco, Auditorium ESIA Tecamachalco, August 21, 2013.
PRODUCTORA obtains mention in open international competition in Belgorod, Russia07 / 02 / 2013 | AWARDS
The proposal 'In the heart of Belgorod' by PRODUCTORA has been awarded with an honorable mention in the Belgorod City Centre Competition, an open international competition organized by the City of Belgorod and Bart Goldhoorn of PROJECT RUSSIA. The competition asked participants to develop a master plan that could densify the historic city centre of Belgorod, without recurring to the typical scheme of high towers favored by Russian developers; to find the optimum between density and quality to offer the city a recipe for redeveloping the historic center as a whole. A total of 126 projects were received, of which 43 from Russia and 83 from abroad. On Monday June 19, 2013 the members of the Jury gathered at the exhibition of the projects in the Belgorod Shurkov State Technological University and selected three winning projects and three honorable mentions. The jury consisted of Pieter van Wesemael (professor of urbanism, Technical University Eindhoven), Bart Goldhoorn (curator, publisher of PROJECT RUSSIA magazine), Oleg Grigoriev (deputy director of the Moscow Masterplan Institute), Nikolai Lyashenko (architect, principal of Tsimailo Lyashenko architects), Vitali Pertsev (Chief Architect of the Belgorod region), Vasily Viktorovich Bolshanin (Chief City Artist, Belgorod, Russia) and Timur Talgatovich Valeev (Deputy Chief City Architect).
Dogchitecture openning06 / 22 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
Dogchitecture is an exhibition inspired on 'Architecture for Dogs', a project by Kenya Hara in Japan, where the target is to reinvent the house for the dog integrating the world of design, trougth the perspective and philosophy of young mexican architects. The 10 offices that participated in this initiative are: BNKR Arquitectura, Rojkind Arquitectos, Broissin, PRODUCTORA, a-001, Taller 13, PMS Arch Buro, ROW Studio, Laboratorio Arquitectura Básica y ESOS. Dogchitecture will be exhibit in Polyforum Siqueiros from June 20 to July 28, 2013.
Jury CEMEX award 201306 / 12 / 2013
Carlos Bedoya will participate as an invited jury in the XXI CEMEX AWARD. The meeting of the jury to deliberate will take place in Cancun, Quintana Roo on June 12, 13 and 14, 2013.
Mark Manders - Room with Broken Sentence05 / 29 / 2013 | PUBLICATIONS
Wonne Ickx contributed with a text to the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition of Mark Manders at the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale, 2013. The Dutch pavilion showcases Room with Broken Sentence, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, an exhibition that covers a 23-year span of the artists activity, combining existing installations with a spectacular four-meter-high monumental new work. The publication published by Roma Publications contains a large number of contributions creating an interesting multiple perspective on the work of Manders. The authors are: Maxwell L. Anderson / Maria Barnas / Stephan Berg / Achim Borchardt-Hume / Saskia Bos / Philippe Van Cauteren / Doryun Chong / Penelope Curtis / Birgit Donker / Nickel van Duijvenboden / Peter Eleey / Douglas Fogle / Gary Garrels / Jeffrey Grove / Hans den Hartog Jager / Jan Hoet / Laura Hoptman / Wonne Ickx / Toby Kamps / Yukie Kamiya / Mami Kataoka / Vincenzo Latronico / Maaike Lauwaert / Jean-Hubert Martin / François Piron / Philippe Pirotte / Yasmil Raymond / Hans Rudolf Reust / Lon Robbe / Dieter Roelstraete / Ralph Rugoff / Nancy Spector / Susan Lubowsky Talbott / Mirjam Varadinis / Olga Viso / Joel Wachs / Ida van Zijl / Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, each reflecting on an individual piece.
Lecture at Harvard, Graduate School of Design03 / 25 / 2013 | LECTURES
Wonne Ickx will give a lecture called 'In between projects' at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Boston. The lecture will take place in room 124 at the Gund Hall on Monday March 25, at 6:00 PM and will be moderated by Luis Callejas. The talk will both focus on the work developed at PRODUCTORA as on the exhibition program established through LIGA, space for architecture.
Studio reviews at UCLA03 / 19 / 2013 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx will attend as an external critic to the studio reviews at UCLA, Los Angeles on Tuesday March 19th. The morning review concerns the Advanced Topic Studio by Georgina Huljich (P.A.T.T.E.R.N.S.) which is called 'Divergent Monoliths & The Mute Icon'. In the afternoon Wonne Ickx will be present at the Advanced Topic Studio of visiting professor Niall McLaughlin, entitled 'Do Undo Do'.
Emerging Voices 2013, Architectural League of New York03 / 10 / 2013 | AWARDS
PRODUCTORA is selected for the 2013 Emerging Voices Series of the Architectural League of New York. From the press release: 'Each year the League selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work that represent the best of their kind, and address larger issues of architecture, landscape, and the built environment. Being named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League is one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, and the program has a superb track record over its thirty-year history of identifying and nurturing firms that go on to have influential practices. This years jury included Henry Cobb, Paul Lewis, Kate Orff, Thomas de Monchaux, Annabelle Selldorf, and Adam Yarinsky. Emerging Voices is organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach.' The winning firms are: Cao-Perrot Studio of Los Angeles and Paris; DIGSAU of Philadelphia; dlandstudio of Brooklyn; Gracia Studio of Tijuana and San Diego; MASS Design Group of Boston and Kigali, Rwanda; Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects of San Francisco; PRODUCTORA of Mexico City; and SO-IL of New York City. Winners will present lectures in March at the Scholastic Auditorium in SoHo. In April the League will also present online features about the firms that explore their work through interviews and video. PRODUCTORA will talk on Thursday, March 28, 2013 / ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
Upcoming Talks in Mexico03 / 01 / 2013 | LECTURES
Course of lectures 'Viernes de Cetto', Taller de arquitectura Max Cetto, UNAM, Mexico City, April 19, 2013 / The Young Architecture Biennal, Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme (ITESCA) San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, April 24, 2013 / Architectural congress 'Ciudad y Territorio Sustentable', Universidad Vizcaya de las Americas, Campus Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, May 17, 2013.
Publications in Argentina: PLOT and SUMMA+01 / 22 / 2013 | PUBLICATIONS
The work of PRODUCTORA was published in two specialized magazines of Argentina. SUMMA+ no. 125 (October 2012) publish the project of the Mobile Art Library A47 and SUMMA+ no. 126 (December 2012) dedicates an article of Diaz House in Valle de Bravo. The magazine PLOT no. 10 also makes a review to PRODUCTORA and shows the projects Mobile Art Library A47, Diaz House and House in Chihuahua.
IAC 2013 - Distopia LAB, Maracaibo01 / 08 / 2013 | LECTURES
PRODUCTORA is invited to give a lecture at the IAC 2013 congress (IBEROAMERICA - ARQUITECTURA Y LA CIUDAD 2013) in Maracaibo, Venezuela, organized by Distopia LAB. Other invited practices are: Solano Benitez (Paraguay), PKMN (Spain), Alvaro Puntoni (Brasil), Eva Franch (Spain, EEUU), CTRL+G (Colombia) and Henry Vicente (Venezuela). The conferences will take place on February 21 and 22 at the Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Archivo - Opening of the exhibition: Manual de Montaje12 / 17 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition 'Manual de Montaje'or 'Assembly Manual' at ARCHIVO in Mexico City will open it's doors on December 17th, 2012. The exhibition is curated and designed by PRODUCTORA and explores the tectonics of the objects that surround us. ®This interest in tectonics, or 'how things are put together', is certainly a crucial issue that the discipline is fascinated with. We are interested in how the architectural notion of 'the poetics of construction' can be applied to industrial design and the objects that surround us. (...) In this exhibition we are also interested in the drawing as crucial within design, an unavoidable link in the process of object production. Nevertheless, far from gloating in the singularity of the artistic and conceptual drawings of famous designers we often see in design museums, our interest lies in the anonymous drawing: the assembly instructions, the cutting patterns or the instruction manual.® Opening, drinks and music on December 17th at 19.00 h at ARCHIVO (General Francisco RamÌrez 4, Col. Ampliación Daniel Garza, México D.F. 11840, Tel. 52 (55) 2614 1063).
Expo Croquis at the MAM10 / 25 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODCUTORA participates with drawings of Carlos Bedoya in the exhibition CROQUIS, from October 25th, 2012, to January 5, 2013 in the Museum of Modern Art of Mexico City. This exhibition, curated by Daniel Garza Usobiaga and Marco Coello, opens on October 25th at 8:00pm in the projects room Gamboa at the closing of Design Week Mexico. The collection shows a dialog between the sketchs of almost 40 mexican architects modernism as well contemporaries.
Iñaki Bonillas and The Encyclopedia Of The Dead, Berlin09 / 17 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA collaborated with Iñaki Bonillas in his latest project 'The Encyclopedia Of The Dead' which is currently at view at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin. The architectonic support consisted in the development of a ficticious library for the protagonist of The Posthumous Memoirs of Braz Cubas (1880), a novel by Brazilian author Machado de Assis. In this fictional narration, Braz Cubas writes his memoirs from the afterlife, defining an accurate self-portrait through the authors he quotes. The sculptural piece of furniture in black MDF, echoes a mysterious perspective from another dimension and includes a sound piece composed in collaboration with Jacobo Lieberman. See:www.nordenhake.com
13th Architecture Biennial, Venice - San Rocco Magazine08 / 03 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA will participate at the 13th Architecture Biennial, Venice in two projects organized by the Italian Magazine SAN ROCCO . The first one is entitled 'Call for Papers: Collaboration'. A series of plans, models, axo's, perspectives, fragments, collages, photos and videos as a varied collection of the traces of collaboration will be presented on a large table by Jamie Fobert Architects. PRODUCTORA will feature a conceptual brass model of their project for the CAF headquarters in Venezuela, a competition they won in 2008 in collaboration with Lucio Muniain et. al. and which they are currently developing. San Rocco's project 'Collaborations' will be on display in the Corderia in the Arsenale. / The second project is our participation in the 'Book of Copies' project which forms part of the larger project entitled 'Museum of Copies', the show presented by FAT (London, UK). This project consists of a collection of images in the form of a library and online database, produced and collected by different invited architects. The project is based on an inherently derivative and collective effort, starting with a simple act of accumulating formal knowledge. / Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012, from August 29th until November 25th. / SAN ROCCO MAGAZINE / BOOK OF COPIES
Storefront, NYC Aesthetic-Anesthetics06 / 20 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is invited by STOREFRONT to present a drawing for the Aesthetic-Anesthetics Exhibition: an architecture drawing exhibition with 30 drawings of Storefront's gallery by a selected group of international architects. Opening June 26th 2012, 7-9pm. / Commissioned Architects include: Vito Acconci [New York], Aziza Chaouni [Toronto and Fez], Luis Callejas [Colombia], Teddy Cruz [Tijuana], Frida Escobedo [Mexico], ESKYIU - Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu [Hong Kong], Ling Fan [Beijing], Interboro Partners [New York], Sam Jacob [London], Andres Jaque [Madrid], June 14 Meyer-Grohbrugge&Chermayeff - Johanna Meyer-Grohbrugge and Sam Chermayeff [Germany, New York], Perry Kulper [Ann Arbor], Jimenez Lai [Chicago], Juergen Mayer H. [Berlin], Leong Leong - Chris Leong & Dominic Leong [New York], LTL -Paul Lewis, Mark Tsurimaki, David Lewis [New York], MOS -Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample [New York], OFFICE - Kersten Geers & David Van Severen [Brussels] , Jorge Otero-Pailos [New York], PRODUCTORA [Mexico DF], Philippe Rahm [Paris], Noura Al Sayeh [Bahrain], Sho Shigematsu [OMA New York], Julien De Smedt [Brussels-New York], STAR strategies + architecture - Beatriz Ramo [Rotterdam], Superpool - Selva Gurdogan - Gregers Tang Thomsen [Istanbul], VisionArc -Landon Brown-Toshiko Mori [New York], WW - Sarah Whiting, Ron Witte- [Houston], Michael Young [New York], Alejandro Zaera Polo [London-New York] and Andrew Zago [Los Angeles].
Architecture for Humanity - Drawing Auction06 / 12 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is supporting the Architecture for Humanity Charity Auction of Architectural Drawings with a sketch by Carlos Bedoya. The auction includes more then 70 contributions renowned architects such as Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Fumihiko Maki, J. Mayer H., Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, Michelle Kaufmann, Kengo Kuma, Daniel Libeskind, Andrew Luck, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, Kevin Roche, Richard Rogers, Moshe Safdie, Paolo Soleri, Michael Van Valkenburgh and many, many others. Please support through your bid between June 19 and June 29, 2012 atArchitecture for Humanity.
Two honorable mentions in the 11th Biennial of Costa Rica06 / 10 / 2012 | AWARDS
Two projetcs of PRODUCTORA have been awarded in the 11th Biennial of architecture Costa Rica. Diaz House in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, was awarded with honorable mention in the category of Architectonic Design for professionals.
Dolores Thermal Park also won a honorable mention in the category ASOPAICO, on the frame of commercial projects. Casa Diaz / Parque termal Dolores.
PRODUCTORA's first monographic publication launched at El Eco02 / 20 / 2012 | PUBLICATIONS
PRODUCTORA's first book entitled '1.' is being launched at El Eco Experimental Museum on Saturday the 10th of March 2012. The book is published by Arquine and contains 30 projects of the studio. Texts by: Mauricio Pezo, Kersten Geers and Miquel Adria. Book on sale from April 2012 / English & Spanish / Softcover / 7 x 9.5 inches / 81 pp / 50 b/w and 160 color / ISBN: 978-607-7784-26-4
PRODUCTORA as one of the invited speakers at the 13th Arquine congress01 / 12 / 2012 | LECTURES
Displacements is the theme of the 13th Arquine International Architecture and Design Conference that will take place in Mexico City March 12 and 13. The invited speakers are: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (London), Sou Fujimoto (Tokio), Alejandro Zaera Polo (Madrid ñ London), Joan Macdonald (Santiago de Chile), David Chipperfield (London - Berlín), Rirkrit Tiravanija (New York - Bangkok), Benedetta Tagliabue (Barcelona - Shanghai), PRODUCTORA (Mexico City), Antón GarcÌa-Abril (Madrid - Mexico City), Eyal Weizman (London), Yves Behar (San Francisco - New York), Thomas Heatherwick (London), Steven Holl (New York - Beijing) and Cameron Sinclair (San Francisco). For more information.
Teaching at UCLA, Los Angeles01 / 01 / 2012 | ACADEMIC
Wonne Ickx will start teaching at UCLA as visiting professor for the winter quarter. The Advanced Topic Studio is called 'A Hole in the Earth'.
Thermal Park Dolores - 2nd Prize10 / 04 / 2011 | AWARDS
PRODUCTORA and local partner Miguel Alvite win 2nd prize in the Open National Competition for a Thermal Park in Dolores, Argentina.
Workshop at Texas A&M University, USA01 / 24 / 2011 | ACADEMIC
PRODUCTURA will be giving a workshop at the Texas A&M University, College of Architecture, entitled: 'A Hole in the Earth'. The workshop will start the 24th of January and end on the 6th of March 2011. A lecture on their work will be given by Carlos Bedoya and Wonne Ickx on the 7th of February at 17.30 in the Preston Geren Auditorium.
Opening at V&A Museum, London06 / 14 / 2010 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhbition'1:1 Architects build small spaces' will open its doors to the general public on June 15th at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. PRODUCTORA is one of the nineteen architecture firms who were asked by the V&A to submit concept designs, responding to specific locations in the Museum. Seven of the proposals were then selected for construction at full-scale. The concept models and presentation panels for all nineteen submissions are on display in Architecture Gallery 128A. / Website V&A 1:1
Second place in the competition 'La tallera' in Cuernavaca, Mexico06 / 02 / 2010 | AWARDS
PRODUCTORA's project for 'La Tallera' obtained second place in the invited competition for the design and rehabilitation of a museum complex in Cuernavaca, Mexico where the Mexican painter David A. Siquieros used to have his private house and ateliers to work on large scale murals.
HIäE awards 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia04 / 26 / 2010 | AWARDS
The house in Chihuahua was selected as one of the '50 most beautiful houses of the world' for the Innovative and Excellence Awards by Zavod Big, creative industries, and their flagship publication HIäE magazine from Ljubljana, Slovenia. 'The exhibition and accompanying special magazine issue assembles and recognizes a selection of the best residential architecture being practiced all over the world today.' / Opening: May 14, 2010, Exhibition and Convention Center Ljubljana / Website
Mexican Modernisms at Bozar, Brussels02 / 10 / 2010 | EXHIBITIONS
At Bozar, the Fine Arts Centre in Brussels, the exhibition 'Mexican Modernisms' will open its doors to the general public the forthcoming 11th of February as part of the festival °MEXICO! The exhibition is a co-production between BOZAR (BE), A+ (BE) and CONACULTA (MEX) and presents a series of impressive enlarged photographs of 40 canonical architectural pieces build between 1930 and 1985. In addition, newly produced audiovisual documents review these buildings in their actual context. The curatorial work was realized by José Castillo and PRODUCTORA with additional research by Fernanda Canales and Alejandro Hernández. PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design. / Architects included into the exhibition are Augusto H. ¡lvarez, Alberto T. Arai, Francisco Artigas, Luis Barragán, Félix Candela, Fray Gabriel Chávez de la Mora, Enrique de la Mora y Palomar, Enrique del Moral, Mathias Goeritz, Teodoro González de León, Fernando Gónzalez Gortázar, AgustÌn Hernández, Horst Hartung, Ricardo Legorreta, David Muñoz, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Juan O'Gorman, Jaime Ortiz Monasterio, Mario Pani, Augusto Pérez Palacios, Reinaldo Pérez Rayón, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Juan Sordo Madaleno, Héctor Velázquez, Ramón Torres and Alejandro Zohn.
1st Prize - Centro Cultural San Carlos Competition, Mexico City11 / 17 / 2009 | AWARDS
PRODUCTORA received first prize in the invited competition for the interior architecture of the Cultural Center 'San Carlos', an new exhibition space to be opened in the 18th Century Halls of the Fine Arts Academy in Mexico City. The new center will open its doors by mid March 2010.
Honorable mention in the competition for MPAC Museum, Argentina08 / 12 / 2009 | AWARDS
PRODUCTORA obtained honorable mention in the Open National Competition for the MPAC ('Provincial Museum of Contemporary Art') in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Our local partner was Architect Miguel Alvite. More than 204 entrees were received.
Crossing: dialogues for emergency architecture at NAMOC, Beijing05 / 12 / 2009 | AWARDS
PRODUCTORA has the pleasure to anounce the opening of the exhibition ìCrossing: Dialogues for Emergency Architectureî at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing in which the studio participates with an architectural installation called: 'Law of Closure'. The exhibition will open its doors on May 12, 2009 at 15:00 at the NAMOC. / Other invited participants in this exhibition are: Smiljan Radic & Gonzalo Puga (Chile), IIK Studio (USA), Shigeru Ban & China Southwest University (Japan/China), Encore Heureux & Studio G (France), Estudio Teddy Cruz (USA), Emergency Architects (France), Leondelima Arquitectos (Peru), Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter (Sweden), Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan), Rintala Eggertsson (Norway), Jiakun Architects (China), Calearth (USA) and OBRA (USA).
PRODUCTORA and Lucio Muniain win the International Architecture Competition for the CAF Headquarters in Caracas09 / 29 / 2008 | AWARDS
Press release CAF (Caracas, 24 September 2008) - The Mexican firm "PRODUCTORA" wins the International Architecture competition for the New Headquarters of the CAF. The CAF made public that the Mexican firm PRODUCTORA, in collaboration with "Lucio Muniain et al", are the winners of the International Architecture competition for the New Headquarters of the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF). The jury emitted their decision explaining that the proposal envisions a simple and pertinent synthesis of the criteria of sustainability, urban and architectural quality combined with functional efficiency and integrates public spaces in favor of the community. In a first phase of this competition the CAF invited firms from 17 countries who form part of the Corporation to present their interest in the competition. After a process of selection 52 firms were invited and proposals were received from 12 different nations: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, México, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The second prize was for the firm Andrade Morettin Arquitectos Asociados Ltda. from Brazil and the third prize went to the Spanish firm QVE-arquitectos. The architectural studios that obtained mentions were: Vigliecca & Asociados from Brazil; TEN Arquitectos from México; Juan Gustavo Scheps Grandal & Gualano + Gualano from Uruguay and Alessandro Famiglietti y Asociados from Venezuela. / New headquarters CAF
Venice Architecture Biennale 200806 / 09 / 2008 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA was invited to represent Mexico at the next Architectural Biennale in Venice together with the following architects: Architecture 911, At 103, Dellekamp Architects + Gerardo Asali, Front Architecture, Mauricio Rocha ñ Architecture Workshop, Michel Rojkind Architects, Tatiana Bilbao and Taller Territorial de Mexico. Curator of the Mexican contribution is Javier Sanchéz.