Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian) reviews our Houston Endowment office building01 / 02 / 2023 | PUBLICATIONS
Under the headline ‘As welcoming as the shadow under a tree’: the new home for the man who built Houston” Oliver Wainwright, the architectural critic for the British newspaper The Guardian, wrote a praiseful review of the Houston Endowments new headquarters, realized by Kevin Daly Architects (Los Angeles) and PRODUCTORA. Full article
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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)
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
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
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
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).
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
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.
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.
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