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pedro&juana: archivo pavilion
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apr 17, 2013
pedro&juana: archivo pavilion


archivo pavilion by pedro&juana
photo © designboom

 

the winning proposal for the inaugural archivo pavilion by pedro&juana is now on show
in the gardens of archivo diseño y arquitectura, mexico city.

 

in 2012 archivo diseño y arquitectura together with domus international magazine organized
the architecture competition ‘archivo pavilion’ that asked participants to transform the use of
the garden to offer a space where it could hold diverse public activities.

 


pedro&juana (left: ana paula ruiz galindo, right: mecky reuss)
portrait © designboom

 

the winning design by pedro&juana extends the garden, creating an experience with clay,
earth and plants. the clay pot used to build the the archivo pavilion, was designed by P&J
(and made by craftsmen at the cerámica contreras) its form references vases used in the
former garden of luis barragán (situated next door to the archivo diseño y arquitectura).
bright yellow tops are randomly placed on some of the vases to offer tiered seating for
presentations within the pavilion.

 

the design will live in the garden with it’s own vegetation eventually merging seamlessly into
its surroundings. the plants used for the pavilion were meticulously selected by pedro&juana:
siempre vivas in conjunction with calanchoes pumila, malas madres, espárragos y colas de zorro.

 

 


the pavilion is comprised of 650 full clay pots and 150 half pots

photo by archivo diseño y arquitectura

 

 


photo © designboom

 

 


tops made from masisa MDF are painted in four similar tones of chartreuse produced by comex; iguana, musgo, kayak and chulo.
photo © designboom

 

 


photo by archivo diseño y arquitectura

 

 


photo © designboom

 

 


photo by ricardo bernal

 

 


photo by ricardo bernal

 

 


photo by onnis luque

 

 


archivo diseño y arquitectura

 

 


plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


photo by adam wiseman

 

 


photo by adam wiseman

 

 


photo by adam wiseman

 

 


photo by adam wiseman

 

 


photo by adam wiseman

 

 


photo by adam wiseman

 

 


photos by adam wiseman

 

 


photos by adam wiseman

 

 


photo by adam wiseman

 

 

project credits

 

design
pedro&juana
ana paula ruiz galindo
mecky reuss gustavo arroyo

 

construction manager
raymundo zamora (FR-EE)

 

coordinator
alejandra robles (FR-EE)

 

clay pot fabrication
miguel aingel martinez (cerimica contreras)

 

master potters
antonio vargas
armando vargas
rodolfo vargas

 

gardeners
german medina pina
gustavo medina pina

 

acknowledgements
jose esparza
mauricio ceballos
catalina corcuera
carlos ruiz de chavez
arcadio vera jorge munguia

 

jury
joseph grima
paola antonelli
ambra medda
catalina corcuera
miquel adria

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