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

pedro&juana: archivo pavilion

archivo pavilion by pedro&juanaimage © 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 potsphoto 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 © designboom



photo by archivo diseño y arquitectura



photo © designboom



photo by ricardo bernal



photo by ricardo bernal



photo by onnis luque



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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


designpedro&juana ana paula ruiz galindo mecky reuss gustavo arroyo


construction managerraymundo zamora (FR-EE)


coordinatoralejandra robles (FR-EE)


clay pot fabricationmiguel aingel martinez (cerimica contreras)


master pottersantonio vargas armando vargas rodolfo vargas


gardenersgerman medina pinagustavo medina pina


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


juryjoseph grima paola antonelli ambra medda catalina corcuera miquel adria

  • beautiful design and execution! Thanks for the inspiring project! I’d love to attend a gathering in this garden!

    blau says:
  • Nice

    Volkan says:

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