rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum
 
rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum
dec 11, 2009

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum

this week designboom visited rojkind arquitectos’ studio in mexico city.

michel rojkind – portrait © designboom

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum tamayo museum model designed by rojkind arquitectos + BIG architects image © designboom

born in mexico city, michel rojkind studied architecture and urban planning at the universidad iberoamericana. with the idea of exploring new challenges that address contemporary society, to design compelling experiences that go beyond mere functionality, and to connect at a deeper level with the intricacies of each project, he established an independent firm rojkind arquitectos (2002) recognized by architectural record in 2005 as one of the best ten ‘design vanguard’ firms.

‘by pursuing all projects that represent a particular design challenge, rojkind arquitectos has been able to develop a wide an ever-growing spectrum of designs initiatives, from the intimacies of small objects to the intricacies of large buildings and master plans.’

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum tamayo museum model designed by rojkind arquitectos + BIG architects image © designboom

shown in this first post is one of the studio’s most recent projects the new tamayo museum, mexico city which was designed in collaboration with BIG architects.

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum tamayo museum model designed by rojkind arquitectos + BIG architects image © designboom

set upon a steep hillside in atizapan on the outskirts of mexico’s largest metropolis will soon sit the new tamayo museum which will serve as a nucleus of education and culture, locally, regionally, and internationally.the main concept of museo tamayo ex-tension atizapan is an ‘opened box’ that unfolds, opens and invites the visitors inside. package, restoration and storage will serve as additional cultural spaces for visitors to understand the stages that an art piece goes through in order to get to its specific destination.

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum tamayo museum model designed by rojkind arquitectos + BIG architects image © designboom

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum the ‘unfolded’ box, design concept for the museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

this project takes advantage of the best views from above, making the best of the steep terrain and shading the more social program below. exterior and interior spaces overlap to provide the best environment possible for each function, and optimal climatic performance.

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

you can read more on this project in our previous post.

rojkind arquitectos studio visit: new tamayo museum rojkind arquitectos studio in mexico city image © designboom

  • Felicidades, impresionantes diseños que en verdad dan prioridad al sentido artístico de la construcción por encima de lo funcional.

    Oscar M says:
  • ¡Felicidades Michel! Un abrazo.

    Alfonso Govela says:

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