Construction of the Bora Residential Tower has begun in Santa Fe, a district in the west of Mexico City that is home to the regional offices of Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche, and Amazon, as well as three universities. Containing 220 apartments in 50 floors, this building designed by the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects, which narrows at the base, is supposed to become Mexico City’s tallest residential block. Its volumes arise from juxtaposing and rorating six standard living units – of one, two, and three bedrooms – arranged around a central core. The balconies are thoguht out to maximize the entrance of daylight while ensuring privacy and good views of inhabitants. Because of recent natural disasters that have shaken the country, the tower’s structure is designed to be stable in the event of earthquakes. Completion of building works is scheduled for 2021.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.