Location : Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico
Architect : ( unknown ) Project Architect : Pedro Reyes
Built : ( circa 1980 ) - Renovated : 2014
Mexican brutalist Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon should be proud of this renovated structure in the heart of the creative hub Coyoacan. Hammered concrete walls are facet of brutalism no one can do without. In the way it makes some places feel cold, it makes this place feel alive. The stone floor is inspired by the nearby Anahuacalli Museum, the sort-of temple designed by Diego Rivera in 1957 who was also a former resident of the quarter. The redesign of the space was meant to bring together ancient world techniques and aesthetic up against the modern cultural presence of Mexico.