Edificio Loma Guadalupe

DesignerElias Rizo
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

Loma Guadalupe is located within one of the most important avenues of the city of Zapopan, Jalisco. The main values ​​of its conception were functionality and privacy. The building rises mid-level to accommodate two parking floors, giving it a wider perspective from the street and first-level apartments seen in height. In the horizontal plane, the building is articulated in three regions, each housing a different type of apartment, a scheme that is repeated in the vertical direction, except for the last floor, which has two studios and a gym. The orientation and layout of their spaces allow them to take full advantage of natural lighting and ventilation, while enjoying exceptional views. Also, the implementation of a central courtyard, an element characteristic of the traditional architecture of our region, allows these benefits to extend to all the spaces of the tower.

About Designer

Architecture not only gives us eternity and shelter, but it embraces us, it´s a contained space that holds the course of our life. It´s always there to teach us, but above all gives us fantasies. We believe we are a driving force for our culture and context, having an unavoidable impact in our project’s surroundings, which entails great responsibility. Therefore, it is essential to understand, learn and create despite the risks. Nothing can be gained without risk. We are committed with those who inhabit space, willing to experience both the good and bad that architecture represents. Our firm

Awards and Prize

2007 OFFICE SELECTED BY GROUPO EXPANSIÓN (WORKS MAGAZINE) “TEN YOUNG PROMISES OF MEXICAN ARCHITECTURE”. 2009 GOLD MEDAL ON THE SIXTH BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE (JALISCO) WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA TOC”. SILVER MEDAL AT THE SIXTH BIENNIAL ARCHITECTURE (JALISCO) WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA RO”. HONORABLE MENTION ON THE SIXTH BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE (JALISCO) WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA RO TAPALPA”. 2010 TOP 100 ARCHITECTS IN MEXICO BY FRANZ MAYER MUSEUM IN MEXICO CITY. 2011 GOLD MEDAL AT THE IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN IN HEALTH AND RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY WITH THE PROJECT: “CONSULTORIO 1606”. GOLD MEDAL AT THE IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN IN HEALTH AND RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA RO MAR AZOV”. 2013 SILVER MEDAL AT THE EIGHTH ARCHITECTURAL BIENNIAL (JALISCO) FOR “CASA VR TAPALPA” PROJECT. MENTION OF HONOR IN THE EIGHTH ARCHITECTURAL BIENNIAL (JALISCO) FOR “OVAL HOUSE” PROJECT. 2015 CAREER AWARD IN THE “INSPIRA” CATEGORY OF THE MEXICO DESIGN MAGAZINE. OFFICE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT THE 21 YOUNG MEXICAN ARCHITECTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY BY THE NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, AT PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, MEXICO CITY. GOLD MEDAL FOR “CASA BS TAPALPA” AT THE INTER-AMERICAN BIENNIAL OF CIDI DESIGN. CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION IN THE NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES. 2016 MENTION IN THE TOP 100 MEXICAN PROJECTS OF 2015 BY ARCHDAILY.COM WITH THE PROJECT “CASA VR TAPALPA” SPECIAL MENTION IN THE ARCHITIZER A + AWARDS WITHIN UNIFAMILIARY RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY FOR “CASA GG”. GOLD MEDAL IN THE PANAMERICAN BIENNIAL. 2017 GERMAN DESIGN AWARD