Emerging Voices 2015
Manuel Cervantes Cespedes
Manuel Cervantes Cespedes founded Mexico City-based CC ARQUITECTOS in 2005. The firm identifies itself as “part of a constellation of Mexican architects belonging to the same generation, late heirs to Mexican Modernism and an architectural tradition that can be traced back to the first pre-Hispanic settlements.” CC ARQUITECTOS designs buildings with structural clarity and elemental forms, finding opportunity in constraints — regulatory, economic, programmatic — and developing projects with consideration for “minimizing complexity.” Recent projects include Finestre Villas, eight beach villas in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico; Equestrian Project, a Mexican country home; El Mirador, a single bedroom home in Mexico; and the transit terminal Azteca Multimodal Terminal (Mexipuerto) in Ciudad Azteca, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico.
Visit the 2015 Emerging Voices online feature to learn more about all eight of this year’s winning firms.
Published: April 27, 2015
Two Emerging Voices were joined by prominent architects, critics, and others in the field to discuss the benefits of constraint, varied definitions of minimalism, and how to “client-proof” a building.
March 5, 2015 | Manuel Cervantes Cespedes | Drawing from a heritage of Mexican modernism, CC ARQUITECTOS finds opportunity in constraints and “minimizing complexity.”
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