Established in 2009, MMX Studio is a collaborative practice based in Mexico City focused on design process and research. The studio is led by Jorge Arvizu, who received his BS in architecture and MS in civil engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana; Ignacio del Rio, who received his training in architecture from the National University of Mexico; Emmanuel Ramirez, who holds a degree in architecture from the National University of Mexico and a MArch from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and currently teaches at the Universidad Iberoamericana; and Diego Ricalde, who received his architecture training at the National University of Mexico and holds a Master’s degree in architecture and urbanism from the Architectural Association in London, and currently holds a teaching position at the Universidad Iberoamericana. del Rio, Ramirez, and Ricalde were awarded the Mexican Young Creators Award in 2003 by the National Fund for Culture and Arts in Mexico.
In this recording of their League Prize lecture, Ramirez and Ricalde present several recent projects and their design philosophy. They discuss two small-scale installations, the pavilion for the Eco Experimental Museum in Mexico City and the Fashion Night Out pavilion, explaining how these projects informed their work at larger scales and their installation in the gallery at Parsons.