For our dearest friend, architect Teodoro González de León and the infinite km2 of concrete that await him.
Capilla del Atardecer, Acapulco, 2011
Sunset Chapel, Acapulco, Mexico, 2011
LABORATORY workshop of IDEAS next 4, 5 and 6 April together with A-001, LABMX and efficiency FACTOR. It will be at the University of León campus San Francisco de el Rincón.
BNKR @ ENTREMUROS
Interesante artículo sobre los arquitectos y como manejan las redes sociales que publicó este mes Entremuros, el suplemento de Arquitectura y Diseño del periódico Reforma, en donde entrevistaron a Esteban Suárez.
BNKR @ MM ABOVE We were invited to participate with a piece on the shows international architecture between Mexico and Spain "Above MM". The theme of the piece was free, provided it stays within the limits of the wooden box which gave us. The box/piece will tour universities and museums in Mexico and Spain along with the the other architects participating. In the film our poster and photos of the piece.
Text of the piece as a starting point use an element of our digital world: "QR codes". QR codes are codes graphics information, unique and unrepeatable, whose function is to a specific web site. What happens if we give materiality to the modulation of the QR code BNKR website? What if what we extruded to create space? And if we imagine this new volume as an urban topography as a micro city? In this way, we generate a place physical and at the same time a digital place. We managed to make this new landscape a portal between the digital world and the real world, a constant duality between the existent and the nonexistent.
We invite you to follow the Above MM page:https://www.facebook.com/aboveMM (Translated by Bing)
Workshop laboratory of Ideas this next 4, 5 and 6 April will give you the Ideas lab workshop in Leon, Guanajuato with A-001, laboratory of basic architecture and efficiency Factor. The theme will be emerging housing and will be accompanied by John Casillas and Esteban Suarez, Eduardo Gorozpe conferences. The information on the slide or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leon architecture students dont miss it.
New Bunkertoon: Furer Sáizar
Now that Consuelo Sáizar has been appearing a lot in the media these past days, we remembered an anecdote from when she was the Director of Conaculta. The story tells that she treated architects so badly that some of them got stomach-sick the day they had project revision or construction visits. They also say, but we cannot asure, that she actually hit one of them. Fortunately, all regimes come to an end. Heil Saizar!
Sneak Preview: Centro Comunitario en Veracruz
Here an image of a new project we are developing together with A-001 for a community center in Veracruz, México. More information soon.
World Expos are the perfect excuse to explore new ideas and ways to approach architecture. Instead of presenting the vast diversity and richness of Mexican cuisine as the competition brief established, we decided on focusing on a national treasure that today forms part of the cultural legacy of many countries in the world: the Mexican Chili. The chili originated in Mexico and in the 16th century disseminated all over the world when the spanish discovered America. Our pavilion is an opportunity to explore the 145 types of Mexican chili in their natural state through a green roof that becomes the main attraction of the exhibition.
Today they announced the winners for the Mexican Pavilion in the World Exhibition Milan 2015 and we did not win. Here is a sneak preview of our proposal, soon we´ll publish the complete project.
It´s amazing how fast our community has grown in the past months. Thanks to all who follow us, share and participate in our social network. Have an excellent week!
My first time, this Spanish blog publishes the debut of architects, artists, musicians, designers and other creative accompanied by a small interview of how was the experience of developing this first work. We never published our own, a small cafe. Because? We always felt that he was not at the height of our other projects, but convinced us to publish it, to see what you think of them.
De parte de todo el equipo de BNKR les deseamos una Feliz Navidad y un Prospero Año Nuevo! Salud!
From all of the BNKR Team we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Cheers!
We´ve gathered the highlights of the last three months of 2013 in a newsletter enwrapping the projects we´re currently working on, competition entries, publications, awards, misadventures and other curiosities you might find interesting. Hope you enjoy it and please feel free to send it over to whomever you might think would find it entertaining!
We collaborated with the project Architecture and Design T-shits to create two models of BNKR T-shirts. This is the first one of our Sunset Chapel. If you´re not sure what to give this Christmas, this could make a nice present.
Today we´ll be celebrating our end of year meal together with friends and colleagues. It will be a tremendous party to commemorate what has been an extraordinary year for BNKR. We truly hope it has been a good year for all of you too. Big hug, happy holidays and drink up!
New BNKR Project: Strip Mall Gobernadores
We´re currently developing a strip mall in Cuernavaca in joint venture with Grupo Arquitech. Here an image of the project. Have a great week!
Sillón calleveinte: DRAFT!
Proyecto calleveinte reúne cada año a 20 talentos de arquitectura, interiorismo, diseño y arte, para crear piezas únicas o hacer sus propias versiones de mobiliario del catálogo de calleveinte. Estas piezas son subastadas y el total de los fondos recaudados son donados a la Fundación Rebeca de Alba AC para niños y jóvenes con cáncer. Este año fuimos invitados a participar interviniendo una pieza.
Nuestra pieza se llama "Draft!". La idea fue literalmente plasmar en la tela del sillón una lluvia de ideas de cuando realizamos un croquis. Los diferentes bosquejos, las anotaciones, las medidas y demás rayones que comprenden un croquis forman parte del sillón. Es un mueble que aparenta estar en un proceso de diseño, que aún no esta terminado. Para esta pieza colaboramos con el artista Renato Garza Cervera. Las subasta será mañana jueves 06 de noviembre. Pueden leer más de este proyecto en:
Pabellón Panel Rey @ Expo CIHAC 2013
Today we inaugurated our Pavilion for Panel Rey co-designed by Sanzpont Arquitectura & constructed by Factor Eficiencia. If you visit Expo CIHAC do not miss it! with Marcell Ibarrola, Esteban Suarez, Emelio Barjau, Fermin Espinosa, César René Ruiz Arias, Victor Sanz, Karina Daumas, Sergio Sanz Pont, Jorge Alberto Alcantar Aguilar, Sebastián Suárez and Erik Rico.
Opportunity to work! We are looking for Freelancers or Renders offices for next deliveries. IF Interested please send portfolio or examples of work to the inbox : email@example.com
Esteban Suarez from Bunker Arquitectura talks to us about the difficulties and the good times we find in our path for achieving success.
Sneak Preview: BNKR + FACTOR EFICIENCIA Pavilion in Juarez
Given the success of our Upcycling Pavilion in CIHAC last year, the State Government of Chihuahua invited us to build a pavilion in Juarez in the north of Mexico in their Book Fair 2013. We inaugurated it last week and it was yet another success in the fair. We conceived it as a social topography for the kids to climb, people to use it to sit down and read, as a small forum for lectures and many other uses that were improvised during the fair. We will be publishing the complete project soon.
with Esteban Suarez, Fermin Espinosa, Emelio Barjau, Sebastián Suárez, Marcell Ibarrola and Juan M Casillas Pintor.
PANEL REY Pavilion in Expo CIHAC 2013 designed by BNKR + sanzpont [arquitectura], constructed by Factor Eficiencia.
Workshop Alteraciones 2013
Dado el éxito de nuestro taller Laboratorio de Ideas, este próximo 23, 24 y 25 de octubre unimos esfuerzos BNKR+A-001+FE para llevarlo a cabo bajo el nombre de Workshop Alteraciones 2013 en el 1er Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura en Veracruz. Las inscripciones ya están abiertas, cupo limitado a 40 personas. Toda la info en el flyer. No dejen de participar! with Esteban Suarez, Eduardo Gorozpe Fernandez and Fermin Espinosa
Dogchitecture se inaugura en el MUMCI Toluca! A partir de mañana sábado 31 de agosto podrán visitar la exposición de casas para perros diseñadas por arquitectos. Somos uno de los 10 despachos invitados a la muestra, si no la conocen, no se la pierdan!
MUMCI - Museo Modelo de Ciencias e Industria
Avenida Miguel Hidalgo Oriente # 201
Colonia Santa Clara...
-with Eduardo Gorozpe Fernandez, Sebastián Suárez, Juan M Casillas Pintor, Gerardo Broissin, Marcell Ibarrola, Emelio Barjau, Esteban Suarez, Michel Rojkind, Elias Cattan, PRODUCTORA DF and Fermin Espinosa.
Esteban Suarez band Chikita Violenta new single is out!
Check it out by clicking on the image:
We are nearly finished with the remodelling of the GLM offices in Mexico City, full project soon!
Our Stop Keep Moving Expo will be inaugurated today in Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico, dont miss out!
BNKR's STOP KEEP MOVING exposition will now be inaugurated in Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico this upcoming thursday!
Watch the video of last week´s live streaming of the Awards Ceremony of the Next Landmark 2013 Competition in Modena, Italy where Esteban Suarez was invited as a jury member. Congrats to the winners, the special mentions and all who participated!
Don't miss the live streaming of the Next Landmark 2013 Competition today at 9am Mexico City time. Esteban Suarez will be participating as a jury member live from Modena, Italy. Here the link to the live stream: contest.floornature.com or click on the image-
Esteban Suarez has been invited to lecture in the Ideacity Conference held from the 19th to the 21st of June in Toronto. Ideacity is a three-day ideas festival in which 50 of the world's top thinkers and doers gather to deliver their big ideas to an engaged audience. More information in the following link:
Aparten la fecha! El próximo jueves 20 de junio a las 7pm inauguramos la exposición de Dogchitecture! Será un coctel abierto al público en general sin costo donde podrán conocer las propuestas para las casas de perros de los arquitectos participantes. No olviden traer a sus perros!
Our Ideas Laboratory Workshop #3 will now be In Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico!
Click on the image for more info:
Tomorrow Esteban Suarez will be lecturing at the Entrelineas Congress at Sinaloa. Click on the image for all the info:
Our Upcycling Pavilion has been nominated as Building of the Year at Archdaily MX! Help us win by voting through the following link (JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE) (you can vote once every day)
Our Earthscraper keeps rolling around the globe, now it made the front cover for a Danish magazine "Illustreret Videnskab " (Illustrated Science)
Sneak Preview: Cuauhtémoc Apts.
We are currently developing the DDs and CDs of a new apartment building in Mexico City. Construction is programed to begin in two months. We´ll keep you informed.
Hoy participará Esteban Suárez en la Semana de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Ixtlahuaca CUI con la conferencia "Arquitectura Hipersocial" a la 1pm. A todos los alumnos de arquitectura del CUI y universidades vecinas, no se la pierdan!
¿Ya tienen sus boletos para el VII Simposium de Arquitectura Progresiva que empieza este próximo jueves 25 de abril? Aquí les dejamos el programa, va a estar muy interesante. Ahí nos vemos!
Esteban Suarez has been invited as a member of the jury in the international competition Next Landmark Helsinki 2013 together with Julien de Smedt and other renowned architects. Don´t miss out on this competition
Esteban & Sebastian Suarez were chosen to be the godfathers of Ixtlahuaca University's 2008-2013 generation of architects, thank you!
Sneak Preview: Dogchitecture
Las fechas confirmadas para la Exposición de Dogchitecture en el Polyforum Siqueiros en la Cd. de México son del 13 de junio al 18 de agosto. Aquí les dejamos una lámina con los despachos participantes y las propuestas para sus casas de perros. Si aún no siguen a Dogchitecture lo pueden hacer aquí: facebook.com/dogchitecture Más información pronto.
The confirmed dates for the Dogchitecture Exhibition in the Polyforum Siqueiros Museum in Mexico City are from the 13th of June to the 18th of August. Here is a sneak preview of the dog houses of the invited offices. If you do not yet follow Dogchitecture, please do so here: facebok.com/dogchitecture More information soon
DOGCHITECTURE PHOTO SHOOTINGS
All the offices invited to the Dogchitecture upcoming exhibition have delivered their proposals for a dog house and all the photo shootings have taken place. The book design and all the arrangements are now well under way. Check out our photo shoot here:
The following is our project for the Glassbox Tournament in Mexico, the theme was Public Security. Click on the image for more info.
Our Upcycling Pavilion won the People´s Choice Award in the Self-Initiated Projects in the Architizer A+ Awards! Thanks to all who voted for us, cheers!
On March 12, Architect Marcell Ibarrola Partner @BNKR, will give out a conference at The Anahuac University in Cancun, Mexico.
Have you all got your tickets for VII Simposium de Arquitectura Progresiva? Great minds like Diller+Scofidio+Renfro, Tod Williams+Billie Tsien y Mark Goulthorpe will be present, do not miss out!
50,000 followers!!! Thanks to all of you we´ve become one of the most followed offices in México and thus created an incredible community we promise not to let down! We´ll continue keeping you posted on our latest projects, cartoons, lectures, interests and most importantly, sharing with you our passion for architecture. Big hug to you all and let´s continue growing together!
Continuing with the New Superheroes of Mexican Architecture we present to you Elias Cattan. He dedicates great part of his time to investigating Mexico´s Rivers and promoting projects that rescue them and convert them into public spaces that people living in cities can enjoy. Congrats for your great labor. with Elias Cattan.
We´ve been nominated for the Architizer A+ Awards with our Upcycling Pavilion! Help us win the People´s Choice Award voting here:
Dogchitecture is an exposition inspired from "Architecture for Dogs (architecturefordogs.com), a project from Kenya Hara in Japan. For more info click here:
Una razón más para asistir a Glassbox: concierto de Chikita Violenta. Ya tienes sus boletos? No se lo pierdan!
Más información en facebook.com/glassboxmexico
Here is an image of a new project we are currently developing. Its the complete makeover of an office building in Mexico City for GLM. We will publish the complete project soon. Cheers! with Emelio Barjau, Esteban Suarez, Sebastián Suárez, Marcell Ibarrola and Jorge Alberto Alcantar Aguilar
BNKR is now hiring! Please send your Portfolios & CVs no larger than 10 megas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we leave you with an interview with Esteban Suarez from "Hablemos de Tequila" de Casa Don Juilio.
Esteban Suarez and his BNKR Team will be present @ the Glassbox Architectural Tournament in March, get your tickets from Ticketmaster now! www.facebook.com/glassboxmexico
Y'all know Glassbox? It is an Architecture Tournament in which we have been invited to participate! More info @ www.facebook.com/glassboxmexico
Before the year comes to an end, and hopefully not the world, we want to share some of our achievements and projects of this 2012 and thank all of you who follow us and believe in our project. Cheers!
Interview with Esteban Suarez from Bunker Arquitectura: An Obsession for Experimentation.
WE WON!!! With our book "STOP: KEEP MOVING an oxymoronical aproach to architecture" we won the 1st International Mention @ the Biennal of Architecture of Quito 2012 in the category of Theory, History & Critique of Architecture, Urbanism & Landscape. Another achievement for BNKR! many thanks to all who support us!
Have you already bought your tickets for Radio Arquitectura's ABC Congress? It is going to be a blast!!
We did not finish on the deadline that was November 2nd. But we will finish it and inaugurate it in two weeks on Sunday.
Do not miss the Glocal Magazine from the October/November bimester, in which we were chosen as one of the five architectural firms who are configuring a new identity in Mexico!
Last thursday, Esteban Suárez was awarded The Obra del Año 2011 from Plataforma Arquitectura in Santiago de Chile that our Sunset Chapel won!
Last week was the positioning of the 'plate' cover of our Ecumenical Chapel in Cuernavaca, Morelos. Mexico
National Museum of Afghanistan Competition Entry / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura + BNKR Arquitectura.
Designed by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura and BNKR Arquitectura, their proposal for the new National Museum of Afghanistan turns to the Afghan people for their version of history. Through an eloquent architectural plan and a daring museographic concept, the integration of a new building into the site in Kabul offers a whole new reading of the Afghan History through its ethnic and archaeological treasures, intertwined with multiple multi-sensory strategies.
Today Esteban Suárez travels to Chile to recieve the award: Premio Obra del Año 2011 from Plataforma Arquitectura which we won with our Sunset Chapel!
The conclusion of our Ideas Laboratory Workshop. Thanks to all who signed up! It was a great success.
Greetings & a big thank you to all who subscribed to our 2nd workshop: Laboratory of Ideas! See you all tomorrow at 3pm!
New BNKR Project: Upcycling Pavillion.
Yesterday we Inaugurated our Coca-Cola Upcycling Pavillion at Expo Cihac in Mexico City with the Collaboration of our good friends from Factor Eficiencia.
This past saturday we were at the construction site of our Ecumenical Chapel in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Our client wants us to finish it in 2 weeks. Do you think we can finish in time?
This next Wednesday October 10th, Emelio Barjau Creative Director at BNKR, will be giving a conference for the 22nd Week of Architecture at the Tec de Colima in Colima, Mexico. Do not miss it!
Tomorrow Esteban Suarez will be giving a lecture at the Re.evolución in Oaxaca and friday in Veracruz. Open to the general public, do not miss out!
Today at 12:30pm Esteban Suarez will be giving a conference at the Book Fair in Juarez City, Chihuahua, Mexico. Don't miss out!
Esteban is one of those creative individuals who captivates our propensity for deep thought and deep revelry. As an architect, he and his firm BNKR Arquitectura develop large civic projects throughout Mexico, like an Olympic velodrome in Culiacan, Sinaloa, and 200-unit student housing complex in Cholula, Puebla.
BNKR on the main page cultural section for the newspaper: El Zocalo de Saltillo with motive of our Inauguration of our Expo "STOP: KEEP MOVING un acercamiento oximorónico a la arquitectura" last week!
Today we inaugurated our Stop Keep Moving exposition in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. It was a great success!
Many thanks to all who supported us by voting for Esteban Suarez! Enadii Architect of the year. Even though we did not win, we still got 2nd place!
Sneak Preview: National Museum of Afghanistan
We recently were selected as part of a shortlist of architects in charge of creating a new proposal for the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul. Even though our project didn't win, we would like to share it with you. We´ll publish the complete project soon.
The team was composed by BNKR, A-001 Taller de Arquitectura, , Sal Creativos, Ma Jose López Romo and Dolores Robles Martínez
BNKR Vimeo Channel
Check out our recently launched Vimeo channel where you can see the videos we´ve created.
Help us vote for Esteban Suarez by hitting the 'like' button on this photo so he can win The ENADII Acknowledgement for the most Irreverent Architect of the year!
Tomorrow Friday, Esteban Suarez will be giving a conference at the Anahuac University in Queretaro, Mexico. Don't miss it!
Tonight @ midnight: Radio Arquitectura will interview Esteban Suárez along with our good friends from ROW Studios, try not to miss it!
Our Laboratory of Ideas Workshop was a succes! Thanks again to everyone who joined! Check-out the full scoop @ ArchDaily Mexico by clicking on the image.
Don't miss out, the ENADII Congress this upcoming September 24th. We will have a Roundtable with our good friends Rojkind Arquitects and Broissin Architects!
We are developing a Velodrome for the State Government in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa, México.
We are currently working on an Apartment Building in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. It enjoys a beautiful view of the great lake. Construction is programmed to start by the end of the year.
On August 3 -5 we´ll be giving a Workshop called "Ideas Lab" in the Polyforum Siqueiros Museum designed for architecture students.
We´ve reached 30,000 likes in Facebook! Thanks to all who follow us and believe in our project!
WE WON!!! Yesterday we won the first prize in the Commercial and Institutional Buildings <1000m2 category in the AZURE Awards in Toronto, Canada with our Sunset Chapel. Thanks to everyone who follows us and believes in our project!
This month's Architectural Digest included Esteban Suarez as one of the ten representatives of the new era of Mexican Architecture! Congratulations also to Alberto Kalach, Michel Rojkind, Elías Cattan, Victor Jaime, Frida Escobedo, Fernando Romero, Iñaki Echeverría, José Castillo & NIZ+Chauvet!
New Bunkertoon: The Sacred Cows of Mexican Architecture.
From left to right: Agustín Hernández, Carlos Mijares, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Ricardo Legorreta, Teodoro González de León & Francisco Serrano
This upcoming Thursday we will be @ the Bienal de Arquitectura Mexicana 2012 because both our Sunset Chapel & Hookah Lounge Satélite were nominated. Wish us luck!
"Diagramática" Workshop this Thursday @ Polyforum Siqueiros, imparted by Architect Julio Amezcua. Don't miss out!
Tomorrow... conference in Cd. Obregón, Sonora! Esteban Suarez is programmed for 5:30pm, don't miss out!
We´ve been nominated as one of the 15 finalists competing for the Building of the Year Award 2011 of Plataforma Arquitectura out of 747 buildings that participated. Help us win this award by voting daily until the 13th of May!
BNKR Video for GEN Arquitectonico
ENLACE TV made this video about our office for it´s series GEN Arquitectonico. This first video launches the series whose purpose is to present the new generation of Mexican Architects that are starting to make a name for themselves in México and abroad. Check it out!
Help us vote for our Sunset Chapel under Religious Architecture in Project of the Year at Plataforma Arquitectura!
Our copy of "Architecture for Transportation" book from Editorial China Tianjin Ifengspace just arrived at our office in which our project Acapulco Bay Bridge got published! It is an honor to get published alongside Foster, Fuksas, SOM, Aslop, Unstudio & more!
Yeah! We ended up as finalists in the AZURE AWARDS 2012, in the Commercial & Institutional Buildings category! The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 7th @ Toronto, Canada. We'll keep you posted.
We developed for the state government of Sonora this project of an anfitheatre as a compliment to the Cultural Program of the Museum of Art in Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico. (MUSAS)
This is a competition we recently submitted for an AIDS Memorial Park in Manhattan, NY. Although we did not win, it was a very interesting conceptual landscape intervention for us. Enjoy
We are currently developing a project for Student Housing in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It´s a simple building with a central courtyard which is the social heart of the project. Hermetic towards the exterior and completely open in the interior. We hope to start constructing by mid-year. Enjoy!
AIDS Memorial Park Competition Proposal
This is a competition we recently submitted for a Memorial in Manhattan, NY. Although we did not win, it was a very interesting conceptual landscape intervention for us. Enjoy.
In this album you´ll find all of our Bunkertoons. Feel free to share them, just don´t forget to give us credit. Concept: BNKR Cartoons: Fernando Soto
Yesterday the Entremuros section from the Reforma Newspaper published one of our latest projects, The Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries !
Esteban & Sebastian Suárez in the Obras Magazine March Edition. BNKR won 2nd place in the Contest "10 Despachos"! Congratulations to the other 9 firms: Arquidecture, KMD, Space, Barragán Moreno, 7xA, Materia Arquitectónica, Arquitectos Interiores, HKS & Studio Roca!
This past wednesday we participated in a roundtable alongside Iñaki Echeverria, Julio Amezcua and Alfonso Maldonado in the 5th Anniversary of Radio Arquitectura at the Polyforum Siqueiros. Congratulations Radio Arquitectura for those 5 years!
We won second place in the contest 10 Despachos de Arquitectura 2012 from the magazine Obras! We thank all our clients, all who follow us and believe in our project. Marcell Ibarrola from our team recieved the prize in our representation. Thank you Marcell!
Esteban Suarez was invited to lecture in Taller 13s Trueque, an exchange of knowledge and experience for food and beer. These free open lectures have become very popular in Mexico City and a definite choice for a mellow Friday afternoon. Esteban lectured on "Poligamic Sustainability".
New Bunkertoon: Legorretas Tomb
If Ricardo Legorreta would´ve had the chance to design his tomb, what would it look like? How do you imagine it? Here a cartoon of how we envision it.
Thanks to all that came to the presentation of our new book "Chapels" in the Polyforum Siqueiros last thursday. We had a lot of fun! Enjoy the following photos from the event.
We recently submitted a proposal for a competition in Manhattan for an Aids Memorial Park. We´ll publish the complete project soon. Enjoy!
This is a project we developed some time ago that was paused due to issues with the deeds of the land that needed to be resolved. Hope the project can move forward in a couple of months.
This next thursday February 16 will be the presentation of our new book "Chapels" at the Polyforum Siqueiros 7:30 pm. We hope you can make it!
This next Friday January 27... Trueque!!! An event where knowledge and experiences are traded for food and beer! Esteban Suarez is invited to lecture.
Our good friend and talented filmmaker Javier Solorzano created this short film called "Recomenzar" (Recommence). It evokes the idea of the path that must be followed when someone dies. In this case the pathway leads through our Sunset Chapel. Here is where the final rest will be found...
The Earthscraper started out as a research project for a competition. It is such a powerful idea that it has travelled around the world and has been published in more than 250,000 sites, magazines, books and TV shows/news. We continue to be impressed on how an idea can have such a deep and lasting impact. This past Sunday it was covered for the second time in CNN as Breaking News
Thanks to all who support us, follow us and believe in our project. Our most sincere and best wishes to all in this next 2012. Happy New Year!
Sneak Peak: New Project from BNKR:
We are currently developing a new project for the government in the north of the country. It is a multidisciplinary sport complex. We will publish the complete project soon. Hope you like it!
We are currently developing a Student Housing Building in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. We hope to start construction by mid-year 2012. We will publish the full project soon. Enjoy!
Our second book published by Arquine arrived yesterday. It is called 'Chapels' and features both our chapels: The Sunset Chapel & The La Estancia Chapel.
The american business blog dansfera.com recently interviewed Esteban Suarez. In the video interview he talks about how BNKR started, diverse past and future projects and The Earthscraper for the Hisctoric Center of Mexico City. Long but interesting, hope you enjoy it.
We recently submitted a proposal for a Hotel in the coast of the small town of Jurmala in Latvia. The project brief specified that the theme of this new leisure hotel was music. The program had to accommodate different inner and outdoor auditoriums as well as the rooms for the hotel and service areas. The site had some existing buildings on it but it was up to each proposal to conserve them or start from scratch. We kept one of the main buildings for the hotel rooms and created new buildings to accommodate its public areas.
THIS PAST WEDNESDAY WE WERE @ THE TEC DE MONTERREY, WAY UP NORTH FROM MEXICO CITY, GIVING A CONFERENCE AND A STUDENT COURSE IN ARCHITECTURE.
We recently submitted a proposal for an international competition for a Hotel in the small town of Jurmala in Latvia. Music was the central theme of the new Hotel so we explored in an architectural exercise the abstraction of the diffusion of sound as a process of vibrant outward expression and subsequent decay. Complete album next week. Hope you like it!
WE WON!!! Our Sunset Chapel won the Public Architecture Award in the Icons of Design AD 2011! Thanks to everybody that believes in our work and supports us!
A couple of weeks back we finished remodeling the Polyforum Siqueiros Art Galleries and had a series of inaugurations. More information on the project soon.
Architecture is about teamwork. At BNKR we have a small but very dedicated and talented team of architects, urbanists and designers. Keeping the team with an international mix has truly enriched and amplified our vision and our approach to tackle diverse problems. Slide through and get to know us!
Facebook has become an excellent tool to promote the work of architecture practices, especially for small offices like ours or ALT Arquitectura of our good friend Ángel Luis Tendero from Madrid. His faith and obsession with facebook inspired us to create this cartoon.
This past trip to London to the LEAF Awards we got to meet very interesting architects from all over the world. And of course, we could not resist some pints of fine English ale in the local pub! From left to right: Juan Manuel Herrainz (Virai Arquitectos - Spain), Esteban Suarez (BNKR), Andrej Gajdos (Jancina Architeckti Slovakia), Dean Lah (Enota Slovenia) and Elie Abs (Accent Design Group Lebanon). Cheers mate!!!
The mexican magazine "En Tu Obra" published this article on BNKR Arquitectura and interviewed Esteban Suarez. ¡We hope you like it!
Vote for our Sunset Chapel in the People´s Choice Award so it can participate in this category in the WAF in Barcelona!
"Taiwan Tower - New project by BNKR Arquitectura" A sneak preview of a competition we recently entered for a Tower in Taiwan. Unfortunately we did not make the shortlist but it was a very interesting project for us. Complete album next week.
BNKR in My Trend Week 2011 in the galleries of the Polyforum Siqueiros, a space we recently remodeled.
The University Iberoamericana in Mexico City hosts Bunker Arquitectura´s Stop: Keep Moving Itinerant Exposition.
We inaugurated our exhibition Stop: Keep Moving last week in the Universidad Iberoamericana @ Mexico City.
We´ve made the shortlist of the World Architecture Festival with our Sunset Chapel in the category of Civic and Community Buildings!!! We´ll be attending the event in Barcelona in November!
Tomorrow we´ll be inaugurating our exhibition STOP: KEEP MOVING in the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City
Our exposition STOP: KEEP MOVING will be inaugurated in the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City on the 18th of august.
We´ve made the finals of the Cemex Awards 2011 with our Sunset Chapel in two categories. The winners will be announced the 27th of october.
Bunker Arquitectura added 30 new photos to the album "House in Tepoztlan v2.0 (Controlled Randomness)".
We should be finishing remodeling the Galleries of the Polyforum Siqueiros in a month. More information soon.
Our book "STOP: KEEP MOVING an oxymoronic approach to architecture" is finally available in Amazon.com!
4 th of July
We´ll be participating with a lecture in the "Circuito Chilango 2011" on the 30th of august together with our good friends of ROWstudio, Materia, Ludens and El Cielo Arquitectos
We´ve been nominated for Young Architect of the Year in the LEAF Awards 2011! We´ll be attending the awards ceremony in London the 16th of september!
We recently submitted our Sunset Chapel in the Civic Buildings category of the WAN Awards 2011, wish us luck!
Here's a ranking of architectural offices and their fans on facebook. BNKR ranked in 11th place!
Project Teaser: We are currently developing an Amphitheatre in the North of Mexico, more information soon.
Interesting article by Wallpaper about recent Mexican architecture: BNKR, LAR, Productora, at103, Tatiana Bilbao, Rojkind, Frida Escobedo...
Arquine Revista Internacional de arquitectura y diseño. LIBROS ARQUINE// Les recomendamos "Stop: Keep Moving" de Bunker Arquitectura. Dense una vuelta.
Thanks to all that follow us! We are currently ranked in 11th place world wide in architects with more followers in facebook!
Check out this article published by Marina Garcia, an american architecture journalist, about BNKR.
We are currently remodeling the galleries of the Polyforum Siqueiros, more information soon.
In only two weeks since it was first published, our Sunset Chapel has now been featured in more than 50 sites all over the world!
Check this article of Bunker in a local Mexico City newspaper (sorry, only in spanish - if interested use google translator).
We just entered the competition"21 for 21" of the WAN AWARDS 2011 that aims to hightlight 21 architects who be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st century. We`ll keep our fingers crossed.
Our book will be available on Amazon in March, for now you can get it through our publisher´s website: www.arquine.com
We´re excited to participate again in the Tour Irreverente this year. More information on conferences, dates and cities we´ll be visiting on Facebook
Our exposition travels to Hermosillo, Mexico to the Museum of Art of Sonora! It will be inaugurated in March and will remain there for a couple of months. We´ll post details as soon as we have more information.
Thanks to all who have visited our exposition! Given the success its had and its great number of visitors, the Polyforum Siquieros has decided to extend it three more weeks, until the 20th of February!
Check out our Habitable Bridge for the Bay of Acapulco published in the site Noticias de Arquitectura.