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BNKR Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico

Thursday 01 Mar 2012

Break the mould

Esteban Suarez 
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15/03/12 martin, mexico
que sean el mejor !
They are the best!

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Bunker Arquitectura push architecture forward in Mexico 

The history of architecture has been ruled by an obsession to brand, group, categorize and define the different styles of the built environment. In short, it has continuously entrapped architecture in a box with definite boundaries and labelled it. Every new style, movement or tendency denying the validity of the one it is opposed to or the one that it succeeds.

Rather than getting tangled in this stale mania of backward thinking, Bunker Arquitectura has taken on the ambitious enterprise of focusing on life and the human condition as the key ingredients of an architecture that seeks to go beyond classification, an architecture that is tuned to play in harmony with the local conditions of each specific site.

Bunker Arquitectura is a Mexico City-based architecture, urbanism and research office founded by Esteban Suarez in 2005 and partnered by his brother Sebastian Suarez. In their short career they have been able to experience and experiment architecture in the broadest scale possible: from small iconic chapels for private clients to a masterplan for an entire city for the government. Bunker´s outside the box approach to architecture has continuously generated attention with projects such as a three-kilometre habitable bridge that unites the bay of Acapulco and an inverted skyscraper 300 metres deep in the main square of the historic centre of Mexico City.

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