Ambrosi Etchegaray inserts homes behind old Mexico City facade

  • Architecture studio Ambrosi Etchegaray has slotted four new homes behind a historic facade in Mexico City, but left enough space for three secluded patios (+ slideshow).
  • “The [facade] condition inspired us to rethink life inside the old house and translate the schema into the new building,” explained Ambrosi and Etchegaray.
  • “The project’s intention was to create interior spaces emulating the original patios, while maintaining privacy of these spaces from the other apartments,” they added.
  • The first of the four homes sits directly behind the facade, occupying the first, second and third floors.
  • Known as the Antonio Sola Townhouses, the four-storey block is located in the Colonia Condesa neighbourhood, near where architects Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray are based.


It Met creates flexible workspace for Buenos Aires ad agency

  • Argentinian studio It Met used corrugated plastic and sheets of wood to partition the workspaces of this advertising agency in Buenos Aires.
  • “We are are an architecture and design studio, so the furniture pieces that we develop are always directed to solve or to complement our architecture spaces,” said Ciovich.
  • “There are 10 different kinds of panels, and all of them were designed under the same concept,” said Ciovich.
  • Ten types of panel in different materials and coatings were used to designate meeting rooms, desk spaces and recreational areas.
  • “We believe in the concept of modular architecture that takes shape through the union of different parts.”


FitzSimons’s installation is meant to explore how we “view, think and dream” about homes

  • Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015: a stark installation on the Chicago lakefront by artist Sarah FitzSimons features the outline of a traditional two-storey American house (+ slideshow).
  • Her work has been exhibited in cities around the US.

    House is on view in Chicago through 25 October.

  • Titled House, the structure sits on a beach along Lake Michigan, with a part of it submerged in water.
  • The temporary installation has no roof, walls, nor cladding – leaving it intentionally open to the elements.
  • FitzSimons used aluminium poles and joints to create the outline of a typical two-storey home found in the American Midwest.


Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. Begins Construction of New Facility in Florida

  • Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (“Rocla”), the largest supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties to North America’s freight and transit railroads, has entered in to a long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR).
  • Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners.
  • Rocla is the leading producer of pre-stressed concrete rail ties in the United States.
  • Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FECR provides end-to-end intermodal and carload solutions to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality.
  • Vice President of Business Development, Brett Urquhart, said, “Rocla is excited to be part of this unique partnership between FECR and All Aboard Florida.