Born in 1924, Agustín Hernández came of age as an architect in Mexico as modernist ideas coalesced with a renewed pride in the country’s past. He was a frontrunner in combining the symbols, myths, and urban planning principles of pre-Columbian civilisations to create imposing architectural monuments that even today retain their avant-garde nature—from the military academy he built as a modern-day Mayan ceremonial ground to the remote meditation centre commissioned by his sister, based on the symbolism of the snake, and the studio-home that he built for himself in 1975: Praxis, a geometric treehouse that still towers over the Bosques de las Lomas neighbourhood of Mexico City.
This is the fourth book in a series devoted to some of our favourite architects, the houses they build, and the stories behind them. It follows on from Kamala House, BV Doshi; La Fábrica, Ricardo Bofill; and The Walker House, RM Schindler.
Praxis, Agustín Hernández features original photography by Ryan Lowry, a text by the Mexico City-based architecture and art practice Tezontle Studio, an interview with Hernández by Carlota Pérez-Jofre, and a short essay by Enrique Giner de los Ríos.
Architecture - Design
Apartamento Architecture Series: The Kamala House, BV Doshi
‘Having worked with Le Corbusier on Villa Shodhan and Villa Sarabhai, the images of their flowing spaces, quality of naturally reflected light, varied volumes, and their connection to nature passed through my mind. I remembered Le Corbusier’s words: “Follow my spirit, but evolve in your own way, even if it is wrong. There is no […]349 SEK
Design - Interior Design
Berlin Living Rooms by Dominique Nabokov (Apartamento)
Berlin Living Rooms is the third and final instalment in a trilogy of works, following in the footsteps of Nabokov’s widely acclaimed publications Paris Living Rooms (2002) and New York Living Rooms (1998). The project began when the then editor-in-chief of the New Yorker magazine, Tina Brown, commissioned Nabokov to create a series of photographs. […]475 SEK
Art - Home & Living - Interior Design
Apartamento, Issue 24
An everyday life interiors magazine. Apartamento is widely recognised as today’s most influential, inspiring, and honest interiors magazine. International, well designed, simply written, and tastefully curated since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. The publication is published biannually from its headquarters in Barcelona. It also […]199 SEK
Food & Drink
Apartamento Cookbook #4: Eggs
Welcome to the fourth annual Apartamento cookbook, this year an homage to the glorious egg, universal symbol of fertility and the circle of life. In this book we’ve compiled the favourite egg recipes (and importantly the stories behind them) of yet another 16 of the world’s best chefs, food lovers, and culinary taste makers, from […]349 SEK