edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 12/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Though local topics such as the 2012 Olympic Games bid and the High Line competition have both enjoyed exposure at the AIA New York chapter's Center for Architecture, the year-old gallery has not yet mounted an international show. That changes with "Mexico City Dialogues: New Architectural Practices," which examines how young architects in Mexico's capital have transformed the urban landscape—fusing and reconciling the worlds of design, urban planning, and real-estate development. Among more than a dozen projects represented by models, renderings, and photos, Taller de Arquitectura's Mauricio Rocha Iturbide displays an outdoor market in San Pablo Oztotepec, Javier Sánchez of Higuera + Sánchez his 13 de Septiembre apartment complex, and Armando Oliver Suinaga of Arpa his OK Olinca preschool.
A concurrent exhibition features the New York work of Enrique Norten's firm, TEN Arquitectos, which maintains offices in Manhattan and Mexico City. January 27–May 7; 212-683-0023; aiany.org.