Projects in México II
Designs and builds his own home in the suburban area of Tepepan in Mexico City, incorporating ecotechniques such as:
Home in Tepepan: Architectural plans, solar collector operating diagram, general view and air view.
Conducts the SIPROVI Program ( Systematization of an Industrialized Housing Process) for SAHOP / FOVI / INDECO, and develops pilot project design for an industrialized housing complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
SIPROVI Program: mock-up model of industrialized dwellings.
SIPROVI Program: Master plan for Coatzacoalcos housing complex pilot project
|1976||Carries out preliminary studies for the Master Plan of the Gray Whale Natural Park in Guerrero Negro, Baja California, Mexico, (including preliminary architectural design of an ecotourism center ) for INDECO and CONOPAN (SOP).|
|1975||Designs for INDECO a rural low-cost housing complex (60 prefab wooden dwellings) in a rain forest locality in Reforma, Chiapas, applying ecotechniques , bioclimatic design criteria and regional building materials (built in 1975-76 by INDECO).|
Urban and architectural design (teaming up with famous Mexican sculptor Francisco Eppens Helguera) of the "Paralelo 28" Tourism Lodge and Highway Monument , Guerrero Negro, Baja California, Mexico.
GENERAL MOCK-UP MODEL, SHOWING ARCHITECTURAL AND SCULPTURAL COMPONENTS
TWO VIEWS OF THE MOCK-UP MODEL OF THE SCULPTURE BY FRANCISCO EPPENS HELGUERA (SYMBOLIZING THE TWO BAJA CALIFORNIAS MERGING WITH MEXICO)
Architectural design of home of Mr. Carlos Jacques in Mixcoac, Mexico City.
Architectural design of home in Mixcoac, Mexico City: elevations and perspective views
Among the many student designs that Arq. Ceballos-Lascuráin carried out during the course of his architectural studies at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico (1961-67), there is one that particularly stands out, within the historical perspective that the passing of time gives, since this design shows (ahead of its time) concepts, forms and trends which many years later have become popular and widespread in the field of organic architecture and “green design” around the world.
This academic Project refers to a Housing Complex in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, and was developed between October 1996 and January 1967 (course of Design X, taught by Arq. Macario Aguirre). The Project is located in a real urban lot, on the northern shoreline of the Santa Catarina river, with an area of 49 hectares (intended to accommodate a total of 21,000 inhabitants in a first phase). It is a multi-story, multi-family apartment complex, with four towers (the biggest being 40 stories high) organically designed and interconnected at their bases with free-flowing curves in plan and in elevation, having the particularity that many of the levels contain ample landscaped expanses, as well as recreational areas , sporting facilities, open-air amphitheatre and small lakes. The effect achieved is that of “hanging gardens” in multi-storied apartment buildings (very different from the arid and boxy “multifamiliares” which were commonplace in Mexico in the 40s, 50s and 60s), fostering a higher quality of life for its dwellers. The support structures accommodate different apartment models (prefabricated and modularly coordinated), which permit their expansion over time, according to the will of their inhabitants.
This design predates by many years architectural projects of a similar nature, carried out by such diverse architects as Jean Renaudie (Ivry-sur Seine, France), Ken Yeang (Malaysia), Massimo Roj (Italy), Vincent Callebaut (Shenzen, China) and WOHA Architects (Singapore).
TWO AERIAL VIEWS OF MOCK-UP MODEL
GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL PLAN OF HOUSING COMPLEX
ARCHITECTURAL PLAN OF FIRST BASEMENT LEVEL SHOWING PARKING FACILITIES AND ELEVATORS