Recorded: March 24, 2010
Tatiana Bilbao formed her own practice in 2004 in Mexico City. The multidisciplinary office “analyzes urban and social crises, as well as the rigid codes of communication and telematics. Through these strands, the office, regenerates spaces ‘humanized’ to be aware and reactive to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.” Projects in Mexico include the Botanical Garden Culiacan; Funeral House, San Luis Potosi; Universe House designed with Gabriel Orozco, Puerto Escondido; Parque Biotecnologico, Culiacan; Centro de Artes Escenicas, Guadalajara; and Ventura House, Monterey. The firm also designed the Jinhua Architecture Park in Jinhua, China.
Bilbao was named to Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard in 2007. Her work has been published in A+U, Domus, and The New York Times, among others. She studied architecture and urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana and co-founded mxdf with Derek Dellekamp, Arturo Ortiz, and Michel Rojkind. mxdf is an urban research center on the production of space, its occupation, defense, and control in Mexico City.
The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment.