Recorded June 21, 2012
In this recording of their League Prize lecture, Emmanuel Ramirez and Diego Ricalde present, on behalf of their studio, several recent projects and their design philosophy. Ramirez and Ricalde discuss two of their small scale installations–the pavilion for the Eco Experimental Museum in Mexico City and their Fashion Night Out pavilion–explaining how these projects informed their work at larger scales and their installation in the gallery at Parsons.
Established in 2009, MMX Studio is a collaborative practice based in Mexico City focused on design process and research. The studio is led by Jorge Arvizu, who received his B.S. in architecture and M.S. in civil engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana; Ignacio del Rio, who received his training in architecture from the National University of Mexico; Emmanuel Ramirez, who holds a degree in architecture from the National University of Mexico and a M.Arch from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and currently teaches at the Universidad Iberoamericana; and Diego Ricalde, who received his architecture training at the National University of Mexico and holds a Master’s degree in architecture and urbanism from the Architectural Association in London, and currently holds a teaching position at the Universidad Iberoamericana. del Rio, Ramirez, and Ricalde were awarded the Mexican Young Creators Award in 2003 by the National Fund for Culture and Arts in Mexico.
The Architectural League Prize is one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects and designers. The Prize, established in 1981, recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas.