The "Living Places", Simon Architecture Awards, are delivered

More information

Abel Perles-Carlos Bedoya-Victor Jaime-Wonne Ickx PRODUCTORA

Productora is a Mexico City based architectural studio, integrated by four architects of different nationalities: Abel Perles (1972, Argentina), Carlos Bedoya (1973, Mexico), Victor Jaime (1978, Mexico) and Wonne Ickx (1974, Belgium). PRODUCTORA´s work is distinguished by an interest in precise geometries, the production of clearly legible projects with limited gestures and the search for timeless buildings in their material and programmatic resolutions.

Currently the office is working on projects in Mexico and abroad, from residential projects to public and corporate buildings. Its work has been presented in the Architectural Biennials of Beijing (2006) and Venice (2008), in the National Art Museum of Beijing, in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and in countries like Italy, Spain and the USA. In year 2008, the studio was selected by Herzog & de Meuron to participate in the Ordos100 Project to build a villa in Inner Mongolia, China. In the same year, PRODUCTORA won in collaboration with Lucio Muniain et al the International Competition for the New CAF Headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela (a project that is currently under development). Productora has been awarded by the Architectural League of New York with the Young Architects Forum in 2007 and the Emerging Voices in 2013.

Productora frequently operates in the contemporary art realm and has collaborated with artists such as Iñaki Bonillas, Marta Minujín, David Lamelas, Rita McBride, Francis Alys, and Pablo Bronstein, among others. The studio has realized museographies at the Beaux Arts Palace of Brussels, the Cultural Centre Clavijero in Morelia, and the Tamayo Museum, Sala de Arte Publico Siquieros, San Ildefonso and ARCHIVO in Mexico City.

In 2011 Productora founded, alongside curator and art critic Ruth Estevez, LIGA - Space for Architecture - Mexico City, a platform that promotes emerging Latin-American architecture. 

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, (1986) is a New York and Barcelona based architect, curator and scholar. He was the chief curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 together with the After Belonging Agency, and he is currently a PhD Candidate at Princeton University, and a Critical Studies Helena Rubinstein Fellow 2017-18 at the Whitney ISP.

Casanovas was trained as an architect at ETSABarcelona and the Edinburgh College of Art, and graduated from the MSc in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

His writings have appeared in several publications such as Volume, ARPA Journal or Plot. Casanovas is recipient of several grants such as the La Caixa Fellowship for Postgraduate Studies, or the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Grant. He has collaborated with different design offices and research institutions as the Buell Center or the GSAPP Global Africa Lab, and has taught studios at Barnard College, Princeton University, and ETSA Barcelona, and has lectured in different venues such as ZKM Karlsruhe or the University of Sydney.



Our selection