Society and Nature-Reflections on Latin American Architecture

By Jesús Aguado

The Casa de Cultura Banamex inaugurated the new photo exhibit, Society and Nature. It is a collection of 33 photographs that reflect examples of Latin American architecture.

The exhibition, which emerged after the publication of a book with the same title in 2006, is divided into four sections: health and education, social infrastructure, housing, and private sector. The exhibit shows the creativity of Latin American architects who reflect the relationship between people and their environment through the constructions.

The photographs also reflect the architectural trends that have been practiced during the last 50 years. Those who come to admire the collection will find among the photographs outstanding names like that of Brazilian architect João Figueiras, who designs hospitals where nature is part of the patients’ therapy. They will also find the name of Paulo Méndez da Rocha, awarded with the Pritzker prize for contributing to the enriching of humanity with his architecture.

During the opening, Graciela Cruz, coordinator of Cultural Programs at the Casa de Cultura, commented that the exhibition will be continue until October and is open from Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Sundays from 10am-6pm. In addition there are guided tours from Monday-Friday at 12, 1, 4, and 5pm.


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