ISRAEL ALVAREZ l MARIANA TELLO
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PROFILE

MÓDULO11 is an architectural practice established in Mexico City and founded by Israel Alvarez and Mariana Tello.
The firm was born in 2009 as an independent architectural practice with a significant international experience. Its founding partners have a professional working experience in Europe: Israel Alvarez worked for Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland and Mariana Tello has worked on the construction of the Mexican Pavilion in Expo Zaragoza 2008 as Project Manager.


Its founding partners have also won the competition for the Mexican Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010.


MÓDULO11 has designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design.


The profile of MÓDULO11 is defined by its specific design approach, which seeks to transform complex conditions into clear ideas that result in unique projects with efficient solutions.


 

PARTNERS:

 

Israel Alvarez

Born in Mexico City in 1979.
Israel holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad Nacional Auónoma de México, where he was graduated with honours. Prior to founding MÓDULO11 he worked for Herzog and de Meuron in Basel Switzerland being design leader for several projects including the extension of the Tate Modern Museum in London and the new venue for the Art Basel fair. In 2009 he won the first prize in the competition of the Mexican Pavilion in Shanghai Expo 2010, built in China. He was awarded with a Silver Medal in the First Architecture Biennale of Mexico City for the project “Auditorio Divino Narciso” and with a Honourable Mention for the project “Zapote Restaurant”, both in 2013. His work has been published and exhibited in Mexico and abroad in cities such as Paris, Helsinki, Rabat, Madrid, among some others. He has lectured in several universities in Mexico and China and recently he was invited to give a lecture as part of the fourth edition of “Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas” organized by Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2017 he participated in the Chicago Architecture Biennial with a collaborative piece organized by Tatiana Bilbao Studio. Since 2009 he is professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

 

Mariana Tello

Born in Mexico City in 1982.
Mariana holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. Prior to founding MÓDULO11 she worked for Tatiana Bilbao Studio in Mexico and Spain, where she was project leader for several awarded projects. In 2009 she won the first prize in the competition of the Mexican Pavilion in Shanghai Expo 2010, built in China. She won a Silver Medal in the First Architecture Biennale of Mexico City for the project “Auditorio Divino Narciso” and a Honourable Mention for the project “Zapote Restaurant”. She was selected to be juror for the “Young Architects Award 2011” organized by the Mexican Society of Architects. Her work has been published and exhibited in Mexico and abroad in cities such as Paris, Helsinki, Rabat, Madrid, among some others. In 2017 she was invited to give a lecture as part of the fourth edition of “Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas” organized by Harvard Graduate School of Design. The same year she participates in the Chicago Architecture Biennial with a collaborative piece organized by Tatiana Bilbao Studio.

 

 

TEAM

 

- From 2009:

Belinda Tinoco

Daniel Laredo

Armando Sierra

Paulina Castellanos

Paola Tovar

Jorge Pacheco

María Fernanda Pérez

Marisol Chávez

José Luis Jiménez
Fernanda Priego
Carlos Macías
Rodrigo García
Lina Ruelas
Ramón Rossano
Ricardo Sanchez
Yoshio Fukumori
Salomon Gamboa
Gabriela Meyer
Pilar Rojas
Andrés Graue
Victor Sierra
Pablo Cruz
Adrian Siller
Bruno Arancibia
Pablo Goldin

HONOURS

- 2009. First prize in the ‘Mexican Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010’, Shanghai, China
- 2009. Finalist in the international competition ‘Sustainability Center’ Afsluitdijk, The Netherlands
- 2010. Recognition as one of the best 50 young architects practices in the Americas by Arquine magazine (No. 50)
- 2010. Finalist in the international competition ‘Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities’, Hong Kong
- 2012. First prize in the competition ‘Divino Narciso’ Auditorium at the University of The Cloister of Sor Juana, Mexico City
- 2013. Honourable Mention in the CETRAM Tasqueña Competition
- 2013. First prize in the competition to renovate the ‘Embassy of Belize’ in Mexico City
- 2013. Silver Medal in the '1st. Mexico City's Architecture Biennale for the 'Divino Narciso' Audiitorium
- 2013. Honourable Mention in the '1st. Mexico City's Architecture Biennale for the 'Zapote' Restaurant

- 2013. Firts prize in a competition to design a public park of eight hectares in Zibatá Queretaro, Mexico

- 2016. Second prize in the competition "Vertical Social Housing" in León México

PUBLICATIONS

MAGAZINES
- 2009. Arquine No.48. Mexico
- 2009. Negocios. PROMEXICO. Mexico
- 2009. CASAS & MÁS. Mexico
- 2009. Construye Magazine. Mexico
- 2009. Arquine No.50. Mexico
- 2009. Negocios. PROMEXICO. Mexico
- 2009. MARK Magazine. The Netherlands
- 2010. LA CHINA No.2. Landscape Architecture. China
- 2010. Shanghai Expo Magazine. China
- 2010. CONCEPT Magazine No.135. South Korea
- 2013. EXPO-CIHAC Magazine, Reforma Newspaper. Mexico



BOOKS
- 2010. Architectural Competition. Expo 2010 Shanghai. Mexico’s Pavilion. Mexico
- 2011. Teoría + Praxis. ENADII. Mexico
- 2011. International Design Ideas Competition. Hong Kong

- 2012. Arquitecturas Mexicanas. “Lo mejor del Siglo XXI”. Arquine.Vol. 4. Mexico

- 2014. "100 Visiones por La Merced". Competition proposals

- 2015. "Vivienda Unifamiliar Regional, 32 Propuetas" INFONAVIT

- 2016. Contemporary Architecture of Mexico City. CAM-SAM. Mexico

- 2017. Arquitecturas Mexicanas. “Lo mejor del Siglo XXI”. Arquine.Vol. 7. Mexico



NEWSPAPERS
- 2010. El Universal. Mexico
- 2010. International Herald Tribune. USA
- 2009. Reforma. Mexico
- 2009. El Universal. Mexico
- 2009. El Sol de Puebla. Mexico

 


LECTURES

 

- 2009. Architects College of Mexico. Mexico City
- 2009. Tongji University. Shanghai, China
- 2009. Metropolitan Autonomous University. Mexico City
- 2009. Metropolitan Autonomous University. Mexico City
- 2009. Iberoamerican University. Mexico City
- 2009. University UnArte. Puebla, Mexico
- 2009. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City
- 2010. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City
- 2010. ENADII - Institute of Technology of Valle de Bravo. Mexico
- 2010. ENADII - University of the Americas. Puebla, Mexico
- 2010. ENADII - University of Morelia. Mexico
- 2010. Taller Max Cetto UNAM, Mexico City
- 2010. ENADII - Expo Reforma, Mexico City
- 2011. ENADII - University of Pachuca, Mexico
- 2011. ENADII - University Centre of Communication. Mexico City
- 2011. ENADII - Polyforum Siqueiros. Mexico City
- 2012. La Salle University. Mexico City
- 2012. ENADII - Autonomous University of Tlaxcala. Mexico
- 2013. Technology Institute of Chetumal. Mexico
- 2013. A30 Congress - Mazatlan. Mexico

- 2014. ENADII - Technology Institute of Monterrey University campus Santa Fe. Mexico

- 2017. Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas organized by Harvard Graduate School of Design. Museo Tamayo. Mexico