Tatiana Bilbao : Perspectives
|Author:||Raymund Simon; Ryan Patrick; Hartmann Tatiana; Charpenel Bilbao|
Located in Mexico City, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio is well known internationally for its use of traditional Mexican construction techniques, the highly sculptural effects of its buildings and its unusually collaborative approach toward each client. Founded by Tatiana Bilbao (born 1972) in 2004, its completed buildings include the Gratitude Open Chapel in La Ruta del Peregrino, Gabriel Orozco's house in Roca Blanca and the botanical garden in Culiacan. This volume appraises the studio's work to date in four thematic sections: Inhabiting, Space, Collage and Context. The texts by Patrick Charpenel, Simon Hartmann, Raymund Ryan and a conversation with Gonzalo Ortega address Bilbao's uniquely contemporary architectural language, which combines the efficient use of materials, optimal function and an original design with a discreet aesthetic that always conveys a responsiveness toward landscape.