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Red-tinted chukum brings contrasts to white, modern home in Merida

Merida, Mexico — A sleek residence by Garrido Lizarraga Arquitectos contrasts clean white with red-hued chukum stucco in...

Merida earns 2 spots on top-10 list of Mexican architecture

Two examples of great architecture in Merida have made Dezeen's Top 10 Mexican projects list for 2018.

Local architect wins international award for multifamily home in Mérida’s north

Mérida architect Arturo Carillo Ponce took home an international award for a multi-family project built on a triangular lot in the city's north.

Modern Music Palace is a showcase for its historic neighbors in...

Allowing never-before-seen views of some of the Centro's most revered historic treasures, the Music Palace is unabashedly modern. 

Architecture firm’s bold new headquarters offsets greenery with pink

Mérida architecture firm TACO has designed the Portico Palmeto studio to act as its headquarters, with pink walls and tall shutters that open up to its tropical setting.

Say goodbye to the ice rink at Liverpool mall

The expansion at the Liverpool Galerías Mérida will sacrifice its ice rink, putting more conventional features, according to a website that tracks the city's building projects.

Dramatic, high-tech touch for Galerías mall expansion

A fanciful flying mast with skylights will crown an expansion at Liverpool's mall this fall.

Keeping a colonial renovation on budget

Two Mérida expats share their experience, and some good tips, for remodeling a colonial property.

Noted: A modern pavilion at Montes Molina

Hailed by architecture critics, a modern colonnade's 36 slender minimalist columns contrasts strikingly with the neoclassical beauty of the La Quinta Montes Molina Pavilion.

7 more Showcase showstoppers coming

The Showcase of Homes kicks off Mérida's high season once again as hundreds of people criss-cross the Centro to tour seven private abodes that represent the best in architecture and décor.

An iconic home reimagined in Xcalak

A Mérida architect has drawn inspiration from an iconic modernist home for a new project off Xcalak Reef, near the southern tip of Quintana Roo.

Architect Ponce leads local nominees

The XXIV CEMEX Building Award judges have revealed their favored architectural projects of the year, and a Yucatán architect is at the top of the list.

Trova cultural center will be all new

The state legislative building has been an odd duck among historic gems. In its place, the Plaza de la Trova cultural center will fit in with its neighbors.

Cantón renovation: A surprise in the attic

Restoration work at the Palacio Cantón has uncovered graffiti that represents a window into life in the 1940s, when the building was a school.

Cool Itzimná casa by RR+L in AD Mexico

Mérida architects Salvador Reyes Ríos and Josefina Larraín blend California cool and Yucatan's legacy in AD Mexico's May 2015 edition.

A building speaks, Arturo Campos listens

Yucatecan architect Arturo Campos found inspiration in Spain before returning to Mérida, PhD. in hand, to establish his reputation and collect many awards. We talked to him and found out he uses his ears as well as his eyes to evaluate designs.

A facelift, fresh outlook for Palacio Cantón

The beautiful Palacio Cantón, home of the Regional Museum of Anthropology, is celebrating its 55 years with a facelift, as well as more dynamic programming.

Facade rescue reaches 800 homes

More than 20 years after its launch, the city's facade rescue program, Rescate de Fachadas, is about to finish its 800th renovation.

Area architects stand out at Biennale

A silver medal and four honorable mentions went to Yucatecan architects during the XIII Mexican Architecture Biennale, a prestigious national competition.

Building a ‘Showcase’ showstopper

One of the Centro's most striking new casas is part of 2014's Showcase of Homes. We chatted with the architect who blended hacienda and high-church style.

Meet Silvia Sanchéz, Centro muse

We met Sylvia Sanchéz at a cocktail party and were immediately taken with her. Eventually, we asked her a few questions.

Mid-century modern blends with colonial Mérida

Robert Holtby and Emile Romain let their strong preference for clean, crisp design follow them from Vancouver to Mérida.