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Palacio de los Deportes / Felix Candela

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Palacio de los Deportes (1968) by Félix Candela, Antonio Peyrí Maciá, and Enrique Castañeda Tamborell
It's visible from the air when flying into Mexico City. I stopped by on my ride back to the airport.
The construction of the Palacio de los Deportes began in 1966 and was completed in 1968.
Just in time for the 1968 Olympics. I wish they kept the Lance Wyman sign up. 
The geodesic roof is covered in copper.
 Nuccio Bertone designed Lancia Stratos HF Zero (1970)
The future is always better in the past.

El Altillo / Felix Candela

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"El Altillo" or Chapel of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (1955) by Felix Candela and Enrique De La Mora Located in Coyoacán, Mexico City
Candela was the master of the thin-shelled concrete hyperbolic paraboloid.



The stained glass was designed by Kitzia Hoffman

The sculpture of the Virgin Mary on the altar is by Herbert Hoffman




Weekend / Stuff

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A pair of Althea Cochrane (Brimm) collages from 1966
Someone did a number on this Clay Michie Lamp No. 8 for Knoll. It's OK, you're safe now.
Jens Quistgaard Dansk tray in Wenge
Good paper

Yes, that Pilot House
It got a little weird this weekend. 

Casa Pedregal / Luis Barragán

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The Jardines del Pedregal de San Ángel was a deserted area outside central Mexico City. The area is covered in dense lava from the Xitle volcano, which erupted thousands of years ago. Luis Barragan saw the potential in the landscape, purchased some property, and in the 1940s created a plan for Pedregal. This included land for development and open space. Some of Mexico's great modern architects, Like Max Cetto, Francisco Artigas, Enrique Castañeda Tamborrell, José María Buendía, Antonio Attolini, Fernando Ponce Pino, Oscar Urrutia and Manuel Rosen constructed homes in Pedregal. This included the Casa Prieto-López (1949) by Luis Baragan. The house belonged to the Prieto family until art collector and businessman César Cervantes purchased it four years ago. The house, now called Casa Pedregal, has been restored by Cervantes. Alterations have been removed and the original paint colors have been replicated.
Although much of the furniture in the house now was designed by Barragan, they ar…