Time and Place

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

Recent Work of PRODUCTORA” presentation by Abel Perles, Co-Founder and Partner, PRODUCTORA, Mexico City, Mexico.


Abel Perles (1972, Argentina) is one of the four partners of PRODUCTORA, a Mexico City based Architectural Office. He studied Architecture at the UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires). In 2006, he founded PRODUCTORA with Carlos Bedoya (Mexico), Victor Jaime (Mexico) and Wonne Ickx (Belgium). Their work is distinguished by its interest in precise geometry that produces legible projects linked to a clear gesture, and by the search for timelessness in building through material and programmatic resolution.

Lecture Summary

PRODUCTORA is working on projects in Mexico and abroad, ranging from residential to public buildings. Its work has been presented in the Architectural Biennials of Beijing (2006) and Venice (2008), in the National Art Museum of Beijing and in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. PRODUCTORA has been awarded the Young Architects Forum (2007) and the Emerging Voices (2013) by the Architectural League of New York. In 2016 they received the IIT Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for emerging architects for the ‘Pavillion on the Zocalo.’ Amongst the many publications of the office, their first monograph by Arquine (2010) and the 2G monography (2014) stand out. PRODUCTORA has been actively involved in teaching both in local Universities including the Universidad Iberoamericana, Centro de Diseño, TEC de Monterrey and Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. The partners of PRODUCTORA have taught studios at UCLA (Los Angeles), IIT (Chicago) and Harvard GSD (Cambridge). In 2011 PRODUCTORA, along with curator and art critic Ruth Estevez, founded LIGA: Space for Architecture, an independent initiative that promotes Latin American contemporary architecture through exhibitions, conferences and workshops. LIGA was created as a curatorial platform in order to stimulate experimentation in the architectural discipline with its potential as a discursive practice, expanding and establishing connections with other disciplines.

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