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Profile of the Mexican architecture firm bgp (Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta) arquitectura.

Architecture-Page | Zacatecas by bgp arquitectura


"The street will become a street of lights by using glazed surfaces with different levels of transparency and translucency, reflecting sunlight. The project has 32 departments on 4 levels, in addition to the existing house that will be restored." says bgp arquitectura on Zacatecas. More

Architecture-Page | Taller HDX by bgp arquitectura

Taller HDX

"The guest's room skin is a red channeled plate that aims to create shadows on the box's surface, while contrasting with the deep surrounding vegetation." says bgp arquitectura on Taller HDX. More

Architecture-Page | Reforma Theater by bgp arquitectura

Reforma Theater

"This is a restoration made in the interior of a theater, constructed in the middle of the last century by the architect Carlos Obregon Santacilia, as part of the main building for the Mexican Institute of Social Security." says bgp arquitectura on Reforma Theater. More

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura

Luis Barragan House

"The project is located on a sloped site in the suburbs of the city of Guadalajara, with a fantastic view to a beautiful green area and the city." says bgp arquitectura on Luis Barragan House. More

Architecture-Page | IFAL Theater by bgp arquitectura

IFAL Theater

"The remodeling consisted of updating equipment, seats, all finishes and accessories to recover functionality and versatility to new programs." says bgp arquitectura on IFAL Theater. More

Architecture-Page | Habita by bgp arquitectura


"From a distance, the clean new facade appears to be an expressionless mask, but this impression is undone at closer range as the shadows of walkways and balconies and their inhabitation become visible." says bgp arquitectura on Habita. More

Architecture-Page | GDL1 House by bgp arquitectura

GDL1 House

"The project is located on a sloped site in the suburbs of the city of Guadalajara, with a fantastic view to a beautiful green area and the city." says bgp arquitectura on GDL1 House. More

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"Ave Fenix" Fire Station

"The design chosen for the fire station is that of a simple high box that almost disappears after the facade, which plays with the context in a game of reflections..." says bgp arquitectura on "Ave Fenix" Fire Station. More

Architecture-Page | Calderon de la Barca by bgp arquitectura

Calderon de la Barca

"The building is located in the area of Polanco, a hip neighborhood in Mexico City between two parks. The project consists of three apartments and a 30's house that has been protected by the Institute of Beaux Arts and has to be restored." says bgp arquitectura on Calderon de la Barca. More

Architecture-Page | AV House by bgp arquitectura

AV House

"The project is a redesign of a house from the 70's - of no significant architectural value - located in front of one of the most important avenues of the city." says bgp arquitectura on AV House. More

Profile of bgp arquitectura

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Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta has been working as an architect since 1987, combining this activity with industrial design and teaching.

Bernardo studied architecture at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City where he obtained his first professional degree in 1986. He received a Master of Science degree from Columbia University, New York 1987. Currently he is Dean of the Architecture School of the Universidad Anahuac, member of the National Academy of Architecture and of the National Creators Fellowship program by CONACULTA. During 2006 he was Vice-president of International Affairs of the Mexican Federation of Architects Associations and in 2007 he is honored as Chevalier de la Ordre National de la Legion da Honneur.

The design creativity of Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta has been widely recognized in Mexico as well as internationally, in 1998 he received the first "Mies van der Rohe" Award for Latin America. In 1989 he received the "30 under 30" prize from Interiors Magazine, New York, followed by the Latin American Grand Award at the Buenos Aires Biennial in 1993. He has also obtained Progressive Architecture Awards in 1994, 1995 and 1999; Record Houses Award in 1993, awards at the Mexican Biennials in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 and at the Quito Biennials in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004. In the year 2001 he received two Benedictus Awards and in 2002 he was recognized in the I Mexican Design Biennale and received several Quorum design awards for his furniture designs.

In 2002, as part of TEN arquitectos team, he won the international competition for the New Visual & Performing Arts Library in Brooklyn, N.Y. That year he also won the "Latin American Building of the Year" prize given at the World Architecture Awards, with "Hotel Habita".

More than 40 prizes support the work of Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta, who is known for his contemporary vocabulary that unites the aspirations of the modern world with the traditions of his native Mexican culture and environment.

Among his most recognized buildings are the National School of Theater, HABITA Hotel, Insurgentes Theater renovation, the French Youth Center in Lindavista and the Services Building for TELEVISA, all based in Mexico City, as well as the JVC Convention and Exhibition Center in Guadalajara. From 1987 until 2003 he was founding principal of TEN Arquitectos. In 2003 he became principal of BGP Arquitectura a multidisciplinary studio working simultaneously on architecture, furniture and product design where he has been involved in diverse projects of varying scale, stretching from the Americas to Europe.

Influenced by culture and today's technology his work has changed the way architects are thinking about contemporary design and architecture in Mexico.

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