The neighbourhood of legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán holds a secret. His neighbour, Fernando Romero, an architect and industrial design fanatic, turned his old office into the Archive gallery of Design and Architecture, a space to display the 1,500 objects he has collected.
This is not an egocentric endeavour. There’s a lot of exciting work in here, plus it invites curators to choose certain objects within a certain field or theme to shudder people’s awareness on how these items affect everyday life.
They have presented high quality exhibitions of architecture models, each with diagrams and drawings explaining its operation.
Gil Cienfuegos is the manager of the museum, an industrial designer responsible of explaining the relevance of the object based on its manufacture, history, function, or innovation. This will give your daily life objects and structures a new meaning.
Among the exhibits you will find toys, artefacts and even a mechanics from the twentieth century, a chair by J & J Kohn (the first commercial personalized assembly model), a Strida bike made of a collapsible triangular structure and many other nostalgic inventions - like a pair of view-masters.
On the other exhibitions, like Here and There, they present objects from different cultures. For example, the importance of coffee and how it changes from culture to culture, contrasting the pewter teapot, French press, Italian coffee and Japanese tea.
This is the first one of many other winner exhibited here; it also has a library stocked with books of art, design and architecture.
|Venue name:||Galería Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura|
Francisco Ramírez 4
Ampliación Daniel Garza
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 10am-6pm|