Maverick architect Agustín Hernandez was one of the first to introduce pre-Hispanic motifs into Mexican modernism. The 82-year-old lives and works in this cantilevered concrete tower high above Bosques de las Lomas. Photo by Livia Corona.
Espacio Escultorico, the sculpture garden at UNAM, is a popular gathering place
for students and locals alike. The concrete wedges of this sculpture form a circle around a volcanic rock formation where visitors come to meditate. Photo by Livia Corona.
Ricardo Legorreta’s Plaza Juárez, opened last year, houses Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, the city’s family courts, and this fountain, designed by artist Vicente Rojo. The 1,500 concrete pyramids are colored to look like tezontle, a volcanic stone first used by the Aztecs, which was also utilized throughout the complex’s façade. Photo by Livia Corona.
Pedro Ramírez Vázquez’s Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Anthropology Muesum), with its mushroom-like courtyard fountain, competes for visitors’ attention with the treasures inside. Photo by Livia Corona.