Although they are doomed to crumble, humans have always built walls: along borders, across disputed lands, and around cities. Whether it was Hadrian, Qin Shi Huang, or Nikita Khrushchev, leaders often proclaimed the need to fortify their territories. And indeed they did: erecting formidable walls whose remains are largely relegated to the backgrounds of tourist selfies. Dellekamp Arquitectos reclaims the rhetoric of the wall in its ironic and iconic post-functional state. Political context serves as a point of departure to imagine a future where the border becomes a connection and the wall an invitation.
Dellekamp Arquitectos is a Mexican architecture practice dedicated to the development and supervision of architectural projects, regardless of scale or program type, with a rigorous research methodology. They aim to find unique solutions to the specific conditions of each project to maximize its intended budget, image, use, context, and spirit. The coordination and collaboration with various disciplines such as engineering, graphic design, industrial design, environmental engineering, and landscape architecture makes up a significant part of their activities, adding value to this team of specialists focused on the accomplishment of integral solutions. Simultaneously, Dellekamp Arquitectos is involved in ongoing architectural research that fosters a laboratory of ideas that can feed activities. In this way, they are constantly a part of the academic and teaching realms as well as research studies, lectures, publications, biennales, and exhibitions.