Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Mexico City, Mexico

Tatiana Bilbao tries to understand, through the work of her multicultural and multidisciplinary office, the place that surrounds us in order to translate its rigid codes into architecture. Her projects strive to regenerate spaces to humanize them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development. Her work includes a botanical garden, a master plan and open chapel for a pilgrimage route, a biotechnological center for a tech institution, a house built with US$5,000, and a funeral home. Bilbao was the recipient of the Kunstpreis Berlin in 2012 and the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2013 and was named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York in 2009. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France, and the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art. She is currently a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture and has been published in A+U, Domus, and the New York Times, among others.

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Casa Ajijic, Chapala, Jalisco, 2011; Photo: Rory Gardiner