Category Archives: Design

Aztec tower of skulls revealing ancient secrets

Aztec skullsBBC – Tales of the tower of skulls which struck fear into the hearts of Spanish conquistadors have been passed down through the generations in Mexico. For the next 500 years, the skulls lay undisturbed underneath what was once the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, but is now Mexico City.

Until, that is, a group of archaeologists began the painstaking work of uncovering their secrets two years ago. What they found has shocked them, because in among the skulls of the young men are those of women and children – bringing into question everything historians thought they knew.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40473547

Mexico City designers forging path beyond modernism

ArchPaper – A rising cadre of young designers is making its mark on Mexico City. In a metropolitan area so vast and so densely packed, handcrafted and informal solutions are never out of reach. It’s within this tense, sweet spot that Mexico City designers truly excel: By combining high-design references with homespun folk art, designers are able to create works that are contemporary, but also contextual and artisanal, and that speak to the contested and refined realities of their home city.

http://archpaper.com/2016/10/mexico-city-designers-highlights/#gallery-0-slide-0