On Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao's genius for merging spacious brutalist modernism with nature. Already known as one of Mexico's greatest architects, Tatiana Bilbao (born 1972) has created some of the country's most striking buildings. Her first project was a collaboration with artist Gabriel Orozco on his beach house near Puerto Escondido, and she quickly developed a collaborative approach, working with artists such as Ai Weiwei on projects in China and Spain, or with the Culiacán Botanical Garden (designed by engineer and gardener Carlos Murillo) to install art works and service buildings. Bilbao's buildings always take social conditions into account, as demonstrated in projects such as her design for a pilgrimage route.
Featuring these projects and more, this overview provides insights into the Mexican cultural, artistic and building traditions that Bilbao incorporates into her projects. The volume addresses the question of the use of collage in architecture and embeds Bilbao's work in a contemporary as well as a historical context.