Designs involve sensitivity to context and environment

We talk to Gabriela Carrillo

Mexican architect and partner of the practice Taller Rocha + Carillo.

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Mexican-born, Mexico-based Gabriela Carrillo is an Architect and partner at partner of the practice Taller Rocha + Carillo She graduated from Faculty of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).Gabriela has presented lectures and has led workshops at universities in Mexico, the United States, and South America. Her work has been published nationally and internationally.

Gabriela’s designs involve sensitivity to context and environment, combining an adequate selection of materials from the regions where the creations are established, she explains the reason for this and the impact that it has.

Gabriela’s project Courts of Pátzcuaro in Michoacán, she took great care in trying to create a space that incorporated materials and light design to create messages and atmosphere that impact the way people communicate within these spaces. Gabriela talks us through this process.

The Courts of Pátzcuaro in Michoacán saw Gabriela win the 2017 International Women in Architecture Award, the highest international recognition for women in architecture. Gabriela tells us about the concept behind the design and the build process. Gabriela delves into other projects have really shaped her professional career and what she loved about them. We talk about some of the materialisations, themes and processes that Gabriela is exploring in her work.

Gabriela grew up and has practiced architecture in Mexico. Gabriela talks about how has this helped to shape her work. She talks about the various design opportunities she has been able to explore overseas that she might not have in the Mexican industry. Gabriela talks about how her teaching has evolved with working in universities in the USA and South America and how her academic practice and her professional practice overlap or inform each other.

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