Poetic Pragmatism in #LaHoraArquine

Today June 15 at 5pm at the Hora Arquine. HEAR HERE.

“Social Housing” exhibition

Exhibition in MUCA

Dellekamp arquitectos forma parte de la muestra de proyectos, desarrollados por iniciativa del Infonavit, que inaugura el 18 de mayo de 2015. Con el título “Mejorando la Unidad” y “Vivienda Unifamiliar Regional” en el MUCA de la UNAM.

TODAY May 18 at 7pm in the MUCA UNAM.

Cholula 68

On built, apartment building with DAS.

Poetic Pragmatism

Dellekamp Arquiectos and Arquine invites you to the presentation of out book “Poetic Pragmatism”. Saturday, March 7 at 13:00 hrs at the Museo de la Ciudad de México.


Void temple in Centre Pompidou

We are exposed in the room 29 under the title “Permanence et rupture” (Permanence and break) at the National Museum of Modern Art Centre Pompidou.

Void Temple Highly Commended

Our project Void temple of Pilgrim Route was selected from over 200 participants from around the word, as Highly Commended in the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2014 held in London in late 2013.

Octagon prefabricated house

As part of the Mexican Open Design 2014, PIRWI invited us to be part of the exhibition “Prefabricated Houses” with our Octagon project.

DLK Bookshelf system

Bookshelf designed for the prestigious furniture brand Pirwi. Presented at the pavilion of Palacio de Hierro in May 2014 and in Zona Maco Design, February 2015.


PILOT PROJECT of redensification

This pilot project with Derexs and INFONAVIT, in Rosarito, Baja California, México. Is looking for a new national housing policy achieving interagency, coordination and a decent housing. We sought to develop a project that can serve as a reference for transmission and understanding of public policy.

Presale Cruz de misión project

More information at (55) 52 64 15 57 with Jachen Schleich.

Partnership palomino&dellekamp

We are very pleased by the partnership that we have made with the architect Andrés Palomino.

Dellekamp Arquitectos in BAQ2012

Attending conferences in the XVIII Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito 2012. On 21 November. Held in Quito from 19 to 23 November this year.


Derek Dellekamp participation with pragmatic poetry, as a personal reflection of the creative process of Dellekamp Architects in the past 15 years.

RUTA | Ruta Peregrino’s film

LIGA and Cine Tonalá present for first time in Mexico: ”RUTA”. This 24th November at 9:00 pm. Also a special screening on 30th November at 8:00 pm.

Visiting Critic

Visiting critic for Jose Castillo’s studio at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. May 2014

Ciudad de México escala 1:500

We have recently collaborated with Rozana Montiel|Periferica Arquitectura on a project initiated by AGENCIA SOCIAL in the Zocalo in Mexico City.
Come see it and be part of the experience!

Now on library’s O’Neil Ford Duograph4-México

The O’Neil Ford Duograph4-México (Tatiana Bilbao-Derek Dellekamp) is already available at libraries in the UNAM, La Salle and the Universidad Iberoamericana. Coming soon to the “Javier Cavallari” library of architecture at the UNAM.

FONCA Grant renewed

On 25 September we renewed the third issue of the FONCA grant for the research on social housing in Mexico.

Silver Medal

The project Ruta del Peregrino was awarded by the Biennal of Architecture of Mexico with the Silver Medal as best religious building concept.

Bienal de venecia

The project Ruta del Peregrino was chose to be exhibit in the Venice Bienal 2012, curated by the architect David Chipperfield.

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Derek has been invited by the University of  Texas at Austin to lecture, as visiting professor, one of the spring 2012 studios. The current world situation has led Derek to challenged his students to participate in the Architecture for Humanity competition Unrestricted Access as part of the semester program.


Dellekamp Architects have been invited by Texas Tech College of Architecture El Paso, to take part on their 2011-2012 lecture series having as main subject Campus+City that will take place February the 24th 2012 at 6:30pm at El Paso Art Museum Energy Auditorium, One Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, USA.


Breaking Borders – New Latin American Architecture

This is an opening on September by Latin Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. We were invited to participate with the Pilgrim’s Route project. The aim of this exhibition is to introduce and research in Latin America as a place of great historical and modern development of architecture and urban planning.

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View point and Cafetería

We want to show a sneak peek of one of our ongoingprojects, the Lookout point and Cafe-Restaurant of the Parque Mirador Independencia, Guadalajara. It is situated next to Herzog&de Meuron’s project of the Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, forming part of the Masterplan of TOA.

An imaginary house for silence in MARK 31

Our project-study An imaginary house for silence is released in the international magaizne for architecture MARK (April/May 2011) .

CB 29 in Duograph 4_Mexico

In the symposium Latitud3S in Austin (Texas) the new edition of the fourth O’Neil Ford Duograph was announced. It presents Tatiana bilbao´s house-project in Ajijic (Guadalajara, Jalisco) and our apartment building CB 29 in Cálderon de la Barça (Polanco, Mexico City),two typical building types of contemporary architecture.

Invited Competition Lecumberri-New Palace

Recently we were invited to participate in the invited competition of Lecumberri-New Palace destinated for the national archive museum of Mexico City. The challenge of the project was to convert the old prison into a place of study, meetings and public use. Between our Mexican colleagues our proposal for the museum was awarde with the 2nd place.

Design Alliance RICE Design Alliance Spring

We have been invited by the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) to participate in their Spring Lecture Series titled Mexico City Surging: DF Architecture on the 17th of February 2010 at 7:00 PM in the Brown Auditorium in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

Upcoming Lecture

Dellekamp Arquitectos has been invited to take part inVoices Emergentes en Arquitectura y Diseño a conference cycle organized by CAM (Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de Mexico). 11 young architecture firms will take part. Derek Dellekamp’s lecture will be focused on social housing and will take place Friday, August 28 at 6:00 PM in the Auditorio Carlos Lazo/ Mexico City.

Ruta del Peregrino nominated in WAF

We are happy to announce that our project Ruta del Peregrino has been nominated for the award in the Future Projects in Masterplanning category at the World Architecture Festival 2009. The project was selected from over 600 entries from 80 countries.

Ordos 100 at ART|40|BASEL

The curatorial team Territorial Agency has brought together all the proposals for the Ordos 100 project to be exhibited in Switzerland during ARTBasel.

Conference at MAM_Museum of Art

Derek Dellekamp will be giving a conference about social housing at MAM Modern Museum of Art/ Mexico City on June 3rd, 2009 at 19:30.

Sneak Peak at Ordos 100 at ART BASEL

Today we have received an email from John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, the curators team of the exhibition “Ordos100- The inevitable cultural negotiations when building a city in the 21st Century” where they send us some nice pictures of the exhibition. ©Territorial Agency.

Sneak Peak Amsterdam 307

We are really exited to follow up the progress of the site of our project Amsterdam 307, the apartment building situated in the area Hipódromo de Condesa, nearby our office. Going along the street of Amsterdam the building you can see the white façade, visible behind the front building.


We are participating in the Holcim Awards 2011 for sustainable construction. Closing date is by finals of March. We are very exited to see the results and other projects.

We will keep you posted with upcoming-news.



This year, the pilgrimage from Ameca a Talpa de Allende (Jalisco) will start with the celebration of the Holy Mass taken place at theOpen Chapell la Gratitud (Lagunillas), being the first step before the ascent of Cerro del Obispo.

The mass was celebrated on the 12th of March 2011.

You can follow up the important moment on the website of the Gobierno de Jalisco.



Because of the midterm revision at the University of Rice, we want to share the news that since January 2011 Derek is visiting criticof the workshop ARCH 602_The vertical School at RICE School of Architecture (RSA) in Houston/ USA.

Emerging Voices 2009_Conference Podcast

Derek Dellekamp was recognized as an Emerging Voice of 2009 by the Architectural League of New York. Derek presented the firm’s work on March 5th, 2009, at the UrbanCenter, 457 Madison Avenue in New York City.

Squat City Exhibition Biennale Rotterdam

We have been selected to be a part of the Squat City exhibition at the 4th IABR International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 24.09.2009-10.01.2010) showing our Tlacolula social housing project. As a part of the selection, Tlacolula will also be featured with 30 other projects through a mini documentary on the Urbaninform website.

9by9 Global Housing Projects Exhibition

We are featured in 9by9 Global Housing Projects – Wohnmodelle Weltweit at the Vai SCHAURAUM Vorarlberger ArchitekturInstitut in Dornbirn, Austria, from June 18 to August 22, 2009. Organized by Vorarlberger Architektur Institut. The exhibition is based upon a book by Josep Lluis Mateo and his team at the Swiss Federal. Institute of Technology Zurich Global Housing Projects, 25 buildings since 1980.

WA AWARD_third cycle 2009

Our project CB 30 has been selected for WA Awards, Third Cycle by the World Architecture Community, World Architects.

Emerging Voices 2009_Architectural League

We are very pleased to announce that we have beenselected by the Architectural League of New York for their annual Emerging Voices lecture series. Since 1982,the lecture series are an important event to recognize and encourage architects who are beginning to gain some prominence in their field.

Dellekamp in 10X10_3 Phaidon

We are happy to announce that our work has been selected by Ai Wei Wei for the Phaidon10 X 10_3 publication. One hundred of the most talented emerging architects from all over the world have been selected by 10 contributing curators.


Derek has been invited by the University of Texas to be one of the key-members of the two day symposium reflecting on Architecture in the Americas, taking place at Austin School of Architecture.

In the panel discussion of the first day, 1 of april 2011, Derek will occupy the role of “respondent”. We are exited to follow the discussion at the lecture. See the program on  Latitud 3S.



Dellekamp Arquitectos is now member of the Living Building Challenge (Desafio del Edificio Vivo) community.

We are in favor to enlarge the network between different disciplines to reach efficient result in the development and design of sustainable projects, all working for the same aim.



Our recent finished project MICHELET_50, an apartment building in Mexico City, is released in the current issue of the international magazine of architecture MARK, see page 30.

ABITARE 01-2011

Ruta del Peregrino is released in the current issue of the italian magazine ABITARE, showing new photos of the project.

Centre Pompidou

We want to share the good news that the project RUTA DEL PEREGRINO was selected to be part of the architecural collection ofCentre de Pompidou in Paris.

First place for Ruta del Peregrino

We are proud to announce the premiation of the projectRuta del Peregrino with the first place in the classification of urbanism of the XIX CEMEX Building Award.

Objective of the award is to recognize the small, medium and large contemporary building works, which stand out for the constructional, conceptual, technical and esthetic solutions implemented, in all countries where CEMEX has operations.



With pleasure we participated in the exposition ARCH AUSMX2010 at the Guilford Lane Gallery in Melbourne, curates by Luby Springball.

The inauguration of the exposition was on 14th of September 2010, showing the work of the 20 best contemporanean architects. Because of the good perception in the public the end of the exposition was extended and perhaps it will continue in Sydney and Auckland.



The Symposium about education in Architecture, organized by the University of Architecture and Design Veritas the 11th of October was an extraordinary experience.

The exchange of ideas, concepts and possibilities for education, discussed at the round table with Brett Steele of the AA School of Architecture, Juan Carlos Sanabria of the Univeristy Veritas and our colleague Michel Rojkindjust to mention some, enrich our work.


CAM-SAM Award 2010

We are honoured to announce that Derek Dellekamp has won the award CAM-SAM Bicentenario al Mérito Profesional y Jóvenes Arquitectos in the category of Architecture.

With the prize the Association of Mexican Architects (CAM SAM) aims to recognize the young architects under the age of 40 whose work stands out in the areas of Architecture, Urbanism, Housing, so as Research and Publication.


Ruta del Peregrino in a+u

The project Ruta del Peregrino was recently featured as one of the presented projects in the September issue (10:09) of the magazine a+u_Architecture and Urbanism. The article includes interesting fotos of the site, taken by Iwan Baan.

Scholarship of FONCA

The granting of the scholarship FONCA for our project “I accuse-Yo acusomeans an important step in our research of different solutions of social housing because of its significance as support in our preoccupation and commitment as architects to act against the unequal distribution of life-quality, especially in Mexico.

International Iakov Chernikhov Prize

“To look more deeply into the space of time is an indispensable

challenge of architectural fantasy”. Iakov Chernikhov

This year we received a polite invitation from the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation (ICIF) to be one of the participants in the third edition of the International Iakov Chernikhov Prize “CHALLENGE OF THE TIME” 2010.


News of “Tlacolula”

Lately, our project of social housing “Tlacolula”, awarded by the Biennal of Architecture of Mexico with the Silver Medal as best social housing concept, was subject of different interesting articles.

First Prize for En Sully

We want to share the good news that the project En Sully in Switzerland has won the first prize in the competition and is currently being presented to the neighbouring community to continue its development.

The swiss architects Christ&Gantenbein realized the masterplan for a residential quarter on the riviera of Lake Geneva. They invited us and a selection of international architects to be part of the team to develop the buildings in the proposed “Garden City”.


XI Mexican Biennal of Arquitectura

We are very happy to announce that our project in Oaxaca-Tlacolula has been received a Silver Medal at the XI Mexican Architecture Biennal, honoring it as the best social housing project in the country.

Work of Jeronimo Hagerman

Once more we want to thank the mexican artist of plastic art, Jeronimo Hagerman, for his herritage of the beautiful veiling plants which he exposed in one of his works in the museum Sala de Siqueiros (INAM) of Mexico City, to give them a new context in our project Michelet 50.