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Rojkind Arquitectos reimagined Mexico City’s Cineteca Nacional in 2012.


If potential is gauged by room for improvement, few places present as much promise for architects as Mexico City, the famously teeming capital that has for decades been the victim of haphazard urban planning. “For us, chaos comes with opportunities,” says Michel Rojkind, founder of  Rojkind Arquitectos and one-time drummer in a popular Mexican rock band. And though Rojkind now plies a decidedly less glamorous trade, he’s never lost his flair for showmanship. He is responsible for some of the most notable and eccentric architecture built in Mexico City in the past decade. From the boldly reimagined Cineteca Nacional to an origami-inspired chocolate museum, Rojkind Arquitectos is helping reshape the country’s international profile.

Michel Rojkind will discuss how his firm seeks to impose order and shared responsibility on dense urban environments on May 30 at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

Originally submitted by Luke Hopping