A comprehensive monograph on the work of the Mexican architect.
Fernando Romero (*1971 in Mexico City) worked from 1997 to 2000 at the offices of Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam; in 2000 he started his own office, known as Laboratory of Architecture. LAR has a vast collection of designs and buildings that vary from orthogonal to fluid, dynamic, and organic. These cover diverse cultural and commercial programs, such as museums, schools, housing, and offices; and the firm has also visualized many outstanding buildings in international competitions. This publication contains selected projects that provide an overview of Romero’s visions, designs, and buildings, documenting the office’s accomplishments during its first ten years. These are the result of its experimentation with new materials, implemented with both traditional and innovative building methods, and its rethinking of current discourse in the interest of creating unprecedented spaces.
* Texts by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Pedro Reyes, Raymund Ryan, graphic design by Alejandro Quinto