MILPA: RITUAL IMPRESCINDIBLE
LOCATION: JARDÍN BOTÁNICO DE LA UNAM, CDMX.
CONSTRUCTION: 107 m2
TEAM: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Abraham Cruzvillegas
Photography: Pablo Pérez Palacios
Curaduría: Nuria Carton de Grammont
Recycling and reusing materials is a form of exploration that manifests in our work as well as in our collaborations.
Abraham Cruzvillegas and Pablo Perez Palacios met in the botanical gardens of the National University (UNAM) and found there a fertile ground for exploring the possibilities of unfinished work. The proposal of collaboration that emerged from this encounter was based on a dialogue between the plastic proposal that Abraham has been developing for the last years in the area of auto-construction and the architectural language of DCPP.
Inspired by an unfinished wall made of volcanic stone lost in the botanical gardens , and piles of rubbish and gravel scattered across the landscape, Pablo and Abraham decided to use the rubbish and the gravel to complete the other half of the wall, resulting in a continuous line that will limit the space in a conscious way and will lead to an end becoming a platform of contemplation of the natural reserve of the botanical gardens.