Icons: De Yturbe Arquitectos
Introduction by José de Yturbe Bernal. Text by Alberto Blanco, Igor Moreno, Pedro Salinas.
Born in 1942, José de Ytube studied under the great precursors of Mexican architecture - Lusi Barragán, Juan O'Gorman among others. Through his projects, Yturbe has defined the new, ground aesthetic rules in contemporary architecture: buildings biologically incorporate to their environment, with bold and balanced lines, great cylinders, crunchy rectangles that toy with curves and seemingly endless lines, always flooded with warm, vibrant colors, thus creating unique spaces - both personal and generous in space and light distribution.
He funded his firm, De Yturbe Arquitectos, in 1971, and has completed 200 projects since - private households, corporate buildings, banks, museums, educational or cultural centers, hotels, golf clubs, in Mexico, the United States, South India, Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Argentina and Dubai. The statement of an architecture that's rooted in Mexican traditions.