The practice is geared towards finding integrated and individual solutions to each architectural problem. Their approach is based on a detailed analysis of the immediate context and a design process which is open to experimentation and exploration. The result is a constant search towards an architecture of atmospheres which move people and truly belong.
Some projects which stand out are: Community Center in San Pedro Apatlaco, first prize in an open-call competition, the exhibition design for “MXCD01-Presente” at Archivo’s Diseño y Arquitectura. “AROS” pavilion/playground for kids in the historic center of Mexico City, result of the “Juguetes Urbanos” competition.
Currently, they are developing projects of different scales and typologies across Mexico.Their work has been published in various national and international media. They have been invited to give workshops and lectures in different parts of Mexico, at the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China in Beijing, and at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid.
In 2021 they were named as one of the world's 20 emerging and promising practices by Wallpaper magazine in its annual Wallpaper Architects' Directory listing.
Palma recently received the League Prize 2021 from the Architectural League of New York, which, established in 1981, seeks to recognize the exemplary and provocative work of young practitioners in North America.
Palma is an architecture office based in Mexico City and Sayulita. The firm was founded in 2016 by Ilse Cárdenas, Regina De Hoyos, Diego Escamilla and Juan Luis Rivera, graduates from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM School of Architecture. The practice is geared towards finding integrated and individual solutions to each architectural problem. Their approach is based on a detailed analysis of the immediate context and a design process which is open to experimentation and...