Vertebral is an architecture and landscaping studio founded in Mexico City by Elias Kalach and Teddy Nanes in 2016.
The approach to projects always follows the same logic, despite being in different social, political and geographical contexts. The studio is not governed by an aesthetic ideal or by a geometric predisposition, but by a search that arises from the exercise of observation, in order to approach the understanding of a site and a series of circumstances that give input and guidelines to architecture. . Vertebral understands architecture as the act of intervening in a site to create space through walls and slabs, but also through bushes, herbs and trees.
Vertebral uses primary materials in its architecture. Concrete, steel, stone and wood are the resources that with a wide range of geometries build the imaginary of the team, its models and its buildings.
Noldi Schreck Award 2022 | Reconversion of Spaces
AZ Awards 2021 | Social Good | Azure Magazine (Canada)
Small Architecture 2021 | Architecture Masterprize
Firenze Entremuros 2021 (Reforma Newspaper) | Ephemeral Architecture
Premio Obras Cemex 2019 | Residential Housing | Casa Erasto
First Place | Opera Prima | Íconos del Diseño | Architectural Digest Mexico
Silver Medal (First Place) | Tercera Bienal de Jóvenes Arquitectos 2019 | Residential Housing
Premio Obras Cemex 2019 Internacional | Residential Housing
Noldi Schreck Award | Multifamily Housing
4to Premio Península de Arquitectura e Interiorismo 2020 | AAI
Centro de Cultura Ambiental Chapultepec 2020 | Mexican Ministry of Culture
Oscar Niemeyer Award for Latin American Architecture | 20 Finalists Selection
Firenze EntreMuros (Reforma Newspaper) | Finalist for Best Commercial and Corporate Interiors 2019
Premio Obras | Finalist for Work of the Year 2019
Blueprint Awards 2019 (UK) | Finalist in Best Non-Public Project: Residential
The Plan Award 2019 (Italia) | Shortlist
CHANGE ART 2022 | Bucaramanga, Colombia
Juan Agustin Rivera
María Fernanda Tinajero