ISABEL MARTINEZ ABASCAL
Isabel was nominated by Silo Store co-founder and architect FRIer Julieta Benito Sanz. I can see why. Isabel is a dynamic, fun and freethinking architect based in Mexico City. Her work is light, thoughtful and punchy. A humungo thanks Isabel for sharing these favourites with us. You've delivered some juicy ideas here. I need an excuse to hit Mexico City now!
I am an architect.
I studied in the public universities of Madrid and Berlin. And further on in Ahmedabad, India and São Paulo, Brasil where I was lecturer for six years at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Escola da Cidade. I am absolutely thankful to gorgeous Brasil!
Everything I do, I understand it as architecture.
I have curated arcihtecture and contemporary art shows and I have written for several magazines like Domus, Wallpaper and Avery Review.
In 2014, together with Alessandro Arienzo, I founded the architecture studio LANZA Atelier www.lanzaatelier.com At LANZA we love doing things, a house, a book or an exhibition design, all of them are a chance for experimentating and contributing to the beauty of the world. Working with my partner is a magical creative process. So grateful <3
I have been living in Mexico City since 2015 where I proudly and happily run the platform LIGA, Space for Architecture www-liga-df.com Thank you everybody @LIGA, thank you Mexico!
Recipes or restaurants...
Your FRI: PICHON
I am a vegan at home but in Mexico I discovered how good eating eggs at the local market for breakfast is!
Beverage, barista or bar stool...
Your FRI: CANTINA CENTENARIO
A five minutes walk from home takes me to wether Cantina Centenario for mezcal and live Mexican music or Baltra which is dangerously delicious.
Where to go, what to see & do...
Your FRI: AUDIORAMA
I love Audiorama, classical music in the middle of a huge and beautiful park.
Online or offline...
Your FRI: OS/ON
Blog, books or broadsheet...
Your FRI: EXIT LA LIBRRERIA
Podcasts to popstars...
Your FRI: BALNEARICO - WAX POETICS MIX
I am listening a lot to psicodelic rock Tame Impala, Peaking Lights and also reggeaton, J Balvin, lately :)
See here my soundtrack:
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Treatments & tonics, tried & tested...
Your FRI: BUDISMO
Beauty... : Yoga and Stay Vegan!
Treat them or teach them...
Your FRI: TULUP
When in Madrid with my nephews I love going to TULUP for icecreams.
Fun or function...
Your FRI: SOUNDHOUND
I like having Soundhound for finding out which song is that one I am enjoying so much.