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Alberto Kalach in Mexico City07:35

Alberto Kalach [Principal T.A.X. / Taller de Arquitectura X] discusses his architectural work including the Biblioteca de México and its role in the everyday life of residents of Mexico City as well as an early project for the Faro de Oriente community center and workshops. Kalach also talks about the planning of the urban territory as an architectural issue and the relationship between green spaces and architecture in the urban context. Alberto Kalach is an architect working in Mexico City. His concern about the emerging problems of the vast city is reflected very often in his work: from the $5,000.00 USD minimal house, to his housing developments or to the largest project ever conceived for the Valley of Mexico Basin called México Ciudad Futura (Return to the city of Lakes), that embraces the city as a whole, studied through its geography. Thinker, builder, preserver, Alberto Kalach and his youthful lab - T.A.X.-have forged their place in contemporary architecture by creating spaces that celebrate the creative process itself.

Crew Credits -

Creator and Executive Producer - Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producers - Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Segment Producer - Rodrigo Zedillo
Associate Producer - Emiliano Bautista
Director - Reza Monahan
Director of Photography/Field Coordinator - Juan Diego Bautista
B Camera - Emiliano Bautista
C Camera - Fernanda Olivares/Imanol González
Sound Engineer - Verónica Zapata

Story Producer - Marcelyn Gow
Editors - Ben Neufeld/Reza Monahan/Sean Morris

Soundtrack by: Dave Abramson and Steve Schmitt

Additional Images provided by: T.A.X. and Alberto Kalach

Special thanks: Carlos Zedillo

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