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Workshop Architects: The balance between history and modernity

Fabián Gutiérrez met Francisco Bernés while they were both studying architecture in UADY, the state university of Yucatán. After spending some time abroad in Austria, and through their shared influences, they started designing together. 

Casa Oliva — A colorful renovation in San Sebastián

Casa Oliva sits just around the corner from San Sebastian park. Inside and out, it is a celebration of the colors of the world.

Restoration of historic Progreso Casino is funded and approved

The city of Progreso is planning a renovation of its “Casino,” abandoned for 25 years. Photo: Courtesy Progreso...

INAH to approve 1,000 permits to Centro property owners in 2019

An increase in permits applications before INAH indicate a construction boom in Merida's Centro. Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan...

Pasaje Picheta, after 19 months of renovations, due to open this...

The Pasaje Picheta may reopen sometime this month after a reconstruction project that began in December 2017.

Merida surveys old buildings, hoping to avoid tragedy like Progreso’s

Merida's historic center contains about 20,000 properties with historical value, of which between 3,000-4,000 are ruins. About a third are beyond...

Historic renovation permits will come more quickly, INAH says

Property owners trying to renovate historic homes are being promised a more streamlined approval process.

Pasaje Picheta poised for a modern, artsy overhaul

The Pasaje Picheta will shed its homey murals in a renovation that goes beyond a cosmetic makeover.

UADY landmark latest renovation project in Mérida’s Centro

Scaffolding covers UADY's historic downtown building, which has become part of the current phase of facade "rescue."

El Pinar, ornate pink jewel on Calle 60, will be reception...

The ornate mansion, built in 1915 during the opulent Porfiriato and mirroring the period's French Renaissance trend, will be used for receptions and social events.

Merida English Library closed as expansion project begins

After months of fundraising, the Merida English Library is ready to begin its expansion. Members will have to adjust.

For Rosas & Xocolate, Mexico’s highest honor

Rosas & Xocolate, the pink boutique hotel that drove a high-end trend on the Paseo de Montejo nearly 10 years ago, is getting a national honor today.

Historic bandshell in Parque de las Americas is showing its age

The bandshell in one of the city's most beloved parks may be due for a renovation.

Reluctant or missing property owners stall Centro renovations

More than 70 owners of historic buildings are still in the midst of the current phase of the city's façade rescue project, as others have refused or can not be included due to legal issues.

For restoring a historic home, Mérida plans to offer tax-free status

Restored homes in the historic district would be exempt from property taxes under a proposed stimulus plan. Yes, there's a catch.

Centro hotel’s facade crumbles onto sidewalk

A part the Hotel Las Monjas' facade crashed to the pavement during a remodeling job gone wrong.

Holiday doesn’t stop officials from halting Centro home remodel

Personnel from the Municipal Directorate of Urban Development, with support from municipal police, halted demolition work at a house on Calle 51.

A bolder welcome at Mérida’s airport arch

The "Bienvenidos" arch seems a little more hearty in its welcome these days.

Mercado update: Santiago market to include interior green space

An investment of 7.6 million pesos will improve efficiency at Santiago's and Chuburná de Hidalgo's markets. 

Centro ‘rescue’ project heads north, with larger budget for more properties

The second stage of the current effort to restore facades in the Centro Histórico is a quarter-way done, said the city's director of urban development, Aref Karam Espósitos.

Airport’s fading ‘Bienvenidos’ arch to be restored

The arch that is the city's first impression on many travelers is getting a much-needed restoration.

Facelifts for 228 more Centro facades in next 5 months

After a summer break, the second stage of the current downtown facade rescue program heads north toward Parque Santa Ana.

After delay by INAH, Hotel Mérida finally open for business

Redecorated and updated from pillar to post, the historic Hotel Mérida has re-opened after being boarded up for nine years.

Pasaje de la Revolución getting a facelift in time for Sept....

Work crews are busy restoring the Passage of the Revolution in time for celebrations in September, which is called the month of national holidays.