Michan Architecture

Michan Architecture


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Isaac Michan Daniel

Isaac Michan is an architect and educator, the founder of Michan Architecture based in Mexico City in 2010.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master of Science in Architecture from Pratt Institute. He has been a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana, the AA Visiting School in Mexico City and is currently a professor at Anahuac University. 

In 2020 he was awarded the League Prize for Young Architects + Designers by the Architectural League of New York. The DL1310 housing building designed in collaboration with Young & Ayata received the 2019 Progressive Architecture Award. 

His work ranges from temporary installations to commercial spaces and large-scale residential projects with a focus on traditional methods of construction and digital thinking.

Practice Ideology

Michan Architecture is a studio based in Mexico City founded in 2010. The practice operates as a laboratory of architecture, exploring new possibilities within the discipline. We see architecture as a flirtation towards the built environment; a question towards the norm, a speculation of what the future can be.  

We pursue architecture as a material practice, hybridizing local craft with digital and analog thinking. The work is a reaction to existing conditions and it strives to find a fine balance between the past and the use of technological tools. For us, this midpoint is where the work is able to speak with the past without copying while looking forward to new ways of form and tectonics.

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