Carlos Mijares Bracho

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Carlos Mijares Bracho
Born (1930-04-26)April 26, 1930
Mexico City, Mexico
Died March 19, 2015(2015-03-19) (aged 84)
Nationality Mexican
Alma mater Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Occupation Architect
Awards UNAM award of architecture and design, 2001,
Premio Gallo, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1999[1]

Carlos G. Mijares Bracho (April 26, 1930 – March 19, 2015) was a Mexican architect and founder of the "grupo Menhir".[2]

Mijares studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) from 1948 to 1952. After 1954 he lectured in architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA). He was considered to have been a master of brick wall work.[3] His works include religious, industrial and residential architecture. An influence of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto is quite distinctive in several of his works. Later he taught at the UNAM.[4] He was a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA).

Mijares Bracho died on March 19, 2015, aged 84.[5]

Selected works[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • SantaMaria, R. and S. Palleroni, "La Obra de Carlos Mijares: Tiempo y otra Construcciones" (Escala, Bogota, Seville, 1989, 1991, 2000). 202 pp

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Premio Gallo de Arquitectura para Rodolfo Barragán (Spanish)
  2. ^ grupo Menhir Archived June 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish), Espacios de Creación, 2004.
  3. ^ Carlos González Lobo: „un maestro del uso sabio del ladrillo“
  4. ^ Instituto Nacionales de Bellas Artes (CONACULTA): Arquitectura-Contrastes - Creación y enseñanza. Dos arquitectos universitarios: Ortiz Monasterio y Mijares Bracho. Archived October 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish).
  5. ^ Fallece el arquitecto mexicano Carlos Mijares Bracho (Spanish)
  6. ^ Mijares Bracho Carlos, Sistema de Información Cultural.