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 Mexico City called México Ciudad Futura (Return to the city of Lakes), that embraces the city as a whole, studied through its Geography.
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The TAX team approach to ecologically sensitive design is holistic and fully integrated into every aspect of our practices. We do not view sustainability just as a technological development nor do we see it as a mere application of a set of prescribed rules to an independently developed design. We rather see it as an integral part of the design thought process, present in every action and decision from the very incipient stages of a project to the post occupancy feedback.
Any successful green design is always the result of a very involved collaborative process. We work with our project partners – scientists and researchers, consultants, contractors, developers and clients – to find innovative and advanced solutions to increase the energy efficiency of the projects. As we continuously seek to educate ourselves in the most current sustainability advances in science, technology and legislation, we strive to educate our clients and different other stakeholders as well. It is our strong belief that wider community engagement and citizen involvement is essential to promoting and advancing the green agenda.
Our offices also applies the same principles of sustainability in the way we operate and organize ourselves, from encouraging the use of “clean” means of transportation, recycling and reducing paper consumption, to the way we use technology to streamline communication and the transfer of knowledge inside and outside the office