Rivera and Kahlo House


The studio-house of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were designed by Juan O’Gorman and built in San Angel Inn in Mexico City.

The house is strictly related to the artist couple: two smooth concrete blocks that are independent of one another yet linked by a narrow bridge connecting their rooftops. The red block represents Diego and the blue block represents Frida, while the bridge connecting the two symbolizes the bond of love between them. The house is a romantic, colourful machine à habiter.

Point Supreme was asked by Sanrocco magazine to produce an interpretative model of the house for their collection of “objects of wisdom”, exchibited in 'Collaborations', at this year’s 13th Venice Architecture Biennale. Other participants include :

2A+P/A, 51N4E, Riccardo Antoniazzi, Atelier Kempe Thill, l'AUC, baukuh, Andrea Branzi, Giulia Bruno, Alice Cattaneo, Mario Cutuli, Alessandra Dal Mos, Krijn De Koning, Mario De Renzi, DOGMA, Ambra Fabi, FMAU, Marco Galofaro, Maki Gherzi, Nicola Gotti, Giorgio Grassi, GRAU, Stefano Graziani, Groupe 3 architectes, George Heintz, Anne Holtrop, Gustav Karlsson, Leon Krier, Kuehn Malvezzi, Ian+, Johanna Irander, Gustaf Karlsson, Adalberto Libera, Armin Linke, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten, Ma0, Walter Mair Fotograf, Johnston Marklee, MARC, Amedeo Martegani, Gabriele Mastrigli, Morphosis, Matt Mullican, Lucio Muniain, Sophie Nys, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, OMA, Pietro Pezzani, Daniele Pisani, Point Supreme, Bas Princen, PRODUCTORA, Aldo Rossi, Anri Sala, Salottobuono, Superstudio, Volker Sayn, Valter Scelsi/Sp10, Giovanna Silva, James Stirling, Milica Topalovic, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Giuseppe Vaccaro, Ioanna Volaki, Lawrence Weiner and YellowOffice.

team: Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou, Konstantinos Tzioras, Alexis Tsakalakis Karkas, Xrisa Golemi, Sandrine Iratcabal
year: 2012