BROISSIN
BROISSIN

BROISSIN

Broissin has had ample opportunity to put some of his ideas to the test and has worked on a variety of retail showrooms, custom residences, a high-concept nightclub, and a prize-winning cultural center for Mexico City's La Salle University. While being mindful of budget constraints and client and end-user needs, Broissin avoids following any established design principle. "The moment you follow one," he says, "you have lost the opportunity to work with fresh ideas." Another way Broissin stays fresh is by entering competitions, including a scheme for the Estonian National Museum, done in collaboration with Federico Soriano’s Madrid firm, S&Aa; a modular, multifamily dwelling in Gdansk, Poland; and, most recently, a residential tower for the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Since the disbanding of Grupo BH earlier this year, Broissin has kept the momentum going as BROISSINarchitects and is currently working on a number of projects, including a private residence overlooking the mountains in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and a 20-room boutique hotel in Morelos, Mexico, which he will shroud in a woven fiberglass sunscreen to reduce solar heat gain. To date, all the architect's work has been in Mexico, and while he wouldn't be opposed to taking his practice onto the international stage, he likes staying local. "This is the place of my birth, and I want to bring something new to architecture in my country," says Broissin, who maintains that a tradition of mediocre architecture has taken hold south of the border over the past several decades. For Broissin, working here presents an opportunity: "It's a challenge for my team to break some of these architectural traditions, to do something to inspire new generations of architects in Mexico."