Archivo is a space in Mexico City dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and rethinking design and architecture. You can view more than 1,500 objects ranging from everyday Mexican design to International classics, showcasing the best of Mexican design, books and textiles.

Throughout the year Archivo offer exhibitions, talks, workshops, screenings and other activities with a library specializing in design and architecture with over 3,000 volumes.

Archivo occupies a modernist house designed in 1952 by the architect and painter Arturo Chavez Paz. The garden, designed by noted architect Luis Barragan, is a small urban oasis where one can enjoy a coffee, reflect and relax. I adore sitting in this stunning garden and just taking in all that Mexico City has to offer.

The admission is free and Archivo is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm. Archivo is right next door to Luis Barragan’s own residence which is now a Museum. A great space to visit to really get a sense of Mexico design, from past to present.