Alberto Kalach

Alberto Kalach is a Mexican architect renowned for designing the Biblioteca Vasconcelos in the downtown area of Mexico City. The project integrated the public library with a botanical garden. A 250-meter steel, concrete and glass structure surrounded by greenery and water.

Alberto Kalach studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and later at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In 1981 he and Daniel Álvarez founded the firm Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX), which Kalach continues to lead. A primary focus of the firm is on urban planning challenges of Mexico City, which led to his developing a think-tank of leaders focused on “México: Future City”.  Kalach has realized several milestone projects, some of them together with notable colleagues like Teodoro González de León, Gustavo Lipkau and Jose Castillo. His prestigious lake concepts are significant to solving existing water supply problems in Mexico City. He has published several articles in national and international magazines of architecture and participates in the project “Recovering the City of Lakes”.                                                                                    

Alberto Kalach is known for his uncompromising approach to the issues of ecology and landscape.  His projects range from minimal $5,000 houses to social housing developments, from verdant gardens to elegant towers, and from inventive airports to inspirational urban master plans.  

At OPUS Kalach will be exhibiting an outdoor sculptural furniture piece called 'The Sphere' as a preview to a collection he will be releasing later in the year.