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the materialist
Frida Escobedo
Architect
When Frida Escobedo was about 7 years
old, her father giſt ed her a dollhouse, whose
miniature features she found fascinating. " I
loved the idea of making small universes, "
the Mexico City-based architect recalls.
" That was the fi rst time I realized that,
rather than just play, this could become
reality. " The family also frequented the
Mexican capital's many museums. On one
weekend outing, Escobedo saw her fi rst
architectural exhibition, which featured the
work of Emilio Ambasz. His bold geometric
designs and garden-covered façades had
a lasting impact. " He had this almost
surrealist approach to architecture; it was
very experimental, " she says. " I thought it
was fantastic. "
Unsure of her path, Escobedo enrolled
in architecture studies at the Universidad
Iberoamericana in 1998 to give herself
a solid foundation. By her fi rst week, it
clicked: This was what she loved to do. Aſt er
school, Escobedo fi rst worked on home
renovations with her then-boyfriend, but
in 2006, she struck out on her own. One of
her fi rst big commissions was to renovate
the Boca Chica, a 1950s-era beachfront
hotel in Acapulco. In collaboration with
designer José Rojas, the team kept the
original brickwork and terrazzo fl oors while
accenting the space with brightly colored
furniture and neon paint.
Escobedo's fi rst solo project soon
followed. Chosen by a panel of architects
over four other candidates, her site-specifi c
design at the Museo Experimental El Eco in
Mexico City features gray concrete blocks
sprawled across a courtyard, with a yellow
wall jutt ing into the sky. Visitors can move
and play with the blocks, while the museum
staff can rearrange them during events.
" There was certainly a practical purpose, but
it was telling a diff erent kind of story, " she
says, noting that the project informed her

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contents
from the editor
sketchbook
project breakdown: biodome
Interview: collaborations
interview: on our radar
interview: influential people
hd expo preview
from the show director
conference highlights
products
profile: emerging designers
hardware
casegoods
lighting
change agents
the new icons: william harris, kristina o'neal, adam farmerie, + greg bradshaw
the big thinkers: piero lissoni + steafano giussani
the curators: carrie + alex vik 
the investor: kendra plummer
the design advocate: michael k. chen
the storyteller: lukas rungger 
the hotelitarian: euan mcglashan
the inventors: v. mitch mcewen + amina blacksher
the disruptor: charlie macgregor 
the materialist: frida escobedo
the natural leader: bill walshe
the humanist: jeremy bull
the rebel designer: paula scher
the empathetic hotelier: phil hospod 
ad index
back space: markus schreyer
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - Interview: collaborations
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - interview: on our radar
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - interview: influential people
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - hd expo preview
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - from the show director
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - conference highlights
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - profile: emerging designers
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - hardware
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - lighting
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - change agents
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the new icons: william harris, kristina o'neal, adam farmerie, + greg bradshaw
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the big thinkers: piero lissoni + steafano giussani
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 97
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the curators: carrie + alex vik 
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 100
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the investor: kendra plummer
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the design advocate: michael k. chen
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 105
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the storyteller: lukas rungger 
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the hotelitarian: euan mcglashan
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the inventors: v. mitch mcewen + amina blacksher
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 113
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the disruptor: charlie macgregor 
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 115
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the materialist: frida escobedo
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 117
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the natural leader: bill walshe
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 119
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the humanist: jeremy bull
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 121
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the rebel designer: paula scher
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 123
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the empathetic hotelier: phil hospod 
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - ad index
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - back space: markus schreyer
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