Hello, we are Cafeína Design.
International architecture firm in Mexico
We create and transform authentic and inclusive spaces through a multidisciplinary, humane, innovative and positive approach with its environment.
Founded by Leonardo Neve, Cafeína Design emerged in 2008 in the Sierra de Puebla, with the aim of arouse intense sensations through sustainable projects, positive with their environment and catalysts of opportunities for communities in situations of inequality.
How we work.
Design and advisory
Constant experimentation that seeks to optimize the user experience with purposeful ideas, aware of reality and their contexts. The High performance, and Local innovation Model seeks the expressiveness of the elements through local solutions, which consider the availability of materials and innovate through constant experimentation, working with materials from the site, achieving highly expressive results.
We know that built projects have a strong impact on the communities, which is why we propose our Cafeína Design's Sustainability Model from the creation of the projects, which is based on the sustainable development model that implies a multidisciplinary scope covering Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal.
We are aware of the creative power of the user as the protagonist of the space, where the user has a role as important as that of the architectural firm in architectural production; Said user will create new spaces through his experience, giving them different meanings from the one proposed by the designer. In this way, we are co-authors of the space together with its users, whom we encourage to express their own motivations.
Cafeína Design's Sustainability Model
A comprehensive approach that serves as a guide for each project,
from an environmental, social and economic perspective.
We implement the BIM methodology in our projects
BIM (Building Information Modeling)
Methodology of creating and managing a digital model and its databases for process improvement.
The traditional 2D methodology does not have enough information that relates the plans with the budgets and with work schedules. It can present inconveniences such as misinterpretation of plans, inconsistencies, duplicate work, delays and even increased costs.
Awards and News.
Our work has been recognized for its quality and innovation in architectural design.
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
- Leonardo Neve, founding partner of Cafeina Design, where he has developed during the last 10 years in charge of more than 100 projects devoted to the promotion of human, innovative and positive architecture. His work has been recognized for its quality as part of the “Best International Houses Design” exhibition at the XVIIVenice Architecture Biennale, and awarded with America’s Property Awards (Toronto, 2017), The Architecture Biennial of Puebla (2018 & 2016), as well as the Top 100 Projects of Arch daily in 2016, among others.
- He studied Architecture at the “Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, and the master in Project Management at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla. He has also been an invited professor for the design workshop in both universities.
- Additionally, he has been part of the Visiting School program of the Architectural Association in London, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Mumbai. He is a member of the Architecture Association of Puebla (Colegio de Arquitectos), and member of the National Academy of Architecture of Mexico as well as an International Member of the American Institute of Architects (IAIA). Additionally, he is certified by NYU University in Real Estate Development.
- He is currently the Principal of Cafeina Design Architecture firm, with offices in Puebla, Mexico and New York.
TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE PROJECT COORDINATOR
CREATIVE DESIGN COORDINATOR
CREATIVE DESIGN LEADER
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GRAPHIC DESIGN LEADER
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