Roma Norte, Ciudad de México

Vertebral is an architecture and landscaping studio founded in Mexico City in 2016. Being based in a city as busy and complex as Mexico City has influenced the practice, which is drawn to natural environments and open outdoor spaces. That attraction has led the firm to design gardens and to build around them, essentially bringing the forest into the city. Vertebral builds with materials procured locally where their projects are conducted, and they have learned to appreciate the effects of time and weather on a project's final appearance. Vertebral believes in the importance of craftsmanship, and in extending the application of design to the most minuscule aspects of a project.