Michan Architecture is a studio based in Mexico City founded in 2010. The practice operates as a laboratory of architecture, exploring new possibilities within the discipline. We see architecture as a flirtation towards the built environment; a question towards the norm, a speculation of what the future can be.  

The studio has been awarded by the Architectural League of New York with The League Prize for Young Architects + Designers 2020. In 2019 they were recipients of  Design Vanguard award from Architectural Record Magazine, which honors 10 emerging practices from around the world. "That are demonstrating inventive approaches to shaping the built environment." DL1310 Apartment Building designed in collaboration with Young & Ayata received the 2019 Progressive Architecture Award from Architect Magazine. AL aprtment received the American Architecture Prize in residential architecture 2017. In 2015 Z53 Social Housing won an Architizer Award, for Low cost housing. The work of the studio has been widely published and exhibit. 

The practice is led by Isaac Michan Daniel. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Iberoamericana with studies at RMIT and a Master of Science in Architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught design studios at Universidad Anahuac, Universidad Iberoamericana and the AA Visiting School in Mexico City.

We pursue architecture as a material practice, hybridizing local craft with digital and analogue thinking. The work is a reaction to existing conditions, it strives to find a fine balance for the familiar, yet at precise moments uncanny. For us this midpoint is where the work is able to speak with the past without copying the recipes, while looking forward for new ways to misbehave mater and tectonics.


Since 2010 the studio has received the valuable contribution of the following people: Narciso Martinez, Eduardo Lorenzana, Denise Peralta,  Arturo Lezama, Alan Eskildsen, Omar Acevedo, Ciria Garcia, Elizabeth Frias, Daniel Amkie, Tamara Cortez, Jorge Sanchez, Juan Alan Gonzales, Daniela Ruiz, Victor Lima, Ehecatl Cabrera, Roman Vicenteño, Sonja Cabrera, Poleth Luna, Jose Luis Ramos, Montserrat Garciacesar, Christian Morales.