About DAFdf

DAFDF was founded in 2009 by the mexican architect Gabriela Bojalil and the dutch architect Paul van der Voort. We have extensive experience working on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and in our partnership we combine North- and Latin-Amarican and European reference. The work of the office shows an innovative and diverse approach. We are accustomed to always respond rapidly and exactly to the clients demands, looking for original and effective design solutions that try to avoid fashion but instead explore the contemporary. We believe that design strategy and design technics are applicable in every type of scale, be it urban planning, architecture or interior design. Apart from form finding and image, design requires a more abstract level of working: Organizing required program in a given space with a certain expressiveness and cultural meaning, is a complex kind of labour that touches on almost all aspects of society and life. DAFDF believes to master that kind of work. DAFDF is used to collaborate in large scale projects, coordinate between parties and advice the client on programmatic issues. We work together with the best experts on cost calculation, market research, structural engineering, installations, landscape and vegetation, lightening and mobility.

Gabriela Bojalil Rébora

M. Arq. Gabriela Bojalil Rébora (México DF, México) studied at the Faculty of Architecture of UNAM, and made a master in design at Harvard GSD form which she graduated with honors. She worked in Mexico with Alberto Kalach, and in Rotterdam, Holland with MVRDV, West 8 Urban Design and Architecture, and with Office for Metropolitan Architecture - Rem  Koolhhhaas (OMA). She participated in prestigious project in Los Angeles, Beijing, Córdoba (Es), Riga and in México for the project of Bicentennial Tower, before returning to Mexico in 2009 to start her own practise.

Paul J.J. van der Voort

Arq. Paul J.J. van der Voort (Haarlem, Holland) graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft. After working in Berlin, Zurich and Amsterdam, he worked 4 years at KCAP in Rotterdam. In 1998 he is co-founder and partner of DaF-architecten, Rotterdam, and thus has been active designing and building a serious portfolio of projects in the Netherlands. In parallel, he has been architecture design teacher at Delft University, Tilburg Academy, and Willem de Kooning Art Academy in Rotterdam, before starting to work in Mexico in 2009.

In 2011 he was co-curator for the expo ¨Design Code, Amsterdam-Bruxelles¨, at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico, and was organizer, curator and designer for the expo “Waterworks” along with the Embassy of the Netherlands and Nuffic Neso, Mexico City (2012-2013). Paul is frequently asked to give presentations about architecture and urbanism in relation to watermanagement. 

Contributors since 2009

Estela Escudero Curiel / Guillermo Ramírez Olvera / Daniel González Cifuentes / Paulina de Luna Portillo / Jonathan Oliva Pshisva / Israel Reyes González / Laura Alvarado Vázquez / José Luis Hernández Martínez / Germán Casiano Rosas / Angel Rivero Moreno / Macarena Candela Cesar / Paul Chávez Zaragoza / Martin Calleja Guzmán / Pavel Rentería Madrid / Juan Pedro López Sepúlveda / María Fernanda Rébora / José Luis Hernández Rojas / Christian Fernando Batres / Marco Antonio Vergara Gil / Pamela Pino Juárez / Andrea Quiroz Bolívar / Lorena Herrera Fuchs / Adin Simeon Basoe  / Jose Rodolfo Rueda Alvarez / Daniel René Díaz Aguilar Ana Gabriela Mora Bernal