This aim of this course is to introduce students to the artistic, social, political, economic, and historical complexities framing Mexico’s rich post-war architectural production; centered primarily on the role of the state, material and typological experimentations, and the transformation and “Mexicanization” of modern architecture. Through examples —some well-known and canonical, such as the houses of Luis Barragán, and others that are overlooked in traditional scholarship, including Carlos Lazo’s work for the SCOP— the narratives of architecture will show how those complexities articulated themselves in architecture, planning, and the publication, artistic, and decorative projects that supported them. While the class’ focus is on work produced in Mexico during the second half of the twentieth century, we will carefully look at precedents, debates, and works that influenced the rich architectural production including discussions on plastic integration, international stylistic cross-pollination (such as the effects of the (new) international style both in Europe and South America), and the influences of changing and defining political wills.