Alfonso Ramírez Ponce
E 21, M XII Educación, Coyoacán 04400 México, D. F.

N2008-RamirezAdministrative Center, Jalapa, Veracruz. Arch. Alfonso Ramírez Ponce, designer and builder. Main atrium: a circle inscribed in a square    

Architecture and music and other disciplines, have their objectives and goals, and the respective means or ways to reach them. Mathematics and geometry are some of the essential means that permits architecture goes beyond reason to the land of emotion.

Wherever a thought can go back,
there is hope for tradition
Derek Walcott

About the author
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has a Master's in Architecture, and is a designer, builder, professor, writer and lecturer. He lives in Mexico City and teaches in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His specialization is the use of the "leaning brick" technique to build economical vaults and domes, following the traditional technique with innovations in the shapes coverings, an argument he presented at Nexus 2004 in Mexico City.

The correct citation for this paper is:
Alfonso Ramírez Ponce, "Poetic, Musical and Architectural Regionalism", pp. 129-138 in Nexus VII: Architecture and Mathematics, ed. Kim Williams, Turin: Kim Williams Books, 2008.