Cárpatos 711

This elementary 7 x 31-meter volume has undergone a number of volumetric movements until reaching its final configuration. Its external appearance as a simple box contrasts with the interior, which is the result of subtractions that have shaped both the floor plan and the section.

The regular modulation of the overall structure contrasts with the organic, internal spaces. As a result, a series of intermediate spaces emerges between the interior rooms and the perimeter with different degrees of openness, courtyards, colonnaded areas, terraces, and double-height interior spaces that enhance the residents’ experience.

The entire perimeter is glazed, increasing the sense of spaciousness, directly reinforcing the connection with the exterior. Despite the module’s rigidity, determined by the glass partitions and the structure’s rhythm, the spaces still boast different morphologies and ways of relating to the exterior. The element of surprise is therefore key when exploring the spaces and discovering the variations between the rooms, thanks to the intriguing interplay between the interior and exterior.

 

Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, 2016

696 sqm

Río Sena 43

Sena 43 es un edificio residencial de 19 departamentos con superficies desde 81 hasta 156 metros cuadrados distribuidos en 5 niveles.

Sena 43 se ubica en la colonia Cuauhtémoc, una de las Colonias con mayor conectividad ya que colinda con las avenidas Circuito Interior, Paseo de la Reforma e Insurgentes y diversas estaciones de transporte público.

La Colonia Cuauhtémoc constituye un punto importante dentro del corredor turístico Reforma – Centro Histórico el cual presenta una gran oferta cultural y comercial entre museos, galerías, teatros, restaurantes, hoteles, etc.

El edificio integra en su diseño una caseta de vigilancia 24 horas, cajones de estacionamiento, áreas verdes y roof garden común. También cuenta con diferentes áreas exteriores privadas para algunos departamentos.

Plan Reserva El Torón

This project is located on the coast of Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s richest states in terms of culture and tradition. The design introduced traditional elements not as “craft objects” but as architectural elements based on their function and practical use.

The master plan for the reserve has identified a particularly beautiful site, with lush and changing vegetation in an area boasting a rugged and unique topography. This situation ensures that each element of the project becomes an independent unit emerging from the reserve. The reserve is car-free and circulation around the complex will use the same paths used during the construction. The design strategy prioritizes respect for the existing site and making a minimum environmental impact. The aim of creating outstanding architecture that aspires to go unnoticed produces an ambiguous relationship between the natural and the man-made elements within a continuous panorama of unspoilt natural spaces.

 

Mazunte, Oaxaca, 2014

57,500 sqm

Photographs: Ignacio Urquiza Seoane