DL1310 APARTMENTS
In collaboration with MAP/mx


Size: 1560 sqm

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Structure: Fair-faced reinforced  concrete
Type: Commission, Apartment Building
Team: Sina Özbudun, Isidoro Michan
Status: Under Construction-Completion: Winter 2018/19

 

The project is for a mid-market residential building in a southwest region of Mexico City. It is a 9 unit building with 1-2 bedroom apartments and parking in the basement. The building differentiates from similar developments in the vicinity in the way it is situated within the site as a stand alone object as opposed to bordering the plot on two sides. This requires a thinner but deeper building with apertures on all sides. The ambition of the project centers around an articulation of apertures which attempt to defamiliarize the notion of bay window as an inverted negative corner. A rectangular window is rotated out of plane of the building’s facade, resulting in two ruled surfaces and an additional trapezoidal window. This articulation in plan reorients the spaces of the units and develops oblique views to the narrow street in front as well as through the tight space between the plot boundary and the side facades. The project is a cast in place concrete construction as the main structure. As the windows rotate in, the slabs appear to pull in as the head and sill. This results in a facade that at one level is flat and at another is a bas-relief of smooth shadows.

 

 

 

 
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