Sky Condos / DCPP Arquitectos

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Located in a privileged area in the city of with views towards the golf course, DCPP Arquitectos sought to create an icon for the future in their design for a new luxury housing concept in Latin America. They do so by combining the idea of incorporating the exterior space to the interior life of the apartments and creating a new relation between public and private areas. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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We wanted to get away from the traditional tower; instead of piling up a series of identical apartments, we created three types that adjust to different necessities; each one with a clear individuality using the privative exterior spaces as our main core. We believe that an apartment shouldn’t lack exterior spaces; this is why our main space in each apartment is the exterior public area which contains the pool and a series of terraces that bring dynamism to the whole tower. These terraces fill the apartment with natural light and create a game of lights and shadows.

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The 20 floor tower has a facade that is mainly transparent allowing the integration of the building to the exterior; generating crossed ventilation and natural lighting in all the spaces without sacrificing the privacy inside the apartments. The floor plan is open looking for a transparency all along the plot and generating the sensation that the apartments are suspended.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Sky Condos / DCPP Arquitectos" 19 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=235364>