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Reforma 27 / Alberto Kalach

  • Architects: Alberto Kalach
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architect: Alberto Kalach
  • Design Team: Ignacio del Río, Bolívar Garrido, José Luis Reyes, Héctor Módica, Iván Ramírez, Susana Pantoja, Ana María Martínez, Patricia Galdos
  • Structural Engineering: DYS Diseño y Supervisión S.C. Ing. Raymundo López Blas
  • Area: 1794.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani

From the architect. The residential tower on Reforma 27 was designed in collaboration with ICA following the classic principles expressed five hundred years ago by Vitruvius; beauty, strength, and utility.

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

The structure, essential for any tower, is used as the expression of the building: it is the support, the container of the spaces and also the façade, which creates the thermal protection and the intimacy necessary for the apartments.

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

The open floorplans permit the distribution of different modular apartments measuring from 40 m2 to 240 m2. At street level, a tall commercial portico relates the tower to Paseo de la Reforma. Above, a tropical plant greenhouse and a pool with a striking underwater mural painted by Marco Kalach, relate it to the city and its volcanoes.

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