Doctor-G / FRENTE

  • 01:00 - 30 January, 2010
Doctor-G / FRENTE, © Paul Czitrom
© Paul Czitrom
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Juan Pablo Maza + Jorge Yazpik
  • Project Team

    Manuel Perez, Gabriela Morales, Arais Reyes, Verónica Espinosa
  • Contractor

    Grupo Modulo
  • Each Apartment Area

    51.5 m2
  • Area

    2195.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque © Paul Czitrom © Onnis Luque © Paul Czitrom +12

From the architect. The Main Feature of this low-income apartment building, located in a corner of a popular neighborhood of Mexico City, is giving its inhabitants a sense of security from its hostile environment.

© Paul Czitrom
© Paul Czitrom

A Waving Surface is created by placing red bricks in an un-typical manner, taking advantage of Mexico’s low cost labor. The orthogonal concrete grid emphasizes the subtle movement of the surface projecting irregular shadows over the walls.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

The L-formed Scheme of the plan solves the need of giving each one of the 29 apartments a view towards the street while creating an internal courtyard where all the entrances are arranged.

floor plan
floor plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Doctor-G / FRENTE" 30 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/47904/doctor-g-frente/>