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Doctor-G / FRENTE

  • Architects: FRENTE
  • 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: Paul Czitrom, Onnis Luque, Juan Pablo Maza

© Onnis Luque © Paul Czitrom © Onnis Luque © Paul Czitrom

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
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