Gabriel Mancera Building / at103

Architects: at103 / Julio Amezcua + Francisco Pardo
Project Team: Tiberio Wallentin, Jorge Dominguez, Diana Vazquez
Location: City,
Project year: 2004
Construction year: 2005
Constructed Area: 1,400 sqm

Being charged by an architect client, on a 12.5 meters front by 25 meters long site 8 apartments are projected, 2 per floor arranged longitudinally and interrupted by three voids: a central one for services and two lateral ones for terraces that will be covered by climbing plants working as filter in-between public and private spaces.

Access to the building is through a pastel glossy pink painted Boolean in contrast with the black pigmented facade, poured in wooden boxes and modulated every 60×90 centimeters with random perforations that allow a 40% of visibility, light and ventilation. Each apartment has 2 to 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dinning room, 2 parking spaces, storage room and roof garden.

Cite: "Gabriel Mancera Building / at103" 12 Aug 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>