Habita Hotel / TEN Arquitectos

Mexican architects BGP Arquitectura designed this stylish hotel in City. The glass skin acts as a buffer to the busy outside, while converting into a lamp during night. Cool pool on the roof top.

Location: Lamartine 201, Colonia Polanco,  México City, Mexico
Architects: TEN ArquitectosEnrique Norten, Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta
Team: Aarón Hernández, Sergio Nuñez, Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua, Hugo Sánchez, Claudia Marquina, Carlos López, Martine Paquin, Adriana Díaz, Rubén Garnica, Miguel Ríos
Area: 2,500 m2
Design: 1996-1998
Construction: 1998-2000
Photography: Luis Gordoa, Undine Pröhl, Jean Luc Laloux

More images after the break.

Cite: "Habita Hotel / TEN Arquitectos" 24 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=5582>

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    but it was designed for bernardo gomez almost totally when he was associated with norten. i think Bernardo is the creative man behind all norten`s projects.

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    the hotel is real no renderings, and yes Bernardo Gomez Pimienta is the creative mind behind TEN, hes gone solo and done some interesting stuff, but his time with Enrique was very good for modern Mexican architecture, now Enrique has been wining commissions in the US like crazy, definitely hotel habita is one of my favorites.

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    Hey Jesus, why do you think culture in general is so obsess with authorship. I mean, Does it really matter who is the creative man behind a project that took tens of people to achieve? Does that makes you gain more konwledge about architecture, about that building? I’m just saying…

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    hey paul,coz people is wrong saying the Habita it´s an enrique norten desing, just that….no more, an another topic, if you have a child, obviously, are you proud of him? or not?

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    vaya de verdad que este enorme cubo…refresca la zona…pues parece un enorme hielo….de día

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