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  7. Reforma 27 / Alberto Kalach

Reforma 27 / Alberto Kalach

  • 00:00 - 7 October, 2012
Reforma 27 / Alberto Kalach
Reforma 27 / Alberto Kalach, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani + 17

  • Architects

  • 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 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Cite: "Reforma 27 / Alberto Kalach" 07 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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Reforma 27住宅 / Alberto Kalach

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