Architects: Ambrosi I Etchegaray
- Year : 2012
Manufacturers : Grupo JOBEN
- Collaborators : Gabriel Ortiz, Rubén Oliveros, Miguel Montor
- Client : Grupo Desarrollador FG2. Arq. Fernando Guevara
- City : Mexico City
- Country : Mexico
The commission was to design a building for 8 dwellings on the corner of Alfonso Reyes Avenue and Saltillo Street, in Colonia Condesa. The project approach separates the building from the long boundary, in order to design the corner with a single gesture 17 meters high, where the resulting volume is expressed through its structural rhythm in counterpoint to the openings and balconies on the facade.
The structure is comprised of concrete rigid frames attached to walls of hollow concrete block, which provide additional rigidity to the structure. In the transverse direction, the building is divided into two structural bays, the first (towards the long boundary) functions as a rigid services core, circulation, and kitchens, and the second (towards the street) functions as a light bay of lightened slabs, wooden lofts and light walls.
The composition of openings is posed as the lack of a rigid wall, instead of a hole in the facade. Inside the building, eight dwellings are designed combining typologies of one and two levels. Vertical circulations are attached to the volume at the separation with the adjoining one, making this alley the access to the homes.