Text description provided by the architects. 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.
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.
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.