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Francisco Ramírez 43 / Alter Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 12 March, 2014
Francisco Ramírez 43 / Alter Arquitectura
© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gral. F. Ramírez 43, Daniel Garza, Miguel Hidalgo, 11840 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Carral
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque © Luis Gordoa © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 27

  • Collaborators

    Jesús Agis
  • Construction

    Juan Pablo Valdés
  • Structure

    Grupo SAI. Ing. Gerson Huerta García
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

15-unit apartment building with 48sqm per unit.  Entrance and parking in lower floor and 5 levels with 3 units in each floor. Concrete structure with same dimensions in the whole building.


The apartments have one big common area with a higher ceiling height in the “public zone”, using the maximum space allowed between floors by law, 3.60 mts.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

The apartments have a change of height between the concrete slab and the floor, making a difference between both spaces, playing with the heights helps to improve the perception of the spaces and accentuating the public zone from the private zone.

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

The building is inspired in the popular architecture from the 40’s and 50’s of the Escandon, la Juárez y la Cuauhtémoc neighborhoods, where most of housing buildings remain “anonymous” and where built with a very durable and similar construction, giving character to these areas; apart from highlighting the context, they put together a city  profile responding well to the relationship  between street and building and the materials with which they were built.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

This project covers a none exploded real-estate market in Mexico City, it responds to a peculiar use of land with no restrictions of minimum size in housing, where well known suburbs with high density such as Condesa, Polanco, Cuauhtémoc and Roma doesn’t have.

This building has apparent materials in the inside and outside, with a typical clay tiles covering the exterior walls from de façade, making an interesting composition between the glassed windows and the concrete structure. In the inside, the walls are made with precast concrete blocks painted in white, making allusion to the exterior.

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Cite: "Francisco Ramírez 43 / Alter Arquitectura " 12 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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