ROW Studio designed a new luxury apartment complex in a heavily wooded area in southern Mexico City. The buildings are placed around the existing trees and all facades are covered with plants to conceal the structures. This strategy gives the interiors “the sensation of living in the treetops”. Parking and service areas are located below the buildings to maximize the porosity of the soil and to avoid any visual obstruction on the ground level. There is a visual continuous garden, from the entry of the complex to the back of the site, as greenery flows from the ground level, up the facades of the buildings and into the surroundings. The ground level apartments are protected with a “land fold” of bushes for privacy which also screen their private patio. Wooden rooftop decks provide great areas for gatherings, meals, parties or to just simply enjoy garden views.
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Architects: ROW Studio – Álvaro Hernández Félix, Nadia Hernández Félix, Alfonso Maldonado Ochoa.
Use: Luxury Apartments Complex and Offices.
Client: Fundacion Acapulco
Architect of Record: INMOSUR SA de CV – Arch. Álvaro Hernández Cabada.
Location: Mexico City
Contributors: Alejandro Maldonado, Ana Mancera, Antonio Scheffler, Ildefonso Navarro, Gloria Maldonado, Patricia Suárez.
Project Date: August 2009