Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos

Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos
Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos - Windows, Lighting, Cityscape, Facade
© Jorge Taboada

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  • Architects: GLR Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  38450
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Jorge Taboada
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Duchateau, Hunter Douglas, Porcelanosa Grupo
  • Collaborators : Enrique Salas, Tomas Güereña, Cecilia Bautista, Gaudy Oyervides, Torsten Trumm, Lorena Sampedro, Cecilia Paredes, David Alatorre, Raúl Torres, Gabriela Gutiérrez, Oscar O´Farrill, Pamela Díaz de León, Federico Peralta, Tonatiuh Aguilar, Alexa Núñez
  • Landscape : Claudia Harari
  • Interiors : Héctor Esrawe
  • Perspectives : Arkimedia
  • Architect In Charge : Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • City : Monterrey
  • Country : Mexico
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Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos - Facade, Column
© Jorge Taboada

Text description provided by the architects. Project for a mixed use building located in the exclusive area of Valle Oriente, in Monterrey, Mexico.

A two storey commercial block facing Frida Kahlo Avenue, is complemented in the rear facade with a single level of speculative office space.

Loft First Floor

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On top of the large basement that these two elements represent and their respective underground parking area, raise two dark gray towers of monolithic appearance.

The space that stands between them at the lobby level contains most of the amenities, such as the swimming pool, bar, gym, green roof garden, as well as other common areas.

Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos - Windows
© Jorge Taboada

The great variety of housing configurations that the project demands, generates an image of great freedom in it’s composition, where double height lofts and penthouses coexist with standard one and two bedroom apartments, with or without balconies, in a wide variety of dimensions.


The different facades consist of a faceted geometry that creates a great dynamism in the shape of the building. At the same time, the substractions in the tower’s facades are generated in order to create balconies in a certain number of apartments.

Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos - Table, Lighting, Chair
© Jorge Taboada

The randomly designed windows give great rythm to the facade. However, it’s modulation has been considered to fit into the suspended facade system proposed for this project.

Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos - Windows, Facade
© Jorge Taboada

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Address:Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Cite: "Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos" 07 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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