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  7. Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos

Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos

  • 00:00 - 7 August, 2014
Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos
© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Area

    38450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • 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
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© Jorge Taboada
© 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
Loft First Floor

Lobby Floor Elevation Room Plan Roof Plan + 30

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.

© Jorge Taboada
© 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.

Section
Section

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.

© Jorge Taboada
© 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.

© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos" 07 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/528749/magma-towers-glr-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884