- Collaborators:Leonardo Neve, Diego Vilatela, Jesús Quintana, Olivia Gil, Carolina Ojeda, Ángel Valerio, Andrés Miranda
Text description provided by the architects. Constitución 8 is a residential apartment building in the city of Puebla, Mexico, located in an area of high growth. It emerges as a real estate development for sale under the premise of making every single apartment unique. The project idea repels the typical plan from its conception under the principle of maximum adaptability, generating 10 different and expressive apartments.
The creation of individual spaces is achieved through the offset in both plan and section. The volumes of the apartments move freely in and out, up and down. The horizontal offsets generate wider spaces in the interiors of the apartments while at the upper level they generate terraces and balconies. The vertical offsets generate double heights in some areas and level changes in others. Making it a characteristic and dynamic project.
Another guiding idea for the project is to integrate it into the context by finding lighting and ventilation in all spaces, integrating interesting views of the city and the surrounding nature. Different areas of leisure and conviviality were generated. A common garden on the ground floor and a panoramic rooftop terrace, achieving to dominate the neighboring landscape.
The building keeps an industrial aesthetic inspired by the design trend of the Loft, achieving open spaces that respond to the contemporary way of living. Exposed materials such as glass, block and partitions were selected for warmth as well as low maintenance cost.
For the interior of the apartments, we designed individually all elements of carpentry (closets and kitchens), lighting (lights and exposed pipes) and fittings (handles and keys). Thus achieving an atmosphere of exclusivity, personalized and distinct.
Constitución 8 becomes a building with a bold and sophisticated design, where elements with a dominant character achieve pleasant spaces.