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Canelos 59 Building / Garduño Arquitectos

  • 00:00 - 18 June, 2010
Canelos 59 Building / Garduño Arquitectos
Canelos 59 Building / Garduño Arquitectos, © Sófocles Hernández
© Sófocles Hernández

© Sófocles Hernández © Sófocles Hernández © Sófocles Hernández © Sófocles Hernández + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bosque de las Lomas, Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Architect

    Juan Garduño / Garduño Arquitectos
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Guzmán, Ernesto Flores, Daniel Banda, Athos Sajid
  • Client

    BICYQ Construcciones
  • Builder

    BICYQ Construcciones
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Text description provided by the architects. The property destined for this building is adjacent to two large buildings in a ravine, adding an element of complexity that we solved by creating six vertical homes, using only 50% of the area and leaving a large green area.

© Sófocles Hernández
© Sófocles Hernández

Conceptually, the tracing of the architectural plans started with a semicircular ventilation patio that coincides with the adjacent building’s patio so as to take share and take advantage of the light. The central volume was rotated 45 degrees from the center of the circle and, as a consequence, the space that houses the imposing 6-meter high room was liberated. This allows us to have three transparent facades with carefully placed panels that block the view from the adjacent areas while instilling a sense of freedom and luminosity inside.

© Sófocles Hernández
© Sófocles Hernández

The main objective of this program was to give every space a view of the green area without visual interference from the immediately adjacent buildings. With this design in mind, we built a façade which, when unfolded, generates twice as much front and is shared by practically all living areas.

© Sófocles Hernández
© Sófocles Hernández

We used raw concrete, in its natural state of traditional formwork, as the main material and we left imperfections as a design quality. In the main façade we generated a sober pictorial image, using panels that light up when the area is turned on. Behind green tinted glass there is a gym and its complementary areas.

© Sófocles Hernández
© Sófocles Hernández

The living unit spreads out in 400 square meters distributed in 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, living room, dining room and services. It works as a typical house in the area; however, we built three terraces per unit to directly enjoy the privileged views.

© Sófocles Hernández
© Sófocles Hernández

The result was a building that is defined by breaking free from rectangular prejudices or finishing touches, integrated into the green area in a style that cannot be confined within any specific period.

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Cite: "Canelos 59 Building / Garduño Arquitectos" 18 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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