Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - WindowsEdiciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Door, Brick, Facade, Arch, ColumnEdiciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Brick, Facade, Column, Arch, BeamEdiciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Windows, Facade+ 23

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  175
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Onnis Luque
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Comex, Top Enterprise, Zkava
  • Construction : Lucio Núñez
  • City : Mexico City
  • Country : Mexico
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Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Windows, Facade
© Onnis Luque

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in a protected historical area of the ancient settlement of Tacubaya, this building is the head office of Ediciones Tecolote, a publishing house specializing in children’s story and art books.

Floor Plan

During the restoration, all the ceilings, floors and features that had been added through the years were demolished, retaining only the original walls. The rooms were adapted to the needs of the publishing house, respecting the existing walls as much as possible.

Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Shelving, Chair, Beam
© Onnis Luque

Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - WindowsEdiciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Table, Chair, Deck, Garden, Patio, CourtyardEdiciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - BeamEdiciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Door, Facade, Windows, Arch+ 23

Using traditional building techniques, the ceilings were reconstructed with wooden beams and boards and the hollow wooden floors were also reconstructed in such a way as to utilize the space beneath for storage. In order to create more light in the originally dark interiors, new aerial light openings were included. A nostalgic feature was added when the walls were scraped down to reveal patches of the original painting.

Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Table, Chair, Deck, Garden, Patio, Courtyard
© Onnis Luque

The house is built round an internal patio where a Jacaranda tree was planted to give life and provide shade to the entire building.  In the middle of one of the old rooms, without disturbing the original structure, there is an elevator shaft leading to the top of the roof.  Here, the roof becomes a terrace where a pergola provides shade to an outdoor dining area.

Floor Plan

The exterior walls were repaired, retaining the number of windows, surrounds and decorative features found in the typical houses of the period.  Its simplicity and sobriety add harmony to the national heritage environment of the neighborhood.

Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto - Facade, Windows, Garden
© Onnis Luque

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Address:San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

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Cite: "Ediciones Tecolote / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto" 28 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774335/ediciones-tecolote-andres-stebelski-arquitecto> ISSN 0719-8884
© Onnis Luque

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