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AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray
AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray - Facade, Courtyard
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Mexico City, Mexico
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AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray - Windows, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. The buildings in Condesa, Mexico City, have special regulations surrounding the preservation of architectural heritage because of the history of the neighborhood.

AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray - Windows, Garden, Courtyard
© Rory Gardiner

The commision ask to design  four living units  on a site where a registred house with a historic facade was to be preserved. This condition inspired us to rethink  life inside the old house and translate the schema into the new building.

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The project's intention was to create interior spaces mimicking the original patios while mantaining privacy of these spaces from the other apartments. These patios allowed each apartment to be naturally lit and ventilated. Garden beds where also incorporated at the limits between the interior and the patios in order to incorporate the landscape within the architecture.

AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray - Windows, Facade, Courtyard
© Rafael Gamo
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AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray - Chair, Facade, Windows, Courtyard
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This process helped us  understand how to treat a valued heritage with awarness and care and the result is an juxtaposition of memory and urban development. 

AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray - Shelving, Facade
© Rory Gardiner
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AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray - Windows
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Address:La Condesa, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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Cite: "AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray" 07 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800987/as-building-ambrosi-i-etchegaray> ISSN 0719-8884
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