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San Simon Housing / Weber Arquitectos

San Simon Housing / Weber Arquitectos

© Diana Arnau © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo + 23

Housing  · 
Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects: Weber Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 42828.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019
  • Photographs Photographs: LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo, Diana Arnau
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Interceramic, Novaceramic, Porcelanite
  • Lead Architect

    Fernando Weber Buch
  • Design Team

    Javier F. Granados
  • Work

  • Clients

  • Collaborators

    Anina Schulte-Trux, Fernanda Martínez, Gerardo Velázquez, Francisco Rebollo // Weber Arquitectos
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© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo

Text description provided by the architects. This is a project of a multi-family housing building commissioned, promoted and built by Consorcio Ara. The proposal of Weber Architects seeks to prioritize the common areas and through its volumes, it divides the 14,000m2 land into three large courtyards. A central courtyard of around 4,000m2 with a set of benches and planters, a second one at the back that hosts the recreational area with sports courts, a playground and a park, and another one that divides the two white buildings.

© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
Type Plan
Type Plan
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo

The project plays with two colors, white volumes of eight levels that contrast with a four-level terracotta building in the form of an "L" that frames the courtyards. This hue change differentiates prisms, both in their scale and in their interior typologies, according to the square meters of the apartments. 

© Diana Arnau
© Diana Arnau
Section D
Section D
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo

The complex consisting of 531 homes is divided by white buildings that contain the largest apartments of 60 m2 and the terracotta that houses those of 55 m2. The white prism ends before reaching the street of Lerdo to offer a large roof garden, seeming to float over the terracotta volume, which brings a feeling of lightness.

© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo

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Address: San Simón Tolnahuac, 06920 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "San Simon Housing / Weber Arquitectos" [Viviendas San Simón / Weber Arquitectos] 16 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/926373/viviendas-san-simon-fernando-weber/> ISSN 0719-8884

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