Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos

Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos

Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Interior Photography, WoodVibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, HandrailVibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, FacadeVibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, FacadeVibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - More Images+ 24

Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects: COOP Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1275
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Jaime Navarro
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Sika, CEMPOSA, Cemex, Dica, Mezcla Brava, Vitromex
  • Lead Architects : Mar Tomás, Óscar Sangines
  • City : Mexico City
  • Country : Mexico
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Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Jaime Navarro

Text description provided by the architects. VIBE is a development with 12 apartments of 65 and 80 m2, located in a popular neighbourhood in the centre of Mexico City. It is a low-cost multi-family building, which has not been an obstacle to generating quality spaces. We have always believed that architecture can function as a form of support, which is even more necessary where the budget is low.

Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, Handrail
© Jaime Navarro
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Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, Concrete, Handrail
© Jaime Navarro

Honesty in the use of materials, a good understanding of the structural system and interior distribution were the keys to developing the project. We used concrete and wood as the main materials to experiment with finishes that reveal the structural walls inside the apartments. In this way, VIBE is structured through four axes that cross the lot longitudinally, dividing the strips of use ending in the facade, with the rhythm reflecting the construction system - concrete walls with prefabricated Mexican patent elements.

Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, Handrail
© Jaime Navarro
Floor Plan Prototype
Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Wood
© Jaime Navarro

The savings achieved are invested in opening the spaces of each apartment to the exterior and providing them with terraces. The terrace, the living-dining room and the kitchen merge into a single space that enjoys a much higher level of lighting and ventilation than expected and gives spaciousness to the apartments with rather reduced initial dimensions. It should be noted that VIBE was a project where we were able to execute —for the first time— both the design and the construction of the project, allowing us to take the project to its ultimate consequences, from our passion for taking care of every last architectural detail to demonstrating that good architecture does not depend on a large budget.

Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Wood, Beam
© Jaime Navarro

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Address:Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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Cite: "Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos" [Edificio Vibe / COOP Arquitectos] 30 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/936429/vibe-building-coop-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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