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FORMAtaller and Departamento de arquitectura develop Suites Union project. It is a long-term temporary-stay building located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The sun is an important factor because it hits directly to the front and back facades. In order to reduce the solar incidence, a lattice membrane was used to cover most parts of the building. The main shape of the building is like a horseshoe. Then an important mass in the shape of an L rises up leaving a series of semi-open bridges in the rest of the extension. This is an open courtyard in the center of the building. That can be seen from some of the rooms and the staircase that circulates between the first, second, and third levels. It has twelve housing units with different morphologies to offer a wide range of functional possibilities to different users. View more View full description
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