Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral

Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral

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Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Exterior Photography, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. In the Roma district of Mexico City, four residential apartments rise up next to an ancient jacaranda tree. Steel planters run along with a series of balconies that disappear between sturdy branches of purple flowers and hanging jasmine.

Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Interior Photography, Dining room, Chair
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Plan
Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Interior Photography, Door
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A core system of vertical circulation divides the communal areas from the private ones. The middle of the building is connected by a stairwell. The pinewood steps are bathed in pale sunlight that streams in from a near window and transitions to a warm gold.

Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Interior Photography
© Onnis Luque
Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Exterior Photography
© Onnis Luque

To the south, a curtain of bamboo sweeps across the width of the back garden protecting views from outside gazes and filtering the intense light through its translucent leaves that emulate the sound of rain when the wind circles through them.

Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Interior Photography, Dining room, Chair
© Onnis Luque
Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Interior Photography, Dining room, Chair
© Onnis Luque

Wooden floor-to-ceiling shelving and paneled walls create privacy for the more intimate areas of the apartment whilst still maintaining an open planned layout in the communal area where the kitchen, dining room, and living room coexist without obstructions.

Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Interior Photography, Stairs
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Section
Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Exterior Photography
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A fundamental part of the design concept is the roof gardens that are well-protected hubs for biodiversity.  We consider the inhabitation of other organisms inherent and fundamental in our dense and complex cities.

Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral - Exterior Photography
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Address:C. U. Benito Juárez, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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Cite: "Chiapas 168 Building / Vertebral" [Edificio chiapas 168 / Vertebral] 02 Aug 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/965835/chiapas-168-building-vertebral> ISSN 0719-8884
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