Project Name: Camilo Apartment
Practice: Taller David Dana
Firm Location: Mexico city, Mexico
Completion year: 2020
Gross Built up Area: 473 sqm
Project Location: Mexico city, Mexico
Photo Credits: Aldo C. GraciaMore Specs
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Camilo Apartment is a residential project where the selection of materials and furniture broadens the user’s perception, in which lighting is not a separate element, but implies the spirit of the space. The fundamental and discreet purity of the materials create a neutral atmosphere of dialogue between all its elements. Perceptible modern notes are created by a mixture of light and translucent elements, the play of these makes the continuity of the materials consistent and rhythmic, attributing elegance, comfort and functionality. When designing this apartment, the language of a contemporary, detailed and artisan architecture was retaken, which are attributes that compel each design decision that is made to model a space that is full of contextual identity and a language that is current in time.
The design starts from the adequate integration of a functional architectural program capable of creating amazement and emotion by perfectly materializing the concepts of fluidity, visual harmony and comfort. Outsetting the apartment to the surrounding views with wooded elements was an essential directive, as was the desire to concentrate the development of activities in an organized way.
The access introduces us into an elongated vestibule that leads us to the discovery of the spaces; the main area presents us with a dining room for fourteen diners with a design of radial hanging lamps followed by a grand piano that is aligned with a gaming table in the center of the site, and finally there is the living room that leads to a large panoramic window. To add the consistency to the space, natural materials were used, such as walnut wood beams that wrap the spaces into a rhythmic plan and accentuate the atmosphere. Generating a spatial transition with revolving doors that lead us to the family room and study, which houses a floor-to-ceiling bookcase along the side wall.
The selection of floors integrates gray basalt stone, oak engineered wood, carrara marble and porcelain. The lighting concept creates warmth and accentuates materiality through pendant lamps and LED strips.The terrace defines its own program based on a seating area around a firepit, a dining room and a barbecue; creating a space for contemplation and social interaction. The unique architecture of the private area configures an interior of great formal beauty in the bedrooms conceptualized in wood paneling contrasting with the purity of the white walls. Departamento Camilo results in elegance and quality of life, showing the aesthetic and functional possibilities of a space.