Project Name: Edificio Turin
Firm Location: Mexico
Completion year: 2018
Gross Built up Area: 775 m2
Project Location: Mexico City , Mexico
Photo Credits: Camila Cossio
(Text as submitted by Architect)
The project consists of four apartments, one per floor, each one having Its own unique typology. At first the irregular shape of the plot seemed like an obstacle to creating a layout with habitable spaces, but we managed to use the odd shape to our favor by dividing each floor plan into two offset strips bound by the vertical circulation core.
This gesture allowed us to give the common areas of the apartments privileged views of the street while keeping the private areas on the inside, confined by two opposing courtyards that serve for natural lighting and ventilation.
The vertical and the horizontal circulations play an important role in the design, helping to separate public and private areas inside the apartments, and also creating efficient access to each unit from the street while minimizing futile space.
Another great challenge that we had to tackle was the small and constrained nature of the plot.
In order to achieve high quality spaces and an efficient construction process, every square centimeter had to be thought of with those considerations.
This project means a lot to our office because it adds to the larger renovation of the city fabric through a subtle integration into a particularly historically-rich area.