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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

SENS in Mexico City by ARCHETONIC

 
March 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ARCHETONIC

Natural light was the top design priority for SENS: it defined the façade design, and the floor –to – ceiling glazing, and from half way up light can enter the interiors, framing the majestic views on to the Popocatépetl, Iztaccihuatl, Santa Fe, Inter lomas and Paseo de la Reforma—views deserving pride of place.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC
  • Project: SENS
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno
  • Architectural Project: Jacobo Micha Mizrahi
  • Design: Ernesto RossellZanotelli, Alejandro Rabiela Salinas, Jaime Micha Balas
  • Build team: Moises Achar Amkie, Jack AmkieHarari, Rodolfo Rubio Ávila, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Díaz
  • Construction: Archetonic + Proarquitectura
  • Area: 371,354 sq ft.
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Built

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

The mutual privacy of the seres identical units is preserved with extruded aluminum fixtures at their ends she ltering them from being over looked by each other; these same features also offer interior intimacy for the apartments’ balconies.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

The green, comunal a reas give the complex a unique quality with in its context, and this informed our decision to raise the housing blocks by one storey  to make a ground floor connection between the exterior gardens and the covered public zones. This gives resident sane extraordinary space in which to gather together—other projects developed in this area of the city lack such open spaces, gardened areas and panoramic views.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

In terms of numbers, the 3 towers contain 180 residential units of varying sizes, ranging from 103 to 330 square meters, with a structurallay out that makes them fully flexible. Horizontally, each tower is divided in to 2 sections measuring 330 squaremeters, and each one has a total of 17 stories, including two parking levels.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

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