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.
RODIN 33 in Napoles, Mexico by HAUSM2
September 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: HAUSM2
The apartment building is located in a narrow site dimensions (7.8m wide by 28m long) on Rodin 33 street, this conditions demands an accurate lecture of the architectural program. to optimize the interior space we decided to look forward for a structural sistem that allow us to enjoy the open space.
The living room and dinner room are clearly conected to the exterior terraces taking the widest side of the site 7.8 meters. One apartment is located by floor, allowing to the user take an interesting view of the Mexico city skyline.
The facade is molded by a 20 square meters terrace that is contained by a concrete frame structure, this semiopen terrace allows to the user transform the space in an hybrid condition between interior and exterior space. in this way the habitant can increase or decrease the interior space by the displacement of the glass facade.
To provide natural lighting for each living space of the building we decided to create an interior 6 meters patio, this void divides the public and privative areas.
Two lateral walls of reinforced concrete are combined together with 10 foundation piles 18 meters deep to support the entire structure of the building. Transversely a series of reinforced concrete beams running side by side defines each apartment floor. In parking lots you can appreciate the constructive system used throughout the development, in this space the structure remains exposed. This constructive system allow us to optimize construction time. In two basements we placed, the lobby, two parking floors, elevators, engine rooms, water tank, services and storage rooms.