Posts Tagged ‘Mexico City’
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: BROISSIN
This privately owned corporate, building is stage III of the modernization of “Grupo Financiero Banorte’s” facilities, with a capacity for 1,446 cars in direct response to an aggressive automotive financing program of the group for the employees, at a rate of 8 cars per 10 employees, giving a total of 44,700 m2 contained within 3 basements and 4 floors in the superstructure. Due to the structure’s height, the glazed volume contains positions for 1,143 people on two floors of 6,000 m2 each, a surface that required a strong solution to obtain natural lighting near each user. We then decided to have four inner courtyards open to the interior of the offices, which in addition to mitigating the light problem well, also physically ordering and sectioning departments by optimizing each plant functionally.
VIEW FROM THE STREET TO SOUTHEAST FACADE, Image Courtesy © Alexandre d’ La Roche
- Architects: BROISSIN
- Project: Banorte Financial Group
- Location: Tlalpan, Mexico City / Tlalpan, Ciudad de México
- Photography: Alexandre d’ La Roche
- Partner in Charge: M.Arch. Gerardo Broissin
- Project leader: Arq. David Suarez
- Design Team: M.Arch. Gerardo Broissin, Arq. David Suarez, Arq. Bruno Roche, Arq. Luis Barrera
- Colaborators: Arq. Rosario Mestre, Arq. Alejadro Rocha, Arq. Augusto Mirada, Arq. Mario Uriarte, Arq. José Luis Durán, Arq. Laura Ortiz, Arq. Alfonso Vargas
- Electrical Engineering: IESSA
- HVAC: Triple i
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Article source: FRANCISCO PARDO ARQUITECTO in colaboration with AMEZCUA
On a 12.5 meters wide by 25 meters long site, 8 apartments were planned, 2 for each floor of the building. They were to be arranged longitudinally and divided by three voids: a central cube for services and two lateral ones for vine-covered terraces that would work as filters between the public and private spaces.
Image Courtesy © Fito Pardo
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: OMA
Compared with the world’s other economically ascendant regions such as Asia and the Middle East, Latin America has a skyscraper deficit. Poised to harness the economic and symbolic potential of the Bicentennial, Mexico City will celebrate a historic moment with the emergence of a new skyscraper, the Torre Bicentenario. In an architectural age defined by the pursuit of expression at all costs, the Torre Bicentenario is building whose unique form is responsive rather than frivolous; a building whose form facilitates rather than complicates its use: the stacking of two pyramidal forms produces a building simultaneously familiar and unexpected, historic yet visionary.
Image Courtesy © OMA
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Torre Bicentenario
- Location: Mexico City
- Photography: Frans Parthesius
- Model: Vincent de Rijk
- Client: Grupo DANHOS
- Partner in charge: Rem Koolhaas
- Team: Shohei Shigematsu, Christin Svensson, Gabriela Bojalil, Noah Shepherd, Natalia Busch, Leonie Wenz, Jan Kroman, Leo Ferretto, Max Wittkopp, Jason Long, Margaret Arbanas, Jonah Gamblin, Amparo Casani, Jin Hong Jeon, Jane Mulvey, Michela Tonus, Matthew Seidel, Nobuki Ogasahara, Justin Huxol, David Jaubert, Mark Balzar, Charles Berman, James Davies, Jesse Seegers
- Site: Northeast corner of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the interchange of two major highways
- Associate Architect: Laboratory of Architecture – Max Betancourt, Fernando Romero, Dolores Robles-Martinez
- Engineers: Arup – David Scott, Chris Carroll, Ricardo Pittella, Michael Willford, Bruce McKinlay, Julian Sutherland, Alistair Guthrie, Huseyin Darama, Yuvaraj Saravanan, Betsy Price, Keith Frankllin, Matt Clarke, Renee Mackay-Lyons
- Final concept design floor areas: BOMA gross area: 173,158.5m2; BOMA leasable area: 151,755.7m2; Mexico City leasable area: 150,528.1; BOMA usable area: 130,547.2 m2
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Located on a reclaimed urban site in Santa Fe; the Josemaría Escrivá Church and Community Center is built around the relationship between architecture and light. The design concept began with the repetition of seven golden rectangles, over which are traced two curved lines that refer to the traditional Ichthus or fish symbol. These rise up in straight lines set on a diagonal to form a Cross of Light. On the outside, this geometric union forms two curved mantles clad with zinc panels. These generate interesting textures as the sun moves during the day. On the inside, the walls are clad with strips of wood that adapt to the curved walls that rise up without touching and allow light to enter .
Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley
- Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
- Project: Jose María Escriva Church
- Location: Mexico City
- Photography: Timothy Hursley
- Construction Area: 4,671 m2
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Article source: Zeller & Moye
A townhouse from the 1930s, situated in a quiet setting inside a shared courtyard right in the centre of Mexico City, is transformed into a family home. The house is vertically organised along three levels, each with a distinct character: functional service spaces on the ground level, family life on the upper level, and retreat to privacy on the roof garden level.
Image Courtesy © Omar Muñoz
- Architects: Zeller & Moye
- Project: Casa Verne
- Location: Colonia Polanco, Mexico City
- Photography: Omar Muñoz, Christoph Zeller and Juan Carlos Garza
- Team: Ingrid Moye, Christoph Zeller, Omar G. Muñoz, Emma Woodward, Daniel Aguilar
- Landscape: Entorno Taller de Paisaje
- Contractor: Factor Eficiencia
- Size: 460 m2 (house: 335 m2, garden: 125 m2)
- Status: Completed (February 2017)
- Date: Oct 2014 – Feb 2017
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Article source: MAPmx Studio
MAPmx Studio inserts wooden object into residential apartment.
Mexico City practice, MAPmx has completed a residential interior in the northwest area of Mexico City. The strategy for the design of the 360 sqm apartment was to place a wooden piece into the main space. This element inside of the unit, divides the space into half creating separated areas for public and private program. Living, dining and study are concave, while leaving private areas convex. Service spaces such as kitchen, laundry and service bedroom are the only program located outside of the concave/ convex object, they join part of the perimeter of the apartment.
Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo
- Architects: MAPmx Studio
- Project: AL Apartment
- Location: Mexico City
- Photography: Rafael Gamo
- Team: Isaac Michan, Narciso Martínez
- Construction area: 360sqm
- Project year: 2015
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Article source: PASQUINEL Studio
This restaurant it’s located in a new commercial center: Miyana, on Mexico City’s neighborhood, Polanco.
The main idea for the design was to create a relaxed atmosphere through warm materials and different spatial planes that generate a dynamic perception of the place. The restaurant is set on one level, but there is a mezzanine for services and a private area. It is integrated by a terrace on the commercial track, a non-smoking lounge with its terrace, and a terrace for smokers.
Image Courtesy © PASQUINEL Studio
- Architects: PASQUINEL Studio
- Project: Sonora Grill Miyana
- Location: Polanco, Mexico City
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Article source: Grow Arquitectos
This mixed-use project has as integration axis the following areas: commercial, residential, health services and a hotel. We decided to make the 3 levels out of plumb and complement it with an important area of public space, an outdoor park surrounded by terraces and restaurants with different specialties.
Image Courtesy © Grow Arquitectos
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Article source: RIMA Arquitectura
Within an area of 500 sq m located in Santa Fe, México City, RIMA Architecture, made an interesting office complex centered on the functionality and aesthetics needs requested by the client.
The color and finishes palette answers to the operational needs and image design of the space generating a homogeneous mixture between rustic and contemporary trends.
Image Courtesy © RIMA Arquitectura
- Architects: RIMA Arquitectura (Ricardo Urías)
- Project: Soccermedia
- Location: Santa Fe, México City
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Article source: Lopez Duplan Arquitectos
For some housing developments, showroom apartments must be done and the main challenge is the creation of a residential environment with all the necessary details to appeal to anyone. It is almost a dream comes true, a space that has to be design without a client, but it is exactly the opposite, it is a space that will be visited by many clients and the goal is to catch everybody’s eye and most specially to make them feel: “I want to live here”.
Image Courtesy © Lopez Duplan Arquitectos