The site 15m wide by 25m deep is located in Campeche Street, inside Colonia Condesa. The project is comprised of four housing units overlapping each other, two of them with the public areas to the street and the other two to the rear of the property. The houses try to break the sense of depth in the site through courtyards and terraces in the front, middle and back of the property, to which all the spaces of the houses live; in this way each of them has an immediate extension to an outer space.
The Jose Luis Martinez Library is part of the Ciudadela: City of Books in Mexico City, a project that sought to restore and refurbish a 200 year-old cultural landmark. The main features include a theater, personal book collections and libraries, children’s libraries, and an exhibition gallery. The Ciudadela: City of Books is to be completed in 2013.
Apartment Bosques 05 is a single-level apartment located within a high-end district of Mexico City. Ezequiel Farca reconfigured the space and transformed its impact on the family with an entirely new palette of colors, materials, and lighting.
A central hallway welcomes visitors, while diverting attention away from private bedroom areas. Farca installed wood paneling on several walls to strategically warm the space, and to introduce the richness of natural material to the inner core of the home. An automatic lighting system allows the family to preset a variety of lighting schemes with the push of a button.
MU apartment residence is single-story apartment in the exclusive district of Bosques de las Lomas in Mexico City. The design intervention reconfigured the space to better align with the family’s use and personal tastes. Public spaces, such as the dining room, living room, and breakfast room are open to one another and re-oriented toward a breathtaking view of the city. Bedrooms are neatly tucked into a more private area of the home.
Spuntino (snack in Italian) was born in one of the most exclusive living and shopping centers of historical downtown Mexico City, a place to eat and drink quality wine, whose design aim lies in the creation of a contemporary yet pleasant ambience, almost homely, without abusing the over-sophistication that prevails in similar sites nowadays. Still, the starting point was a cold, colorless, not well lit locale, whose excessive height came about an uncomfortable sensation for the guests.
Expo CIHAC is the biggest annual architecture and construction exhibition in Latin America. Like many other exhibitions, it creates large-scale contamination due to the excess waste it generates. Almost all the pavilions of the different brands and products related to the architecture and construction industry, end up in the trash. Deeply concerned by this, we approached the exhibition principals with the proposal of creating a low cost – zero waste sustainable pavilion that could set an example for future exhibitions.
Space is the main factor that determines the interior design and operation of a company. The new corporate offices for Paga Todo presented a particular challenge because it was necessary to adapt to the clients demands and a 2,000 sq m area in a shopping center.
The master plan for Cumbres de Santa Fe was developed under the premise that landscape architecture is the one the of the modern urban professions of design and represents a synthesis of art, science and philosophy aiming to take care of the scenery of the earth in a truly holistic, creative and sustainable way.
Cumbres de Santa Fe is a development located in an 80 hectares lot in the west of Mexico City. It is surrounded by three streams (Helechos, Atzoyapan and Grand Entrance stream) that were taken into consideration when conceiving the project with the commitment to have a total respect for these protected ecological areas and to incorporate them into the landscape design. The privileged location of this development, with all this green areas around it, is the intrinsic value that makes it stand out as a true example to the community.
Accesolab is a company with 20 years of experience commercializing sophisticated equipment for research laboratories. For the design of their new corporate offices in Santa Fe –a mayor business area in Mexico City- they team worked with usoarquitectura to develop a project to outstand their leadership.