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.
Roel Studio in Mexico City, Mexico by Dellekamp Arquitectos
May 3rd, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Dellekamp Arquitectos
This project was made for an artist and good friend who came with the intent of building a studio / gallery in the middle of the forest, 45 kilometers from the center of Mexico City and a few minutes from a town called Cruz Blanca, in Cuajimalpa.
Monumental and respectful, the visible structure is placed in the thicket of the forest. Its lyrical relation with the environment encourages dialogue with the volume; a grid of columns and beams surrounding it act as a skeleton, but at the same time modulate and order space.
Low budget, spaciousness, simplicity, and tranquility were the key concepts that set out clearly the priority assumptions of the project.
We obtained a budget of $ 75,000 dollars for the construction of this space with a carving, carpentry, sculpting and painting workshop, kitchen, bathroom, and storage. For this project, we reuse the formwork of another recently finished project, giving a waffle finish on the floor and ceiling, encouraging the sensation of space that our client desires for his study.
The cold climate of the area inspired us to paint the concrete block black to better capture of the sun’s rays and enjoy a better climate comfort.
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