MX581 is a 3-level, 12-unit residential building located on Avenida México # 581, colonia San Jerónimo Aculco, in Mexico City.
The “L” shaped site generated a challenge to accommodate the program of the building. It was decided to leave a garden on the side of the project, so that the building’s exterior could be rectangular with an east-west orientation. The pedestrian access of the building is through this garden, positioned 3 meters above street level. The project proposes two towers, each with 6 single story apartments, ranging from 150 to 212 sqm. These building towers are connected by a central courtyard from which you can access the apartments.
▼步行入口位于花园内部，the pedestrian access of the building is through this garden
Within the central courtyard, a wooden deck circulation was designed in a circular form, from where 4 units are accessed in each level. The design of the circle creates 4 triangular shaped terraces, which are part of each of the individual apartments. To delimit these terraces, a prefabricated concrete lattice wall was erected, which also separates these spaces from the neighbor buildings and garden, allowing cross ventilation in the courtyard, through the lattice.
▼环形的木制走道将庭院围合起来，the wooden deck circulation was designed in a circular form
▼混凝土栅格墙，the prefabricated concrete lattice wall
▼环形走道连接了每层的4间公寓，4 units are accessed in each level from the wooden deck
At the center of the circle a 9-meter-high Japanese guava tree was placed, allowing the view of all common areas of the departments to be of this tree, thus creating a relaxing atmosphere. Around the tree a series of planters and benches were designed where the neighbors of the building can share and coexist.
▼庭院鸟瞰，aerial view of the courtyard
▼番石榴树周围环绕着花槽和座椅，带来公共休息空间，around the tree a series of planters and benches were designed where the neighbors of the building can share and coexist
Additionally, at the northern end of the courtyard, the vertical circulation core which has an elevator and staircase that connects all levels is found. The parking lot and lobby are located at the basement of the building, which are also connected to the vertical circulation core. This basement is situated at street level, so that vehicular access can be direct and without the need for ramps.
▼首层公寓的天井，the patio of the apartment on the ground floor
The apartments were designed in such a way that the common area adjoins the central courtyard, and the private area – which consists of 3 bedrooms – faces the respective façade of one of the 2 streets that adjoin the project. To promote the privacy of these spaces, a facade with inclined walls was designed to help with lighting and privacy. Vegetation was strategically placed in all the bedrooms as well, which generates green views and helps as a sound barrier to the noise generated in the streets.
▼街道立面，facade facing the street
▼公寓的公共区域都朝向庭院，the common area of the apartment adjoins the central courtyard
▼顶层公寓设有双层高的起居室和餐厅，the apartments located on the top level have double height ceilings in the room and dining room
▼室内细部，interior detailed view
To be able to provide open spaces in all departments, each of the 12 units has both balconies and terraces. Additionally, the 2 apartments on the ground floor have a large patio that separates the building from the back street. Finally, the 4 PH apartments located on the top level, have a private roof garden and double height ceilings in the room and dining room.
▼庭院夜景，courtyard night view
▼街道立面夜景，facade night view
▼地下室平面图，basement floor plan
▼首层平面图，plan level 1
▼顶层平面图，top floor plan
DESIGN: HGR ARQUITECTOS
SURFACE: 3,149 sqm / 12 APARTMENTS
DATE AND PLACE: MEXICO CITY. NOVEMBER 2018
LOCATION: AVENIDA MÉXICO # 581, colonia SAN JERÓNIMO ACULCO, delegación MAGDALENA CONTRERAS, México D.F. C.P. 10400.
ARCHITECT: MARCOS HAGERMAN / HGR ARQUITECTOS. (WWW.HGR.MX)
DEVELOPMENT: CIUDAD VERTICAL (WWW.CIUDADVERTICAL.MX)
LANDSCAPING DESIGN: AMBIENTE ARQUITECTOS (WWW.AMBIENTEARQUITECTOS.COM)
EJECUTIVE DRAWING: RODRIGO DURÁN
PHOTOGRAPHY: DIANA ARNAU (WWW.DIANAARNAU.COM)
GRAPHIC DESIGN: LEOLAB (WWW.LEOLAB.MX)
STRUCTURAL DESIGN: GRUPO SAI
INSTALLATION: zMP INSTALACIONES
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