Curated by Clara Ott
MASTER PLAN, MIXED USE ARCHITECTURE, RESIDENTIAL • MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Architects : CPDA Arquitectos
Area : 2300 m²
Year : 2020
Landscape : Entorno Taller de Paisaje
Architects In Charge : Juan Pablo Cepeda
Design Team : Eloisa Queijeiro, Luis Enrique Angeles, Agustin Perez
Engineering : Marcos Molinar
City : Mexico City
Country : Mexico
“CASA JARDIN ESCANDÓN” positioned at 19 Agricultura Road within the Escandón neighborhood of Mexico Metropolis, the housing growth is a mixed-use advanced with Road degree commerce. The Escandón neighborhood with a latest growth in previous years, with that recent and youthful vibe, the place artwork deco buildings coexist with new modern buildings.
CPDA designed the challenge to reside in the direction of the inside of the advanced a slender however deliciously verdant internal courtyard is tucked into the backbone advanced, fostering a tranquil but sociable feeling by way of the building. Bringing pure gentle and cross-ventilation into every of the 14 properties, the compact house is navigated by a zig-zagging path that accommodates triangular balconies for a pair of floor ground residences.
The amount coated in Galarza Stone has precisely that conventional inspiration that identifies the neighborhood. With a gabled facade going through the Road the place the concrete slabs stand out, which in activate the primary degree stand out from its alignment to generate balconies to permit a freer relationship with the skin within the social areas of the residential inside. Then again, the inside facades in the direction of the central courtyard have a unique language, the place a recreation of various home windows, openings and gabled roofs are generated, to create a easy, dynamic, enjoyable and ingenious type of the advanced.
The sunshine Galarza bricks supply a crisp but tactile backdrop for the courtyard´s wealthy greenery, whereas earth tones on the home windows and railings reinforce a grounded, soothing ambiance. In a small courtyard, the unfussy mixture of sunshine tones and refined brick articulation additionally make for a extra comfy house.
4 suites – every with a non-public inexperienced house – occupy the bottom ground, with 10 bigger three-storey residences above. Catering to households, the townhouse-style properties on the higher ranges every characteristic a non-public rooftop backyard. Atop the brick-clad type that defines the building´s road degree presence, the uppermost storey combines out of doors inexperienced house with discrete dusty pink residential volumes set again from the courtyard. From above, it´s a sleek accent on the tree-lined native skyline.
The central courtyard of the challenge homes quite a lot of native vegetation and species tolerant to daylight, whose familiarity with the native local weather negates the necessity for a lot upkeep sooner or later. An area that invitations you to replicate and ponder the central backyard and its completely different species of vegetation and flowers. This inside backyard is crucial ingredient of the design proposal, the place we search for a magical presence the place architecture creates the house for permanence and contemplation. Fastidiously contemplating the gap, orientation and association of the balconies going through the central courtyard, the result’s a discreet, non-public and peaceable interplay between the residents and their shared “secret backyard”.
The entry was designed as a cave with a gabled ceiling, which felt as if it had been carved out of the stone quantity and functioned as this conventional house between the road and the inside of the advanced. The place the guests are obtained with a view body by the sunshine, the panorama and the stone, a second the place the particular person strikes away from the fact of the town.
The result’s a bodily manifestation of the concept that architecture can join with the constructed atmosphere and the pure atmosphere, including its advantages to supply a extra full and harmonious life expertise.