Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Client / Opción 3
Area / 2,151 m2
Architecture / em-estudio
Structures / Ácero y Concreto. Domingo Uriarte Parra
Engineering / INPRO. Francisco Ramírez
Photography / Ivan Esqueda Martínez. Guadalupe Castillo. Carlos Díaz Corona.
Year / 2015
The building is located in Guadalajara, in front of the linear park in Montevideo Avenue. The project dialogues with the vegetation in the park with its façade through windows that frame the exterior views.
The project emerges from a superposition of volumes, where concrete frames that contain moving metal lattices that give privacy and protect from solar incidence, create double height spaces and terraces.
The building has eight duplex apartments that have an open space, either a patio, a garden or a roof garden.
At the center of the building is a courtyard where the vertical circulations are located. Four apartments have access from the courtyard on the first floor and four apartments have access from the fourth level, which creates a triple height space without circulations generating privacy and allowing the flow of air and light.
The access to the four apartments that are on the first level is to their social area that has a dining-living room with double height, and a staircase to go up to the private area. The ones located in the street side of the building have a garden overlooking the avenue trees, and the ones on the posterior side of the building have a patio.
The access to the four apartments in the fourth level is to their social area as well, from where one can go down to the bedrooms or go up to the roof garden that has views of the aqueduct in Pablo Casals Avenue and the green axis in the Montevideo Avenue.