Colonia Monraz
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Client / Grupo Herchel
Area / 1902 m2
Architects / em-estudio
Structure / Acero y Concreto, Ing. Domingo Uriarte Parra
Engineering / INPRO, Ing. Francisco Ramírez
Year / 2007

A triangular shaped plot located in a privileged zone of the city with big jacarandas trees on both sides was the starting point in the architectural proposal. The site gives shape to the project; the base, a block with mineral appearance, is pushed back so that the main volume gives the impression that is floating.

The skin of the triangular shaped main volume is made with crystals of different levels of transparency, in order that the different transparencies respond to the activities taken place in the interior of the building, also providing the sense of movement to the façade.

Different types of apartments are proposed in each level, and the top two floors contain duplex apartments with double height spaces in the living areas that are evident in the elevations.

The roof top works as a “roof garden” which overlooks above the trees, giving a great view of the city.

Main Entrace


Living / Dinning Room

Section of the Duplex Apartment

Project Animation

Street level Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan – Duplex Apartments

Third Floor Plan – Duplex Apartments