In collaboration with GRUPO NODUS
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Type: Commission, Apartment Building
Structure: Reinforced concrete frames, brick walls
Team: Isaac Michan Daniel, Salomon Cohen, Eduardo Lorenzana
Year: 2010- 2012
Photography: Rafael Gamo
Winner of the Architizer A+ Awards 2015 in the Architecture Low Cost Housing category.
The project is located on a rectangular plot with its short side facing the street, in an area with a high demand for social housing in Mexico City. The 42 units are placed in three towers, generating interior courtyards for views and natural ventilation to each apartment; the towers are connected with two vertical cores and bridges above the patios.
The structure on the parking floor is made of reinforced concrete, transferring the loads to masonry brick walls on the five levels above.
The masonry brick walls play an important role on the project as they are part of the structure and reinterpret the traditional brick wall, blurring the boundary between structure and ornament.