Archetonic Designs a Contemporary Apartment in Mexico City
By Jessica • May 16, 2016
It was designed by Archetonic.
GH Mild by Archetonic:
“The underlying premise of our design was to enhance the freedom, flexibility, and trans-formation of the spaces. The design was based on taking advantage of the views towards the gardens that surround the building, the natural light, and the heat gain thanks to its south-easterly orientation.
In addition to availing of the double-height ceilings of the apartment, unusual in a building of this type, we sought to implement a distinct and flexible solution. It is occupied by a young couple who did not want the space to place limits on future family expansion or dynamics. They sought a flexible, ample, and adaptable space.
To achieve this, we settled upon a simple, clean geometry, based around a central corridor as the heart of the open and semi-open spaces, maximizing visual communication throughout the apartment, while retaining the identity of each space.
Along the corridor that links up all the spaces we placed several wooden doors reaching the full height of the space, which slide to vary visibility and establish boundaries between areas. Meanwhile, the layout of the fixed furnishings—custom-designed for the apartment—generates spaces that may be transformed and adapted over time to different habits and dynamics of use.
The materials were selected with the aim of achieving a clean, uniform appearance, with light-toned wood, white stone, and black metalwork, combining perfectly with the artistic contributions of Ulises Gallegos—paintings—and Opioptico—photography—together with a rug that provides warmth to the studio, designed by Déjate Querer.
The apartment occupies a single floor and comprises lobby, lounge, dining room, kitchen, TV room, and three bedrooms. All are naturally well-lit and ventilated spaces thanks to the large windows that expand the space into the outdoors.”
Photos by: Rafael Gamo
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