Durango 133 apartment building in Mexico City, designed by JSa

Architects: JSa
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Year: 2015
Area: 45.262 ft²/ 4.205 m²
Photo courtesy: LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo
Description:

“Durango 133 is an exercise on the insertion of a contemporary project at the corner of Durango and Tonala streets, one of the few vacant lots within the historic fabric of the Roma Norte district of Mexico City.

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The building is located in a site of atypical dimensions for the area (63m on the facade and a total of 1,100 m2) which borders historic buildings of artistic value within the Heritage Conservation areas of the city.

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The building consists of 4 floors with 18 duplex units to the street and 4 internal single-floor apartments. The exterior units are designed as a combination of two typologies that are typical in the neighbourhood.

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In the first 2 levels, we propose a series of terraced houses with individual entrances from the street. The ground floor is raised half a level on the sidewalk to protect the privacy of the homes and their relationship with pedestrians and the street.

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Over these houses there are duplex apartments that borrow the concept of elevated open street, typical of the neighbouring buildings from the early twentieth century.”

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