Barrank Building / anonimous

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Text description provided by the architects. The void of the patio organizes two volumes of five levels with 10 apartments measuring 138 m2 each, in the south of Mexico City.

 

© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani

Concept Diagram

Concept Diagram

© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani

 

The lattices and spatial organization of the adjoining constructions help to inspire a project that looks inwards.

 

© Marcos Betanzos

© Marcos Betanzos

 

With an area of 20 x 25 m, the apartments take advantage of the whole frontage to ensure that rooms are filled with light and air. A corridor links the volumes on the south and north sides, and the courtyard between them.

 

Section AA'

Section AA'

 

The yellow color of the adjoining wall, a feature present in many neighboring buildings in the El Pedregal district, receives light from the east during the journey from the entrance to the north tower.

 

© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani

 

The concrete tile floor with patterns in tones of gray recalls the entrances of the traditional “vecindad” style of housing. 

 

 

The south façade, which looks towards the city, is enclosed by a pleated metal skin inspired by sculptures by Matías Goeritz.

 

South Facade

South Facade

 

This ventilated façade dampens the heat and can be opened to receive the air, achieving cross ventilation and at the same time receiving direct light throughout the day. Three “yellow” openings break the rhythm to mark the pedestrian access, vehicular access, and a window of the penthouse that provides views over the treetops of the nearby park.