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Miguel Laurent apartment block, México City, México, Mexico City, Mexico

Friday 11 May 2007

Mixed size in Mexico

Miguel Laurent apartment block, México City, México by Evaristo Ares in Mexico City, Mexico
copyright Evaristo Ares 2007 
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Evaristo Ares encloses 30 2 level dwellings within a 7 level post-stressed grid 

On a recycled urban lot on southern México City a post-stressed concrete grid structure is already being built to give space to 30 2-level homes. The developer’s plan to build differently sized apartments gave Evaristo Ares a chance to play a puzzle-like 3d-game that can be seen both in plan and elevation. The apartments nest within the grid structure and are topped by a 7th floor veranda that provides leisure spaces for the inhabitants. To the outside, the concrete grid is clearly visible and so is a playful geometry of white windows and balconies that hover above the street.

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Evaristo Ares

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