LOCATION: Polanco, CDMX.
CONSTRUCTION: 450 m2
TEAM: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Andrés Domínguez, Cristina Loya, Camila Ureña, Rodrigo Daza, Nancy Estevez
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rafael Gamo
The project involved the refurbishment of an apartment located in a mid-century modern building in a corner Moliere street in Polanco. The main structure and most of the facades were to be respected aswell as the original service blocks of the building.
Most of the public area was free to design, in look and in function. The most important design goal to achieve was to make a dynamic and functional use of the public space, involving the living space, kitchen, tv room and terraces. This translated in a set of panels<, taking the japanese principle of the Tatami, that can open and enclose this multiple spaces by forming a cross on plan. Two sets of this cross were made by full height sliding glass doors and the other pair by solid wooden siding panels.
With these set of panels, the user could communicate or enclose the kitchen to the living space and tv room aswell as a full opening or enclosure to the terrace that overview the neighboring tree tops.