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“Casa Jardin Escandón” located at 19 Agricultura Street in the Escandón neighborhood of Mexico City, the housing development is a mixed-use complex with Street level commerce. The Escandón neighborhood with a recent boom in past years, with that fresh and youthful vibe, where art deco buildings coexist with new contemporary buildings
CPDA designed the project to live towards the interior of the complex a narrow but deliciously verdant inner courtyard is tucked into the spine complex, fostering a tranquil yet sociable feeling through the building. Bringing natural light and cross-ventilation into each of the 14 homes, the compact space is navigated by a zig-zagging path that accommodates triangular balconies for a pair of ground floor apartments.
The volume covered in Galarza Stone has exactly that traditional inspiration that identifies the neighborhood. With a gabled facade facing the Street where the concrete slabs stand out, which in turn on the first level stand out from its alignment to generate balconies to allow a freer relationship with the outside in the social areas of the residential interior. On the other hand, the interior facades towards the central courtyard have a different language, where a game of different windows, openings and gabled roofs are generated, to create a simple, dynamic, fun and ingenious form of the complex.
Category: Multiunit Housing
Architects: CPDA Arquitectos
Lead Architect: Juan Pablo Cepeda Restrepo
Design Team: Eloisa Queijeiro. Luis Enrique Ángeles, Agustín Pérez
Location: Agricultura 49, Col. Escandon, Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México
Photographer: Jaime Navarro
Landscape Architect: Entorno Taller de Paisaje
Structure: Ing. Marcos Molina