Architect(s) : Taller 13 Arquitectos
Address : Nicolás San Juan 27, Col del Valle Centro, Benito Juárez, MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Latitude/Longitude : 19.389708,-99.162046
Photographs : Rafael Gamo, Taller 13 Arquitectos
Nicolas San Juan can be found at a central neighborhood in Mexico City. A corner site opens up to a structural façade that was co-designed with the structural engineers as a self carrying and seismic (earthquakes) performance in mind, inspired on local trees of the surroundings.
Is a set of 7 apartments in 2 and 3 levels some with double heights. They have an outstanding ecological performance. Urban orchards in terraces with food and ornamental production are included in this project. It has a responsible managing program of handling and recycling wastes. Rainwater is caught and by a cascading system is re used in terraces and recycled by a treatment plant. Straw bale was used to build interior walls between apartments.
Contributed by Taller 13 Arquitectos