Altaire II arises due to the success and demand that the Vidalta Residential Complex had with its first stage. It is one of the first complexes to achieve a perfect balance between architecture, green areas and convivial areas. The team at the Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos office will prepare to provide residents with spaces with great technological advances and innovative design, merging the cosmopolitan lifestyle with that of a tourist complex.

By adjoining an ecological reserve, it was inevitable to think about the ecological footprint that the project would cause, which is why the building is developed in a sustainable way. The facades were calculated to reduce the thermal impact to the interior and thus reduce air conditioning consumption; In its entirety it is designed for the use of LED lighting, reducing energy consumption by 60%. On the other hand, all sanitary waste is taken to a water treatment plant that allows the water to be reused for irrigation of the park and neighboring areas of the ravine.

The entire lobby is lined with Travertino Ocean Blue marble, which achieves a warm space rich in textures and harmonious colors. To optimize the space, two walls were lined with Svelt carpet, which allows an improvement in acoustic comfort and generates a change of textures within the space. The reception modules were placed on the sides, promoting central circulation and preventing them from being a hierarchical element in this space. As a finishing element, silver leaf laminations are placed giving life to the space, reflecting the light in different positions.

The upper levels were treated differently, to give dynamism to the façade and hierarchy to the apartments with the most privileged views, three different types of Pent House were generated to satisfy the different needs of the market.

The cube of terraces that was created on both sides of the façade provided the visual finishing that a tower like this needs. In order to give it the privacy that the lower terrace required, this entire interior cube was lined with a lattice that works as mullions to direct the view to the Valley of Mexico and delimit the views in the other directions

This is how the Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos office met the main challenge to overcome, which was to make a proposal that had its own personality and identity to be able to cancel the idea of repetitive elements that had been established in the Master Plan, this with a design contemporary that harmonizes with the lifestyle and comfort of its inhabitants.

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Posted by Juan Pablo Serrano

Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos reaches 25 years developing architectural spaces where quality is achieved by the proper use of materials and light as creative elements. Being space their raw material, architects Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco and Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes, demonstrate their capability and performance in all architecture fields always supported by interdisciplinary teams. Their structure and professionalism has given them the opportunity to work in partnership with important firms as well as with national and international architects. They have been invited to national and international competitions and they actively participate in the formation and diffusion of architectural work. Architecture signifies their way to collaborate in the development of a better urban context because the correct design of spaces is the only way to create better cities. Their experience has been strengthened by the constant search of the perfect combination between form and structure. For them community is the backbone of the cities and buildings, in which settlers spend their day to day, these are the elements that help them contribute with spaces designed to improve the quality of life of their inhabitants. They have had the opportunity to design, direct and execute residential projects, restaurants, hotels, cultural centers and housing developments. The sensibility that they bring into their projects is the decanting of everything that they learn in their professional and personal activities. Light, materials and technology are combined in a perfect balance to create the living space around the inhabitant. Their awareness regarding the ecological balance and nature has been present in their projects since their inception and they consider that sustainability is not a trend but the only way to make architecture. They are members of the Green Building Council Chapter Mexico, to strengthen their contribution in the architectural scene designing buildings that have the highest energy performance standards. They have participated with their projects in various exhibitions in major countries like Mexico, United States, France, Singapore, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, China, Australia, Greece and Spain, as well as in interviews and in various national and international magazines. They have received numerous awards and distinctions both in Mexico and abroad.

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