Functionality and wellbeing are the adjectives that describe the design for Departamento R&J done by López Duplan Arquitectos. The project emanated from a circular floorplan of approximately 700 sq. m in which the spaces were distributed using the elevators module as main axis and fully exploiting its location in the center of the space.

In the public areas the goal was flexibility and in order to achieve it, a series of sliding walls were installed to isolate or unify the spaces according to the activities and give versatility to all the areas formed by living & dining room, library, family room and three bedrooms. The elevators hall has 2 walls covered in timber that conceal the doors to the different areas of the apartment and a gray granite wall matching the floor.

In the living room we are greeted by a bar, a half height element giving privacy to the dining room; in this the main wall has a cellar and a window that are integrated with an iron finish. The kitchen has two areas, one for the daily activities and a second one that may be incorporated to the dining room for some events by just sliding a wall.

The library has a desk enjoying a privileged view towards the mountains that frame Monterrey. Relying upon the ambiance needed to be generated in this area the living room may be brought together using another of the sliding partitions which are the secret weapon of the design of this versatile apartment.

The private areas have a shared access that is a spacious family room equipped with everything necessary to be used for work or school related activities. All the bedrooms have private dressing and bathroom.

Category: Residential
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Year: 2018
Area: 700 s qm
Photography: Héctor Armando Herrera

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Posted by Claudia López

In architecture spaces must communicate with the people who live them and transmit their lifestyle. Each project is a commitment to both interior and exterior that generates a language through all the elements that shape it. The result is an atmosphere that is present in an intimate communication between the architect and his client. Architect Claudia Lopez Duplan, has more than 20 years of experience in the development of residential, corporate and commercial projects. Her unique sensitivity and style have positioned her in the interior design scene; and she has specialized in residential renovation that gives the spaces a new identity. In her projects lighting plays an important role and the use of indirect light, combined with variation of intensity, creates different atmospheres required for each space. Keeping the original architecture is one of the challenges faced in each project, besides the integration of all elements giving that result in a whole new image.

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