Located in the historical center of Mexico City this apartment is just steps away of important museums, cultural centers and the special dynamic of this area of the city. It is in a 1940 building recently renewed by Boué Arquitectos.

A project of this kind has 2 main parameters, it has to be completely equipped to the “home away from home” of the visitor and it also has to have a warm environment sufficiently neutral to be in the widest range of taste of the possible temporary inhabitants. The experience of Germán Velasco Arquitectos designing hotels allowed them to develop an ideal concept for this client´s needs.

The apartment is 80 sq m and was done in a loft style program so it was very important to respect the open spaces to avoid losing the natural light and make the most of the generous heights. The budget was an important challenge to overcome and was accomplished with the perfect balance between custom designed and produced for the project furniture and objects that define its personality.

Germán Velasco Espinosa and his team, centered their goal in developing an interior design project that will be rented via Airbnb and where color is the main feature.
Flexibility and functionality were essential elements to create a warm and very cozy space

  • Architect: German Velasco – German Velasco Arquitectos

Posted by German Velasco

He studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Once he finished his graduate studies he knew he needed to go deeper into the spaces, because at the university the projects were done to satisfy a function, without achieving the ultimate goal; to create full environments that take into account everything: materials, lighting and furniture, something that has always thrilled him. He then signed up for the Interior Design diploma course at the same university, and that is where he realized that interior design was also his passion. His vast experience in architecture and interior design has led him to thoroughly grow professionally. He has also been fortunate enough to collaborate in important projects such as the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, now the Blue Diamond Riviera Maya in Mexico’s Caribbean Coast as a member of architect Gilberto Borja’s team at Baia Group. Years later, as a partner of Muro Rojo Arquitectura, he participated in the development of many outstanding projects that have received important awards such as the Hotel Brick in Mexico City, restaurant Cumpanio in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and Hotel Bö in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, just to mention a few. Today he is the director of his own firm: Germán Velasco Arquitectos, specialized in hotels, restaurants and residential architecture and interior design projects. For Germán and his team, each project is a new challenge in which they rewrite the rules by being: different, proposing and sometimes even irreverent.

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