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.

The challenge for architect Germán Velasco Espinosa and his team was to create an interior design project for a space that will be rented via Airbnb so they focus on balancing two main parameters: first it has to be completely equipped to the “home away from home” of the visitor and second it also has to have a warm environment sufficiently neutral to be in the widest range of taste of the possible temporary inhabitants.

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. 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.

Flexibility and functionality were essential elements to create a warm and very cozy space to comfortably accommodate 4 people and enjoy an unforgettable stay in Mexico City walking through all the historical center streets and the surroundings.
Germán Velasco Arquitectos experience designing hotels —luxury chains and boutique style— was the basis to understanding the client´s needs and to create a charming ambiance in one of the most beautiful corners of the city.

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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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