This project solved 4 luxury apartments in one of the best areas of Polanco, in Mexico City, complying with the zone´s regulations, observing height and free space. Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos´s team executed a building that adapts to the urban context with a façade on which frames in golden ratio proportions stand out encompassing a classic contemporary composition.

Answering to the client´s needs an urban dwelling was designed with sober and elegant settings that allow it to always be up to date. Each level has a different programme with ample and comfortable spaces, independent access to cover all needs, as well as terraces and balconies that give natural lighting and ventilation complemented with floor to ceiling windows that open out completely to the exterior.

Each space was designed to give their residents the maximum wellbeing, with an adequate, low maintenance thermal comfort that guarantees low consumption and over cost. The general areas have a resource optimization system that include capture and reuse of rain water and LED lighting.

For the generous interiors of the apartments a neutral materials palette was selected so the future inhabitants may be able to personalize their spaces according to their taste. The mayor part of the floors and some walls were covered with big format stone to emphasize the depth of the space and for the carpentry the warmth of the walnut wood was selected.

On the ground floor there is a garden with the building´s lobby access, and two more garden areas in British courtyard style, that allow to light and ventilate the areas that are below the street level and they also work as common areas. The maintenance storage rooms were located in the basement with 10 parking spaces and a car lift that allows the correct operation and circulation.

  • Architect: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

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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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