This spectacular Mexico Metropolis condo is a real transformable house, a fancy assemblage of sliding partitions, shifting partitions, and blinds. Archetonic Architects, based by Jacobo Micha Mizrahi in 1991, and together with Alan Micha Balas and Jaime Micha Balas, got down to flip this beneficiant double-height condo into a spot of infinite alternatives.
Creating the Mexico Metropolis condo
‘We sought to reap the benefits of the double-height house, insert most pure mild and permeate the inside with the outside surroundings via giant home windows,’ the architects clarify.
The oblong plan is bisected by an extended hall working the size of the house. At one finish, dwelling and eating, on the different, a pair of en-suite bedrooms. A visitor bed room is tucked away in a marble-clad field within the centre of the house, with upper-level folding picket partitions that concertina apart to open up the house when nobody is in residence.
It is these half-height components that give the condo its dynamic character. The darkish marble partitions are paired with an higher stage clad in mild wooden. ‘The design invitations you to decipher mild and house, quantity and void,’ say the architects.
‘The boundaries are composed by the duality between the absence and presence of half-height our bodies that generate attics and the potential for utilizing one other aircraft of the condo.’
Not all of those areas are accessible; some are simply voids that cling there to create a beneficiant sense of house.
Above the kitchen is a utility space and loo, whereas two of the downstairs loos are topped with storage. The principle rest room has a hidden examine space above it, reached from a ladder and clad in light-scattering mirrors.
The remainder of the house will be open or closed by a sequence of enormous sliding picket doorways, with illumination cunningly hidden within the joins and junctions between materials, backlighting planes and washing mild throughout surfaces.
Two sides of the plan are absolutely glazed, with a secluded surrounding backyard offering a backdrop of inexperienced in opposition to the fabric palette.
The exacting necessities additionally prolonged to the furnishings and storage, a lot of which was customized made for the house.
The architects describe the finished venture, which covers 322 sq m, as a ‘compelling and pure house during which materiality, mild and nature had been the protagonists’.