CASA JARDIN ESCANDON // CPDA ARQUITECTOS

Mexico City, Mexico

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“CASA JARDIN ESCANDÓN” located at 19 Agricultura Street in the Escandón neighborhood of Mexico City, the housing development is a mixed-use complex with Street level commerce and 14 residential units on the upper levels. The Escandón neighborhood with a recent boom in past years, with that fresh and youthful vibe, where art deco buildings coexist with protected facades by the INBA and new contemporary buildings.

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The Project is developed to live towards the interior of the complex through a central courtyard and a rear patio separated from the back boundary. Allowing all residential units to have natural light and cross ventilation. Made up of 14 units of which 4 units are on the ground floor and are apartment type, and 10 townhouses type units located on the upper level made up of 3 levels each.

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The volume covered in Galarza Stone has exactly that traditional inspiration that identifies the neighborhood. With a gabled facade facing the Street where the concrete slabs stand out, which in turn on the first level stand out from its alignment to generate balconies to allow a freer relationship with the outside in the social areas of the residential interior.

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On the other hand, the interior facades towards the central courtyard have a different language, where a game of different windows, openings and gabled roofs are generated, to create a simple, dynamic, fun and ingenious form of the complex.

The central courtyard of the project houses a variety of native plants and species tolerant to sunlight, whose familiarity with the local climate negates the need for much maintenance in the future.

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This space designed for contemplation and reflection, where form the access to the residential complex begins a gradual transition towards an interior patio that acts as the central disconnection space away from sound and outside movement.

A space that invites you to reflect and contemplate the central garden and its different species of plants and flowers.

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This interior garden is the most important element of the design proposal, where we look for a magical presence where architecture creates the space for permanence and contemplation. Carefully considering the distance, orientation and arrangement of the balconies facing the central courtyard, the result is a discreet, private and peaceful interaction between the residents and their shared “secret garden”.

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And we wanted to capture the same thing on the gardens of the rooftops, where they all have native sun vegetation, where a variety of plants and their foliage were placed to give the residence both privacy and openness between them, allowing open views towards the sky.

The result is a physical manifestation of the idea that architecture can connect with the built environment and the natural environment, adding its benefits to offer a more complete and harmonious life experience.

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