The assignment was to design a building for 8 dwellings on the corner of Alfonso Reyes Avenue and Saltillo Street, in Colonia Condesa.
The project approach separates the building from its long edge to take over the corner with a 17 meters high gesture, where the resulting volume is expressed through its structural rhythm in counterpoint with the openings of the facade and balconies.
The structure of the building is formed by rigid frames attached to concrete hollow block walls, which provide additional rigidity to the structure.
In the transverse direction, the building is divided into two structural sections, the first (to the long edge) functions as a rigid core with services, kitchens and circulations, which take the moments of the building in that side; and the second (to the street) as a light section with lightened slabs, wooden tapancos and lightened walls. The composition of the openings consists in the absence of the rigid wall, more than perforations to the facade.
Inside the building the 8 apartments are resolved combining one and two levels typologies. The vertical circulations are attached to the volume on the rear edge making this alley the main access to the housing.