How should architecture merge into an irregular facade-scape context, while generating character in a contextual yet contemporary proposal?
Yácatas_475 seeks to answer this question while addressing the pressures of real estate development: high land value, densification, local construction regulations, consumer and market demand, and timing.
A black-reflective square-shaped facade, is a response. It captures the neighborhood reflections and the surrounding lights, while building a special character. It impregnates itself with the surroundings while achieving a stylish and subtle black abstraction. It deals with the local architecture’s history as reinterpreting the modernist tiles facade. It uses this long lasting material not only for tradition and low-maintenance qualities, but also for achieving an absolute flash of the material´s aesthetics properties: color and light saturation.
The architecture is about comfort living at affordable price. Luxury is achieved through continuous space, natural light, flexibility and carefully chosen materials. The 9 apartments are continuously open to the outside on the front and rear ends. Natural light and ventilation are constant. Roof Gardens, open corridors and generous terraces become a way of life. The geometry is simple, thus efficient and cost-affording.
The advertising campaign was based on dramatic snapshots, generating expectation while reflecting the cutting-edge design of the proposal.