DPS Apartments
Rafael Gamo

DPS Apartments tame the corner in Mexico City by Estudio MMX

ESTUDIO MMX en tant que Architectes.

The building’s design is an exploration based on the traditional housing complexes and typologies of del Valle neighborhood in Mexico City; an urban layout where the street blocks feature pan coupé corners that create broad intersections. As a response to this specific situation, the scheme and building incorporate a diagonal sequence of spaces that transition from the public realm of the street towards the intimacy of the interior and private terraces and gardens.

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Inside the scheme, the apartments are organized in such a way that there is no “back apartment”. The latter is possible through the combination of single and duplex typologies that have a relation towards the interior patios and gardens but also towards the street. These typologies are clearly expressed in the façade and are the main drivers of the façade configuration.

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The building is integrally out of concrete. The structural system based on load bearing concrete walls, beams and slabs allows to reduce the number of additional construction details, execution problems and maintenance costs. The shading screens of the facade, also in concrete, are the characteristic elements of the building since they orient the views, reduce solar gain in the least favored orientations and express the geometrical conceptualization of the building.

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