Penthouse Altaire 36

Studio: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
Authors: Serrano Monjaraz, Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco & Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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General aspects: Pent House Altaire 36 has a composition based on its architectural program in which its geometry laid on proportion and orthogonality extends parallel and perpendicular axes towards the main area: a central garden that arranges views and circulation through a contemplative image of Mexico City.
This space divides the project into 2 different areas: public and private. Both converge into an impressive entrance hall covered with kassama marble plates that frame the elevators. A simple system of partitions divides this first module between the penthouse and a small office. Natural light comes from the central garden and from a large terrace.
The materials solution answers to an integration of the space with its function; marbles, wood floors and fiber cement panels were placed on even surfaces and volumetric proposals that distinguish the use of each room defining them only through the use of textures and shades.
The communication corridors are free of ornament allowing accommodating a single sculptural element: two wings carved in resin frame the allegory of an emotional effect. This element leads to the social area of the family, the family room, which functions as an informal semi-private where gray wooden marble and fiber cement panels are used to enunciate a monochromatic space composed in grayscale and walnut accents. The living and dining room, subtly divided by a multifunctional element, are resolved with panoramic views that, together with the furniture and finishes, achieve a progression of gray tones creating a sober and elegant ambiance

Why did you choose this category?: A final room promotes family integration by creating a playroom with a bookshelf’s perimeter and smooth finishes with volumes resolved in the same material, which cause a play between light and shadow through the simplicity of the materials.

This is how Serrano Monjaraz architects once again achieved an elegant and contemporary project taking care of all the details, offering its inhabitants harmonious and functional spaces.