Studio: Boué Arquitectos
Authors: Arq. Gerardo Boué
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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General aspects: CD8 is a building located in the historical center of Mexico City, right in the heart of its traditional Chinatown. Its characteristics presented a great opportunity for an architectural revitalization project to provide it with a new productive life.
From the street the building doesn´t promises much. The wrought iron balconies, vegetation and details create a nice harmony with the adjacent facades, maintaining the street´s rhythm; and when going inside the building transforms into a shelter from the hustle and bustle around it.
At the ground floor we are surrounded by a reminder of the Mexican culture —characterized by color pink— a wall covered in Talavera tiles, a fountain and a patio that goes all the way up along with the service complex covered with screen shutters that guarantee the privacy between all the apartments. Each unit has about 35 sq m divided in dining and living room, kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom
Why did you choose this category?: The interior of each unit is neutral in contrast with the different pink color accents in the halls, the lobby and the stairs. Color is also found in the common areas like the gym and the bicycles storage area. The same happens with the vegetation that is always present and stands out in the roof garden equipped with grill, relaxing areas, TV room and incredible views of the city day or night