Departament 15

Studio: Boué Arquitectos
Authors: Arq. Gerardo Boué
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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General aspects: The interior design for this apartment represents something more than just a change in scale for Boué Arquitectos. In this project, located inside an architectural revitalization development in Donceles and Héroes del 57 streets in downtown Mexico City, the design strategies were based on functionality, efficiency and flexibility of the space.

This two levels apartment configures the entire public area in the main floor —where the entrance is located— and the kitchen, a guest’s bathroom, dining room, and the living room are found. The last two the spaces enjoy a privileged view towards the National Museum of Art and have a magnificent double height, which frames large windows that open to a series of balconies where to contemplate different angles of the historical center of the city. A magnificent privilege that offers this renewed language space with a formidable historical load due to its location.

The private area —formed by the master bedroom with bath and dressing room— is located in a middle room taking advantage of the double height. The whole structure of this space was done with metal decking giving priority to the neutral sobriety. Art is incorporated into the interior design in a variety of formats, leaving the stridency outside, to enhance a whole ambiance where comfort and intimacy are the main characters.

Why did you choose this category?: Therefore, what is extremely functional has had a cautious treatment to guarantee comfort, privacy and elegance. The perfect example is illustrated by the ladder connecting both levels: a piece of rolled steel —which by vertically linking the public and the private spaces— merges the service area with the public area as an sculptural piece more than being a functional element. It is an urban haven in the heart of the historic atmosphere of the city of palaces.