Amsterdam 235

Amsterdam 235

Architect
JSa Arquitectura
Location
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Project Year
2010
Category
Private Houses
Pedro Hiriart

Amsterdam 235

JSa Arquitectura as Architects

The project consists in the intervention in an old Art Deco house, catalogued by the National Institute of Beaux Arts. The complete house, façade and interiors, was recovered to create three apartments (one duplex, two simplex), with access through a hall of double height, decorated with epoch moldings and stained-glass windows.

 

At the far end of the property a building is designed, with five apartments in six levels, three of which are superimposed on the building. Each of these is recessed, creating terraces which open to an avenue lined with trees. The way in which the new building and house are joined, opens the space for a central patio, southerly oriented. All five apartments live toward this area. The façades of this new body are mainly in glass, in contrast to the massiveness of the Art Deco architecture, at the same time, a large stained-glass window in modern style with rectangular pieces of glass of different colors and textures pays homage to the stained-glass windows of the original house.

 

The design took part in all the spaces, highlighting the decorative elements, such as moldings and windows, which were preserved in remodeling, These elements are combined with current elements, such as the newel stairs, or the contemporary chandeliers, and when mixed, they create an eclectic and warm environment.

 

The lighting combines elements in the ceiling, as well as decorative elements, creating warm atmospheres which are complemented with repetitive materials and colors throughout the apartment.

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