Kiara complex

Kiara complex

Architect
Archea Associati
Project Year
2018
Category
Apartments
Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza

Kiara complex

Archea Associati as Architects

The client wanted to build a residential complex with 30 medium-standard apartments, loggias and amenities – mainly a swimming pool and a pool bar. Considering the location, characterized by an extremely hot weather, heavy rainfall and aggressive conditions due to the sea air, one of the main challenges was choosing materials and technical solutions so that the building would not only resist to these conditions, but also provide comfort despite them. Another challenge was delivering this kind of solutions despite a budget restriction. Therefore, as an example, the material that was chosen for the external cladding was a high-quality, weather-resistant plaster with various finishings, that create an interesting pattern in the façade. 

photo_credit Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
photo_credit Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza

There was also a challenge related to the maximum permitted area versus the number of apartments that were required, even more so considering that each one of them needed a good loggia. This was achieved in the project and now each apartment has its own external space, which not only provides spatial quality, but also helps controlling the heat inside the building.

Team:
Structures: Wecom SA de CV
Installation: Ingenieria Global SA de CV
Constructor: Abp

photo_credit Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
photo_credit Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
photo_credit Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
photo_credit Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza
Carlos Javier Gil Zaragoza

Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: Acrylic plaster, Mapla, various finishings
2. Flooring: Glazed porcelain, Evolution Gray, Firenze
3. Doors: Varnished wood, custom-made by local artisans
4. Windows: Aluminium, Cuprum fixtures, Ventalia
5. Roofing: Microcement, CEMEX – Mapla
6. Interior lighting: Led, Lucida, Tecnolite

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Roofing: Microcement, MaplaCEMEX
Flooring: Glazed porcelain, Evolution GrayFirenze
Interior lighting: Led, LucidaTECNOLITE
Windows: Aluminium, Cuprum fixturesVentalia
Product Spec Sheet
Roofing: Microcement, Mapla
by CEMEX
Flooring: Glazed porcelain, Evolution Gray
by Firenze
Interior lighting: Led, Lucida
Windows: Aluminium, Cuprum fixtures
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