Montreal

Montreal

Architect
JAPI
Location
Guadalajara, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2012
Category
Apartments

Montreal

JAPI as Architects

Montreal was designed respecting the traditional architecture scheme of Providencia´s neighborhood. This area was built in the early 80´s as a residential area; the goal of the design was to create private and spacious apartments that could feel as large as a house, enclosed in a 5 stories building. The building is made of a series of cubes that overlap one over the other creating a rhythm in the façade and the materials. An Aluminum panel was used to create a color expression and a discordant harmony. The windows are in a total balance with the interior; from them we can appreciate functional elements such as the two stairs that were each crafted and personalized to complement the building. Essentially Montreal is a big cube made of mismatching cubes, which is based on a totally functional nature that is also amply intimate.


JAPI Arquitectos respetó en Montreal las tradiciones arquitectónicas de Providencia, zona antigua de Guadalajara trazada principalmente durante los años 80, para crear un edificio de departamentos privados de 5 niveles con las dimensiones de una casa amplia y espaciosa. El exterior del edificio tiene una evidente materialidad y construcción estructural con trazos no lineales que resultan en un gran cubo con geometría encimadas y estilizadas. Se utilizó panel de aluminio que expresa un color y hasta cierto punto una materialidad discordante dentro de su armonía. Las ventanas responden al diseño de los espacios interiores, en donde se aprecian elementos totalmente funcionales como las dos escaleras que fueron creadas cada una de manera personalizada. Montreal es básicamente un gran cubo de formas atípicas que obedecen a una naturaleza basada totalmente en la funcionalidad y lo intimista de forma amplia.

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