Tlacotalpan 89 arises from the merger of two properties, approximately 475m2, in the Roma Sur neighborhood. Its location is essential both in mobility and in the architectural analysis, due to the real estate growth in the region and the demand for strong design. The merger of both these properties generated the ability to carry out different configurations for the apartments, open areas, parking lots and public areas.
The project consists of the development of nineteen residential apartments, 20% of open area and three levels , all built within the construction laws. The architectural proposal was based on three fundamentals: 1. generating the majority of natural ventilation and natural lighting in all living spaces 2. taking full advantage of the open area, 3. emphasizing the distribution of the apartments in terms of functionality, as well as suitable prototypes for the needs of the users. Throughout the creative process, various distribution options were generated to capture greater diversity for tenants.
Seven apartments were built on the ground floor, all with some kind of open space, such as a terrace or balcony, and all the services were built to flow towards the central patio. On the second floor, six apartments were built with open spaces within their private areas, two of which are larger at the rear. The third level also has six apartments with very similar access to the second level, but each with direct access to a private space on the rooftop.
A fundamental differentiator of the project is the design of a large central patio where the entrances of all the apartments are connected and which, in turn, serves as a recreational space where the treatment of materials in conjunction with the landscaping stands out. The courtyard and various internal bridges, are perceived to be a very pleasant route to enter each of the apartments. Likewise, the project includes a space for common areas on the rooftop with amenities such as a jacuzzi, a common kitchen and a recreational area.
In conclusion, the use of apparent concrete, that unfolds from the main façade to the central courtyard, generates a community of elements between the exterior and interior of the complex. The project is based on the use of few materials, most of which are natural and timeless, such as apparent bricks, stones, blacksmithing, and concrete, among others.
Both pedestrian and vehicular access to the building are located on the middle level below the sidewalk. This level has a lobby large enough to give an prominent welcome to the complex, a guardhouse, bathroom, cellar, and machinery room designed with a vertical circulation. On this same level, there is the parking lot, which is characterized by being very spacious, with a minimum of 2 parking spots per apartment, private warehouses and different services for the building.