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Monday, November 2, 2009

Temistocles 12 / JSª

Temistocles 12 is a building on a rectangular-shaped property, like many others in Polanco.


Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño
However, the way in which it is set on the property is the result of a structural analysis which allowed us to avoid the use of intermediate columns, and gave us great freedom in the interior distribution. A cube providing lighting and ventilation in the center is also used for stairs that go up the five levels, and reach the eight apartments and pent-house on the top level.

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño
Four concrete walls go through the building; they become thinner toward the street, forming two volumes which make up the façade.

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño
All the apartments have an irregular terrace to the front, accentuating the verticality of the walls and the depth of the facade. A large tree, which covers the west facade, plus the wide range of apparent materials result in a building with character.

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño


Architects: JSª: Javier Sánchez – Juan Soler, Diana Elizalde, Angelica Soberanes, Enrique Salazar, Ana Luna, Alejandro Ita
Location: Temístocles 12, col. Polanco, Mexico D.F., Mexico
Project year: 2006
Client: Grupo Pegaso
Structure & Services: Hector Margain, Fernando Valdivia
Contractor: Ménsula México S.A. de C.V.
Architectural Supervision: Mariana Ugalde
Technical Supervision: Hugo Mendoza
Average Area: 150 sqm
Total Area: 1,892 sqm
Number of Units: 9 apartments
Photographs: Paúl Rivera (PR), Mariana Ugalde (MU)

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

Vivienda-Colectiva, Temístocles-12, JSA, arquitectura, casas, diseño

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