CASA JARDIN ESCANDON
Location: Colonia Escandón, CDMX.
Area: 2,160 m2
Year: In process
CASA JARDIN ESCANDON, located at Calle de Agricultura 49 in the Escandon neighborhood of Mexico City, the housing development is a mixed-use complex with street-level commerce and 14 residential units on the upper levels.
Being within a lot between party walls with a front facing the street of 17 meters, the project is developed to live towards the interior of the complex through a central patio and a rear patio separating from the rear boundary. Allowing all residential units to have natural lighting and cross ventilation. Comprised of 14 units of which 4 units are located on the ground floor and are apartment type, and 10 townhouse units located on the upper level.
The Galarza stone volume has exactly that traditional inspiration that identifies the neighborhood. With a gabled façade facing the street where the concrete slabs stand out, which in turn on the first level stand out from the alignment to generate balconies and allow a freer relationship with the outside. On the other hand, the interior facades have another language, where a game of different proportions of windows, openings, single and gabled roofs are generated, to create a simple, dynamic, fun and ingenious form of the whole.
The project's central courtyard houses a variety of sun-tolerant native plants and species whose familiarity with the local climate negates the need for much future maintenance. This space designed for contemplation and reflection, where from the access to the residential complex begins a gradual transition towards an interior patio that acts as the central disconnection space away from the sound and the external movement of the city.
The result is a physical manifestation of the idea that architecture can connect with the built environment and the natural environment, adding its benefits to offer a more complete and harmonious life experience.