The massing which we derived from the neighborhood have eccentric courtyard cuts in them to allow for intriguing moments to interlock with each other both horizontally and vertically. Then, we have our set of primitives to construct the building by aggregating them together. Our intention is to create the concave carved out moments within the building.
We were struck by the consistent and endless 5 story buildings that filled this Mexico City neighborhood. At the same time, we were also interested in the concave and carved out moments happening around the site. The challenges is how to contextually design a new building with our language in a conservative neighborhood.
Our project challenges the “flat” urbanism of the site. The diagram illustrated the flat urban fabric and how our building stands out from the rest by doubling the average height. Moreover, in order to emphasize the concept , the largest block was positioned on the roof of the biggest existing building on the site. In assembling our large building, we were interested in maintaining the void at the center of the building as well as the area between the existing and the new building.