Attractive Nicolas San Juan Apartment in Mexico
Inspired by the large shady trees of the Colonia del Valle neighborhood, the Nicolas San Juan Apartment building in Mexico City is also seismically approved and the very shape of the concrete limbs optimizes material use as well as the ability of the structure to withstand seismic activity. On top of the great aesthetics, beautiful textures and structural stability, the apartments by Mexico firm, Taller 13, also boast a ton of eco amenities for the residents.
This apartment features seven units with split levels and views of both the street and the quiet interior courtyard. Each apartment is properly isolated from the others with strawbales to improve insulation as well as sound barriers. Hot water is heated by a solar water system. Rainwater is collected from the roof and waste is managed through a recycling program.
The building is designed to withstand seismic activity and its skeletal structure optimizes the use of materials. The form of the concrete beams and framing was inspired by the beautiful, shady trees of the neighborhood. On the roof, a large bamboo structure has been built in order to create a large living shade installation once the plants start growing over it.