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Core 31, residences challenging the conventional notion of luxury

CRAFT Arquitectos

Housing  /  Completed
CRAFT Arquitectos

Located in one of the most important new urban luxury housing developments in the center of the country, the design seeks to generate a new possibility for residential architecture that with its language differentiates itself from the common housing projects that are usually offered in these new developing areas.

Core 31 challenges the conventional notion of luxury limited to expensive materials. It redefines luxury by offering various spatial options beyond the private program. The interior spaces feature generous configurations with clear lines and shapes, while the exteriors are designed for privacy and habitability. The building's architectural presence contributes to its context, introducing new possibilities in residential architecture.

Beyond mere formal exploration, the distinctive shape of the building aims to add significant value to the accompanying housing development schemes. It softens the relationships between masses, preserves neighboring views, and offers different perspectives, which presented a significant design challenge. Furthermore, the shape enhances the building's performance against strong winds prevalent in the area, in addition to providing expressive design qualities.

The main challenge of the project was to search for a new possibility within residential architecture commonly offered in these developing areas, while optimizing crucial factors such as lighting, views, privacy, and interior spaciousness. It also responds to its context, maximizing the potential of the site and its location.

The name of this tower with 31 apartments is due to the structural core. The core covers an important floor area where the elevators, lobbies, wet areas and dressing rooms for secondary bedrooms are distributed. This structural core behaves like a backbone that gives the building the necessary rigidity and provides it with stability. The floor plan is distributed in an area of ​​460 sqm in a circular layout that takes advantage of the 360˚ panoramic views on each of the floors. The terraces rotate 2.6˚ with respect to the previous floor, creating a twisting effect on the overall volume of the building and ensuring that all residents have a private outdoor space.

The main challenge of the project was to search for a new possibility within residential architecture commonly offered in these developing areas, while optimizing crucial factors such as lighting, views, privacy, and interior spaciousness. It also responds to its context, maximizing the potential of the site and its location.

Credits

 Estado de México
 Messico
 Confidential
 12/2022
 25000 mq
 Confidential
 CRAFT Arquitectos
 CRAFT Arquitectos
 ADAI Arquitectos Ingenieros | Anteus Constructora
 Structural Engineering Consultants: WSP Structural Engineering Principal: Luis Bozzo Estructuras y Proyectos
 Jaime Navarro

Curriculum

CRAFT Arquitectos is a young interdisciplinary team, led by Alan Rahmane and based in Mexico City, dedicated to the design, construction and development of architectural projects in a wide range of typologies and scales.

We are part of a new generation of architects, who seek to have a clear vision of the city, its inhabitants and their needs. We are always in constant search of the qualities of the environment that add up to the definition of our spaces.

We believe without a doubt that good architecture, made with responsibility, is efficient and profitable, from the moment it understands its surroundings and is aware of the real dimension of its impact on the city. We want our practice to have a positive impact on its environs and on those who inhabit it.

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