Ai Tower / HW Studio

first_imgCopyApartments, Residential•Morelia, Mexico Projects Apartments Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Porcelanosa Grupo, Interceramic, Krion porcelanosa, URREA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Mexico Photographs Design Team:Roger Bores, Oscar Didier Asencio, Ander Sánchez, Jesús López, Paula MacouzetCity:MoreliaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Torre Ai is in a very interesting neighborhood in Morelia named Chapultepec. The first few cases of modern architecture in the city were found there.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoIn the 1960’s the upper-class people settled in this neighborhood and began to adopt new ideas coming from Mexico City. There was an enormous pleasure and euphoria for the kind of architecture that Luis Barragan, Mario Pani and Juan O’Gorman, among others were developing.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorWalking around Chapultepec, one can feel and notice the modernist vein of the neighborhood. Although it is already declining due to the enormous rate of crime and violence, some cases of housing still preserving the modern architectural principles stand out.It became clear to us that the small tower had to uphold some of those modern architectural principles that make this neighborhood so special.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe program is organized as follows: the first story works as an underground parking lot; the second story is the owner’s classic car garage; starting from the third story, the program is divided in two sections: a warehouse standing at the back of the property and one and two-bedroom apartments at the front.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoAs the space for housing was limited, we placed all the horizontal and vertical circulations and services on the right, thus freeing up the center of the floor and making the most of the available space. The public areas are kept completely open, while the private ones are easily separated by a wall.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe orientation of the facade towards the east generated sunshine issues in the morning. For that reason, and because of the lack of nice views towards the street, we proposed an aluminum shutter that allowed a dimmed light through in the morning and diffused the views from the inside to the outside and back.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoI must confess that I also fancied the idea of seeing silhouettes from the outside as if performing in a play.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe building’s largest and most outspoken windows face south. The purpose, besides having a convenient orientation, is to be able to see the long mountain of Santa Maria running from east to west, which is an important focal point in the city.These windows open completely to allow the fresh air coming down from that very mountain, connecting the user to it in many different ways.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe height of the adjoining wall is high enough to hide the roofs from the neighbors but low enough for the mountain to lay on.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoAI tower, white and modern in nature, aims to be a space that evokes silence, a pause among the noisy and sometimes violent symphony of forms within any city.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoProject gallerySee allShow lessRenovation of Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Villa into a Hotel / Kamiya ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in Ladera / Estudio Juan Domingo SantosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Gral. Manuel de La Pena y Pena Pte, 510, Chapultepec Sur, 58260 Morelia, Mich., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Dane Alonso+ 38Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  10763 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 ArchDaily Lead Architects: Photographs:  Dane Alonso Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: HW Studio Area Area of this architecture project Ai Tower / HW Studio Oscar Didier Asencio Castro, Sergio Antonio García Padilla Ai Tower / HW StudioSave this projectSaveAi Tower / HW Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHW StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialMoreliaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on November 26, 2020Cite: “Ai Tower / HW Studio” [Torre Ai / HW Studio] 26 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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