Conceived as a housing development in Mexico City for young, middle-class families, Bulgaria 533 by Dellekamp Arquitectos aims for a very clear integration between space and structure.
The Bulgaria 533 apartment building by Dellekamp Arquitectos is located in Benito Juárez, Mexico City. It was conceived as a housing development for young, middle-class families. The main premise of the project was to design an economical structure that could also offer above-average materials and spaces.
Each apartment is divided into two modules, one containing the living room, dining room, and service core, and the second containing a room with a closet and bathroom. The project was stitched together with options to have one, two or three bedroom apartments. The apartments facing the street receive an exterior balcony, while interior units are offered a roof terrace.
The project aims for a very clear integration between space and structure. All of the materials are used in order to emphasize their plastic qualities. The layout of the apartment units also creates a clear articulation of structural systems and materials. The double-height central circulation, which is designed to bring additional daylight into center the center of the building, is built with a metal structure and vaulted brick ceilings.
Bulgaria 533, Mexico City
Program: apartment building
Architect: Dellekamp Arquitectos – Derek Dellekamp and Jachen Schleich
Area: 1840 sqm