Antonio Sola Town-Houses

Ambrosi | Etchegaray rethink life inside this old house in Condessa, Mexico City, creating interiors mimicking the original patios while mantaining privacy.

Ambrosi | Etchegaray,  Antonio Sola Town-Houses, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City
The buildings in Condessa, Mexico City, have special regulations surrounding the preservation of architectural heritage because of the history of the neighborhood.
The commision ask to design four living units on a site where a registred house with a historic facade was to be preserved. This condition inspired Ambrosi | Etchegaray to rethink life inside the old house and translate the schema into the new building.
Ambrosi | Etchegaray,  Antonio Sola Town-Houses, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City
Ambrosi | Etchegaray, Antonio Sola Town-Houses, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City

The project’s intention was to create interior spaces mimicking the original patios while mantaining privacy of these spaces from the other apartments. These patios allowed each apartment to be naturally lit and ventilated. Garden beds where also incorporated at the limits between the interior and the patios in order to incorporate the landscape within the architecture.

This process helped us  understand how to treat a valued heritage with awarness and care and the result is an juxtaposition of memory and urban development.


Antonio Sola Town-Houses, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City
Program : residential
Architects : Ambrosi | Etchegaray
Area : 980 sqm
Completion : 2014

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