High-density vertical growth proposal in Mexico DF
The project aims to disassociate itself from the current of architecture that, mired in the "culture of the icon", sometimes forgets its collective commitment when building a city. The proposal rises up in the city like a light, porous tapestry full of reflections. Allowing natural ventilation and a double orientation of the entire program. A surface that folds when it reaches the ground and meets the necessary equipment for the neighborhood in which it is inserted.
The street, the ground level, is no longer the place of relationship in XXL. The street connects to the building in the city, but its relationship with it is limited to the location of the communication centers and main lobbies. The places of relationship and sociability go to upper trays where the exchange infrastructures from one program to another flow.
Mexico DF is today in a process of urban redensification due to the great scarcity of land and an overpopulation that does not stop increasing. The construction of large condensers in specific nodes could oxygenate the congestion that the city suffers today. At the crossroads of the two main arteries that cross this colossal megalopolis, Avenida Insurgentes and Paseo de la Reforma, this vertical growth proposal is located that seeks to become an alternative to the model of free-standing monofunctional residential towers.
Andy Warhol said in his book Mi filosofía de A a B y de B a A (1975): «the true luxury is to have empty space». The highest percentage of the program is defined by the use of housing. This is where it has been tried to introduce a series of premises that provide flexible conditions for the habitability cell. The need to design an ambiguous space inside the home, without preconceived use, will provide that margin of adaptability for the user. This space will respond to the different social agreements that occur between families, and can be transformed into an improvised bedroom, a study or a workspace. On the other hand, the congestion of contemporary cities has led us to reflect on the introduction of a space in the home where the little ones can play, run, jump, a space that allows developing social relationships without an inherited classical pattern of conventional housing. In short, a space that responds to the mobile and portable practices of the new contemporary demands. An alterable space. A space for negotiation.