HGR Arquitectos reinforces triangular concrete housing in opposition to seismic exercise

Native studio HGR Arquitectos has accomplished a triangular concrete residence block with a rounded nook meant to face up in opposition to earthquakes in Mexico Metropolis.

Generally known as MO288 – an abbreviation of the constructing’s tackle – the multifamily mission consists of 15 residences and two industrial areas throughout six tales. HGR Arquitectos completed the 15,047-square-foot (1,398 sq. metres) mission in March of 2023 for developer Ciudad Vertical.

The six-storey constructing accommodates residences and industrial areas

The city website within the Cuauhtémoc district of town beforehand held a constructing that was structurally compromised in the course of the earthquake in September 2017 and subsequently demolished.

Positioned at a busy intersection, the wedge-shaped lot measures 3,143 sq. ft (292 sq. metres), so the staff labored to show the mission inward in the direction of a big courtyard that encompasses a rounded edge, mirroring the rounded nook on the outside.

Board-formed concrete courtyard with planting and curved cut-out ceiling
HGR Arquitectos added a courtyard with a inexperienced wall

Load-bearing partitions get rid of the necessity for columns and permit rectangular rooms to suit into the triangular plan.

“Along with being a problem by way of architectural design, the structural design of the projected constructing was a serious problem for structural calculation and seismic design,” the staff mentioned.

Multi-storey concrete housing by HGR Arquitectos on a tree-lined street
The constructing has board-formed concrete partitions punctuated with black field balconies

A soil mechanics research discovered agency soil 30 metres under the bottom stage so the staff drove 32-metre strengthened concrete piles underneath the constructing.

“Along with the muse slab and the concrete load-bearing partitions strengthened on the bottom flooring, they work synchronously with the brick and concrete load-bearing partitions on the higher ranges,” the staff defined.

On the facade, brown, board-formed concrete is banded with the strong strains of the ground plates. Vertical, black-framed home windows run in columns, punctuated by alternating boxy balconies that jut out of the constructing’s perimeter in the identical darkish, matte metallic plating that wraps the bottom flooring.

The rounded nook has inset balconies that look out to the intersection.

Concrete courtyard with curved balconies and greenery
Curved balconies overlook the interior courtyard

Tenant industrial areas maintain two corners of the bottom flooring, whereas the third is occupied by a compact storage with tandem parking stackers. A central circulation core leads as much as the residences.

Every higher flooring accommodates three one-bedroom items, match collectively like a jigsaw puzzle into tight flooring plans between 750 and 800 sq. ft (70-75 sq. metres).

Triangular concrete building with rounded corner by HGR Arquitectos
The triangular constructing has a rounded nook

“All of the areas have been nicely ventilated and illuminated, however strive to not have massive openings as a result of noise of the street that adjoins the constructing,” the staff instructed Dezeen.

The areas alongside the courtyard have slender translucent home windows that convey gentle into the residences with out compromising privateness. The courtyard useless ends right into a planted inexperienced wall alongside the adjoining constructing’s property line.

Additionally positioned in Mexico Metropolis, HGR Arquitectos alternating banded design can also be current within the studio’s Emiliano Zapata 167 residence block, solely translated into orange brick, which was accomplished earlier than the 2017 earthquake.

Quite a few different buildings have been rebuilt after the 2017 earthquake, together with a church with a vaulted ceiling in Jojutla.

The images is by Diana Arnau.

Venture credit:

Architect: Marcos Hagerman, HGR Arquitectos
Improvement: Cuidad Vertical
Govt drawing: Rodrigo Durán
Structural design: Mata y Triana Ingenieros Consultores
Set up: ZMP Instalaciones
Communications: Space Colectiva