A Mexico City Apartment is blending nature with city life, a project by Studio Rick Joy
In this project located in Mexico City, the Architecture firm ‘Studio Rick Joy’ blends brutalism design with natural light and plant life. This project is a five-story apartment building known as ‘Tennyson 205.’ Located in one of the higher-end neighborhoods in Mexico known as Polanco, the building fits in nicely with the surrounding modern homes.
While the whole building is constructed out of poured concrete the structure is not as harsh as you might think. In an attempt to soften the structure the designers decided to create three light wells and arranged various sets of plants and hanging vines. Bringing in some beautiful color to the building while also allowing natural light which also plays off the concrete by showcasing the texture within each wall.
The inside of the building is split into two apartment homes with each one taking up two floors of space. Each one has its own private outdoor patio while the top floor penthouse has a rooftop terrace with a pool. The inside of each apartment is decorated in a minimalist style with hardwood flooring, suspended wood ceiling, and completed with built-in wood cabinets. The large windows allow for plenty of light to fill each room while also providing a gorgeous view of the city skyline.
Images by Joe Fletcher