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Flavia in Xalapa, Mexico designed by Rafael Pardo Arquitectos

Designed by Mexican architecture studio Rafael Pardo Arquitectos, Flavia building is located in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

Architect's statement: Flavia was born under the premise of dignifying the minimum living space in a condominium within a land of limited dimensions typical of the downtown area of the city and promoting alternative transportation. The volumetry sits outdated and demure on the street.

Flavia in Xalapa, Mexico designed by Rafael Pardo Arquitectos image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

The breaststroke of the driveway extends to the porch of the apartments, causing the meeting between the public and the private, at street level a full glass facade encourages the visit to contemplate the interior, while the apparent concrete envelope is timid in the departments reserving the privacy of their users, meanwhile the neighborhood border is crossed, the spans change their size to flatter the panoramic view of the topography and vegetal ridge of the city.

Video by Naser Nader Ibrahim

The tonal palette of the floors was maintained towards the apparent concrete in order to give the color to the furniture that each user has as appropriation of the space. The roughness of the walls contrasts with the ceramic finish of the floors in social areas, while the bedrooms and recreation areas are sheltered by the carpet.

Thanks to the low neighborhood density and the capricious layout of the property, it is possible to hold an architectural match that grants ventilation and lighting of all the spaces in a natural way without losing the unique qualities that the activities within an apartment require.
A large part of the openings are strategically located according to the activity of the space to contemplate the city panorama.

concrete building in Xalapa Mexico image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

apartment facade with concrete image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

 

concrete facade apartment image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

plants growing on the roof of the apartment image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

concrete staircase with suspended steps image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

concrete staircase design image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

cafe area with concrete staircase and double volume ceiling image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

hanged fabric sculpture from ceiling in a cafe image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

the waiter preparing coffee for the visitors at coffeeshop image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

meeting table at the gallery room image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

hanged green sculptures on the walls image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

green sculpture in shape fo human hanged on the concrete wall image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

Flavia in Xalapa, Mexico designed by Rafael Pardo Arquitectosimage © Naser Nader Ibrahim

natural sunlight enters the room though skylight window image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

glass ceiling image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

wooden table and plastic chairs image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

wooden gallery exhibited in Flavia image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

gallery design image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

room with concrete walls image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

vertical glass window in the wall image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

staircase view from above image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

upside down human shaped sculpture hanged on concrete wall image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

glass skylight in the ceiling let the natural sunlight enters the building image © Naser Nader Ibrahim

apartment building with concrete facade and green plants grown on terrace image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

double volume space with concrete staircase image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

glass ceiling image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

sunlight enters the room through window opening in the wall image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

Flavia galleria in Xalapa Mexico image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

a bicycle at the entrance of apartment image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

green plants inside the inner courtyard near staircase image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

staircase design for apartments image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

small living space with chairs and table image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

studio room image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

small kitchen with dining table image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

bedroom with window image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

flower on the wooden table image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

terrace with panoramic view of the city image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

the city view from terrace image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

Flavia in Xalapa, Mexico designed by Rafael Pardo Arquitectosimage courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

cozy living room image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

glass window image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

apartment roomimage courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

glass table image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

the cafeteria view from street at night image courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 

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Project name: Flavia

Architecture firmRafael Pardo Arquitectos

Princcipa achitect: Rafael Pardo Ramos

Location: XalapaVeracruzMéxico

Completion year: 2016

Built area: 432 m²

Structural engineering: Rafael Gonzalo Jorge Zaldo Martínez

Photography: Naser Nader Ibrahim, courtesy of Rafael Pardo Arquitectos 


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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