The location within the site responds to the selection of an ideal environment for the center and a legal factor in land use. Within the selected area there are a number of disused buildings are reused, so an old building located in one of the boundaries of the property is annexed two wards in order to form a joint integration with existing nature.
The project starts from the premise of achieving integration – across the landscape – the existing building remodeling (Body A), and the adaptation of the Habitat House in the two pavilions of body work (body B).
The refurbishment of the existing is to rebuild the facades of the building (body A), seeking to renew the image through the use of the quarry as a coating material. Inside, the operation consists in dividing walls that make up the massage rooms and public and semipublic spaces. In short, it’s more of a purge job remodeling the item itself.
Adaptation of the House in two pavilions (bodies B) is from the volume of two levels, in two volumes of a level. The modular design is what gives the versatility to this adaptation. The transformation of an architecture designed for indoor outdoor architecture was, firstly, in the basement (foundation) on which to mount the wooden structures, and elsewhere in the slab that is added to the building. In turn, the facade was changed polycarbonate glass.
Outside the work of landscape consisted of a homogeneous material covered outdoor areas for the volumes to rest upon a sea of gravel and vegetation.
Location: México, D.F., México
Architects: Jorge Ambrosi, Lorenzo Farfán, François Belanger, José Pablo Ambrosi
Type: Edificio Recreativo / Recreation Building
Client: Luz Vergara
Area: 346 m²
Cost: 126300 €
Images: Luis Gordoa