This private apartment with loft design elements appeared in Mexico City, Mexico, due to implementation of ReUrbano program, dedicated to reconstruction of houses, which suffered from the earthquake of 1985. This apartment is located at the historical district called Colonia Roma, which was damaged most of all. Cadaval & Solà-Morales company initiated this project of dwellings renovation in 2014. Despite small apartment`s square the authors managed to create stylish interior, which is comfortable for a young and active family.
High ceiling and solid stone walls allowed to build the second floor with comfortable staircases. There is a social zone at the first floor, containing a living room and dining room with full ceiling height and viewy windows, as well as kitchen and utility rooms. The second floor contains bedrooms, wardrobe room and cabinet. Small square of this floor allowed to isolate only one bedroom with accordion door.
The second bedroom and cabinet have no partitions and are divided by mobile drawer unit with shelves. Effective zonation and color palette make the apartment`s interior effective and modern. Classical contrast of black and white enlarges and enlivens the space. Subopened brick walls and whitewash over the brick lining, as well as lighting fixtures of industrial design are the reminders of the interior style.
Logical emphasizes are placed by bright yellow décor elements and original textile. Large inbuilt wardrobes aren`t look bulky, as black colour visually diminishes their size. Absence of traditional set of furniture (as there is only light armchairs, poufs and small coffee tables) create the sense of freedom. Contrast of black heavy wardrobes and light furniture with thin legs intensify the compositional conciseness of design.
The private apartment with design elements in the loft style appeared in Mexico City, Mexico thanks to the program ReUrbano of the rebuilding of houses damaged in the earthquake of 1985. The apartment is located in Colonia Roma – the historic district of the city that has suffered the most. The Cadaval & Solà-Morales implemented this project in 2014. Despite the small size of the apartment, the authors created a stylish interior for comfortable living of a young active family.
The high ceiling and solid stone walls have allowed equipment of the second floor with the convenient staircase. The social area that includes the living and dining rooms with full height ceilings and elegant windows, the kitchen and utility rooms is located on the first floor. The second one is occupied by the bedroom, dressing room and office. There is only one bedroom isolated be the folding doors thanks to a small area of the second floor. The second bedroom and the office didn’t have any partition, but they are separated by the cupboard with shelves.
Zoning and colors were selected really successfully what makes the apartment interior chic and modern. The classic contrast of black and white colors expands the space making it brighter. The most noticeable features of the loft style are partially exposed brick walls, whitewashing of masonry, and industrial design lamps. Bright yellow decorations and original textiles are eye-catching accentuations of this interior. Furthermore, the built-in closets don’t seem cumbersome, because the black color visually reduces their sizes.
The minimum set of furniture, for example, there are only light chairs, ottomans and two miniature coffee tables in the living room, creates a feeling of spaciousness. The compositional expressivity of the design is enhanced by the contrast combination of heavy black closets and the light furniture with thin legs.
Photos by Miguel de Guzman