Amsterdam 235 | JSª

• April 4, 2010

Mexican architectural office JSª has completed the Amsterdam 235 in Mexico. The project consists in the intervention in an old Art Deco house, catalogued by the National Institute of Beaux Arts. The new interpretation of the house was delivered by its formal arrangement, randomized window pattern with textures and colors, as well as clean detailing.

The façades of this new body are mainly in glass, in contrast to the massiveness of the Art Deco architecture, at the same time, a large stained-glass window in modern style with rectangular pieces of glass of different colors and textures pays homage to the stained-glass windows of the original house.

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Amsterdam 235, image courtesy of JSª

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Amsterdam 235, image courtesy of JSª

+ Project description courtesy of JSª

The project consists in the intervention in an old Art Deco house, catalogued by the National Institute of Beaux Arts.  The complete house, façade and interiors, was recovered to create three apartments (one duplex, two simplex), with access through a hall of double height, decorated with epoch moldings and stained-glass windows.

At the far end of the property a building is designed, with five apartments in six levels, three of which are superimposed on the building. Each of these is recessed, creating terraces which open to an avenue lined with trees. The way in which the new building and house are joined, opens the space for a central patio, southerly oriented.

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Amsterdam 235, image courtesy of JSª

All five apartments live toward this area. The façades of this new body are mainly in glass, in contrast to the massiveness of the Art Deco architecture, at the same time, a large stained-glass window in modern style with rectangular pieces of glass of different colors and textures pays homage to the stained-glass windows of the original house.

The design took part in all the spaces, highlighting the decorative elements, such as moldings and windows, which were preserved in remodeling, These elements are combined with current elements, such as the newel stairs, or the contemporary chandeliers, and when mixed, they create an eclectic and warm environment.

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Amsterdam 235, image courtesy of JSª

The lighting combines elements in the ceiling, as well as decorative elements, creating warm atmospheres which are complemented with repetitive materials and colors throughout the apartment.

+ Project credits / data

Project: Amsterdam 235
Location: Amsterdam 235, Colonia Condesa
Date of project: 2005-2007
Activities: Architectural Design, Executive Project, Work Direction, Interiors

Design Team: JSª / Javier Sanchez.
Juan Soler, Mariana Paz, Enrique Salazar, Edurne Turcott, Mariana Sanchez, Daniela Sainz, Angelica Soberanes, Domingo Granados.

Interior Design Team: JSª / Javier Sánchez
Paola Calzada, Karen Kimura (apartments 102+202)

Construction: JSª / Javier Sánchez
Structure: Hector Margain, Fernando Valdivia
Installations: Gustavo Aguilar

Units: 8
Average surface: 2,476 sq ft
Surface for sale: 19,913 sq ft
Total surface: 27,770 sq ft

+ All images and drawings courtesy of JSª

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Category: Architecture, Residential, Selected

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