Located to the west of Mexico City, this project arises from the commission to develop a space where the client could experiment and create music, and at the same time it could be permanently inhabited.

Our proposal is defined as an intervention highlighted by the elements that make up the music, interpreted in materiality and textures, generating to the user the feeling of being able to compose by using the entire space as a music studio, through the rhythms of solids, voids, lines and lights.

The access and circulations are emphasized through a wooden corridor, allusive to a stringed instrument -such as a guitar or violin-, protecting the service area and the recording studio. Inside the public area of the apartment, daily activities converge within a space with the characteristics of a harp, translated into a double height box that is reduced in a triangular shape from side to side.

The use of elements with rhythm and repetition is a characteristic, such as a system of beams and led lights on the ceiling, which evoke the strings and keys of a piano. The transition towards the private areas standout with the cadence of light and textures in relation to the composition of the music. In the same tenor, a sculptural brass staircase offers the feeling of a wind instrument.

The music room is the protagonist of the program, which was designed as a room inside other spaces, developing irregular pyramids in the walls, to generate the acoustic conditions that allow to record and play music isolated from the outside. The rest was solved by covering the walls with a red textile, making a reference to a instrument case, which converts the user into an instrument itself.

On the upper level, a terrace was integrated, where the wooden beams are repeated in a warped way. From this element, the interior social areas are unified with this exterior space, unfolding with balance and harmony.

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Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. A system of beams and led lights on the ceiling evoke the strings and keys of a piano. Photo  of Musician's Apartment

A system of beams and led lights on the ceiling evoke the strings and keys of a piano.

Modern home with Kitchen, Granite Counter, Refrigerator, Drop In Sink, Microwave, Ceiling Lighting, Metal Cabinet, and Dishwasher. The access and circulations are emphasized through a wooden corridor, allusive to a stringed instrument  Photo 2 of Musician's Apartment

The access and circulations are emphasized through a wooden corridor, allusive to a stringed instrument

Modern home with Living Room, Pendant Lighting, Sofa, Chair, Coffee Tables, Accent Lighting, Bookcase, Ceiling Lighting, and Concrete Floor. A warm and cozy atmosphere through the use of wood and selected furniture. Photo 3 of Musician's Apartment

A warm and cozy atmosphere through the use of wood and selected furniture.

Modern home with Living Room, Ottomans, Pendant Lighting, Accent Lighting, Wall Lighting, Chair, Concrete Floor, and Coffee Tables. The social area has the characteristics of a harp, defined by a double-height roof with a triangular shape. Photo 4 of Musician's Apartment

The social area has the characteristics of a harp, defined by a double-height roof with a triangular shape.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Concrete Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Lighting, and Table. The use of elements with rhythm and repetition is a characteristic. Photo 5 of Musician's Apartment

The use of elements with rhythm and repetition is a characteristic.

Modern home with Dining Room, Concrete Floor, Chair, Table, and Wall Lighting. Our intervention highlighted by the elements that make up the music. Photo 6 of Musician's Apartment

Our intervention highlighted by the elements that make up the music.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, and Wood Tread. A sculptural brass staircase offers the feeling of a wind instrument. Photo 7 of Musician's Apartment

A sculptural brass staircase offers the feeling of a wind instrument.

Modern home with Shed & Studio and Home Theater Room Type. Music room. Photo 8 of Musician's Apartment

Music room.

Modern home with Shed & Studio and Home Theater Room Type. The user is isolated from the exterior and becomes himself in an instrument. Photo 9 of Musician's Apartment

The user is isolated from the exterior and becomes himself in an instrument.

Modern home with Shed & Studio and Home Theater Room Type. With a set of pyramids and red textile, we create the acoustic conditions to record and play music. Photo 10 of Musician's Apartment

With a set of pyramids and red textile, we create the acoustic conditions to record and play music.

Modern home with Granite Counter and Ceiling Lighting. Bathroom. Photo 11 of Musician's Apartment

Bathroom.

Modern home with Chair. Master bedroom. Photo 12 of Musician's Apartment

Master bedroom.

Modern home with Staircase and Wood Tread. The transition to the private areas standout with the cadence of light and textures in relation to the music. Photo 13 of Musician's Apartment

The transition to the private areas standout with the cadence of light and textures in relation to the music.

A terrace was integrated on the upper level. Photo 14 of Musician's Apartment modern home

A terrace was integrated on the upper level.

The social areas are unified with this exterior space, unfolding with balance and harmony. Photo 15 of Musician's Apartment modern home

The social areas are unified with this exterior space, unfolding with balance and harmony.

A cover of wooden beams are repeated in a warped way. Photo 16 of Musician's Apartment modern home

A cover of wooden beams are repeated in a warped way.

Architect
Landscape Design
  • Misael Mendoza
Photographer
Structure
  • Apartment
  • Year
  • 2018
  • Square Feet
  • 250