In Mexico City, the growing demand for housing in certain areas, as well as the increase in density, has motivated the population to find ways of making the most out of their rooftops. In this case, the client was looking to expand a small extra room to be used as a full studio with an independent access. One of the walls was partially demolished in order to add a second volume which would house the kitchenette, storage space, and a sofa-bed. The two volu-mes are connected by a metal roof which extends out to the edges of the house to create a covered patio. Thanks to a double wall and sliding pocket doors, the studio can be open up completely towards the terrace. The ‘incisions’ made to the existing structure are highlighted with a cement stucco finish and white paint, leaving the older brick exposed.

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Modern home with Bedroom, Brick Floor, Concrete Floor, Bed, Bookcase, Shelves, and Pendant Lighting. Bedroom view from the hallway Photo 2 of Narvarte TerraceView Photos

Bedroom view from the hallway

Modern home with Concrete Floor, Refrigerator, Living Room, Wood Counter, Wood Cabinet, and Sofa. Kitchen / living Photo 3 of Narvarte TerraceView Photos

Kitchen / living

Pocket doors open space to the terrace Photo 4 of Narvarte Terrace modern homeView Photos

Pocket doors open space to the terrace

Modern home with Wood Cabinet, Wood Counter, Brick Floor, Concrete Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Refrigerator, Drop In Sink, Sofa, Dining Room, Chair, and Table. Kitchen / living / dining Photo 8 of Narvarte TerraceView Photos

Kitchen / living / dining

Modern home with Sofa, Brick Floor, Outdoor, Concrete Floor, and Rooftop. View towards the terrace Photo 9 of Narvarte TerraceView Photos

View towards the terrace

Before renovation Photo 11 of Narvarte Terrace modern homeView Photos

Before renovation

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Architect
  • PALMA
Photographer
  • Luis Young
Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • Apartment
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 600
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