insurgentes-1729

Using a CAD workflow in a rehabilitation project of historic buildings, optimising solutions for construction inaccuracies, historical concordance, and project documentation.

The ‘Insurgentes’ 1729 project emerges as a dual-purpose program: to generate a multi-purpose building (commercial, office) while generating a core trigger of development in a booming area like the Guadalupe Inn district.

The plot offered a double front: toward Insurgentes and the Guadalupe Inn. This would allow the development of a double program with the right conditions.

The building was developed following the concept of a series of rings whose geometrics features allowed two cores to be generated without over-staging surrounding architecture by its height, hence not affecting the district skyline. Nevertheless, the geometry offered the structural internal equilibrium feature; while individual elements would be unable to stand on its own, the complete structure offers a structural stasis. The most architectural significant idea in the project is proving how likely it is for a non-conventional volume to be both successfully integrated in its urban venue and financially viable in its internal supporting structure.