NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos

first_imgPhotographs:  Carlos Figueroa, Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Mitsubishi Electric, Comex, Firenze, GAIA, Helvex, Ikapali, La nueva avenida, Mexico Solar, Porcelanite, Simon Electronic, TecnoliteContractor:ADAI Arquitectos IngenierosRenders:Barbeta ArchstudioCity:Ciudad de MéxicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. NIU (nest in Catalan) evokes the creation of community within the space where one lives. This 4-level building with 54 housing cells is not a traditional residential project, it applies a model designed to share and cohabit in spaces created in search of developing human activity for a new generation of citizens who are looking for a place that gives them a sense of “belonging”. The conceptual axis of the project is to generate complete habitable cells (a fully furnished space with a bathroom, kitchen-dining room, closet, bedroom and living room with all the services included) that allows its inhabitants to have privacy and independence in a building that favors belonging to something bigger: a community of diverse people, who share compatible interests and ways of living. That is why the architectural program is enriched with a variety of common spaces: co-working, gym, playroom, podcasts room, two roof gardens where there are recreational activities, meeting rooms and cafeteria.Save this picture!© Carlos FigueroaSave this picture!Type planSave this picture!© Carlos FigueroaThe architectural project was born from the intervention of a residential building from the 60s in the Narvarte neighborhood. The original building respects the main longitudinal and transverse structural axes, the circulation spaces and the original façade modulation that is intervened only by intentionally opening openings. The original 90m2 apartment space is reconfigured into two complete 45m2 living cells. The original nucleus of stairs is eliminated, and they are placed in a linear way within the circulation space, which allows access to the last of the apartments and has the finish of natural light in the corridors. NIU responds to the needs of inhabiting new generations, where sustainability is an important factor; the building does not have parking spaces because it favors the use of collective means of transport and with less environmental impact such as bicycles, it has solar panels that use its energy to heat water and is committed to the recovery of its original building.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!ProgramSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe objective of the project is to respect the memory of the old building starting from a city that has already been adequately built and as a conscious exercise in adaptive reuse for this type of existing building in use, maintaining many of its original qualities, but transforming it into a vibrant space to live looking for ways to add and give new life to the historic neighborhoods of the city, generating a new sense of community and contributing to the urban fabric. “Now more than ever before, the rehabilitation and recovery of constructed buildings is a central issue. Rehabilitation is always more sustainable than any new way of building.” Alan Rahmane The space in which one lives significantly defines the way in which a lifestyle is lived, in which the exchange of experiences and sustainability are fundamental pillars. Niu seeks to create this necessary feeling of cohabitation, the conceptual argument and the execution of the architectural project are designed and built to share experiences within a community.Save this picture!© Carlos FigueroaProject gallerySee allShow less13KV Dordrecht Health Center / RoosRos ArchitectenSelected ProjectsBIM in Landscape Architecture: Scenarios, Possibilities and BreakthroughsArticlesProject locationAddress:Ciudad de México, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2020 Mexico ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  3500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Apartmentscenter_img NIU Coliving / CRAFT ArquitectosSave this projectSaveNIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos “COPY” Architects: CRAFT Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects CopyApartments, Coliving•Ciudad de México, Mexico Save this picture!© Carlos Figueroa+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeCRAFT ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsColivingMexico CityOn FacebookMexicoPublished on May 11, 2020Cite: “NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos” [NIU Coliving / CRAFT Arquitectos] 11 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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