NATURA

Prize Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Social Housing
Firm LocationMexico City, Mexico
CompanyArchetonic
Lead DesignerJacobo Micha & Jaime Micha
Design TeamArq. Ernesto Rossell Zanotell- Gerente de proyectos Arq. Desiree Gomez Cordova- Proyectos Arq. Alfredo Muñoz Jimenez- Proyectos Arq. Jose Luis Moreno- Dirección de obra Arq. Enrique Gutierrez- Dirección de obra

NATURA is an exploration between natural and artificial. The concept for this project was to explore the beautiful fragmentation and detachment that leaves suffer in the weathering process and found a way to translate this phenomenon to concrete imitating and applying this effect to the buildings, in this process and with the same force we felt compromise to apply color to a project that refers in a harmonic way to nature. In nature we always see color. It is all around us in the environment. Color comes with great challenge in architecture and we are determined to explore its effects, we have always in mind the influence of our great master Luis Barragan. As Mexican architects we choose to continue conceiving architecture with color.