U125

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationMexico City, Mexico
CompanyArchetonic
Lead ArchitectARCHETONIC Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas
Design TeamErnesto Rossell Zanotelli, Jessica Steiner Durán, Désirée Gómez Córdova Montes de Oca Ingenieros Consultores Rafael Gamo, Yoshihiro Koitani, Clara Micha
ClientConfidential

As architects, we have been inspired to make the
most of pre-existing infrastructure of our city.
This lead us to the project U125 that recycles a
house located in Lomas de Chapultepec and that
was orignally built in the 50s.
We saw the potential of this building and had the
vision to convert it into our firm’s headquarters;
we preserved the house, giving it added value
and a cutting-edge look.

The house that originally had 300 sqm in 3 levels
was recycled, transformed and extended. Today
it hosts an office program of 604 sqm in 4 levels
plus a terrace.

Considering the equity value of the house was
the guiding line for our design process. We
respected the proportions, openings, entrances
and volume preserving its original essence,
achieving harmony between the space that
existed and our intervention.