[Kiltro Polaris Arquitectura & JC Arquitectura - Domus FELI - COVER IMG] Domus Feli facing the renovated plaza. Photos: Cesar Bejar and Rodrigo Calzada. Some images property of Dwell Maganize.

Domus FELI

Firm LocationMexico City, Mexico
CompanyKiltro Polaris Arquitectura & JC Arquitectura
Lead ArchitectVictor Imre Ebergenyi Kelly & Juan Carral O'Gorman
Design TeamJorge Viñas, Yissel Nolasco, Gerardo Pacheco, Valentina Bellego
ClientHola Donceles

In Mexico, social housing is known as small, ugly housing on the outskirts. We believe that social housing should be intra-urban housing that gives something back to society, in this case, recovering the immediate public space that connects the new building with the old houses and dwellers. Donceles Feli is a collective housing intervention located in a working-class neighborhood of 1,161 homes, developed in the 1980s by the Mexican national housing institution, Infonavit, for hospitality workers. We believe in building a strong community where its residents would be proud to live in.