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Monday, March 27, 2017

Cadaval & Solà-Morales, Chihuahua-Reurbano building in Mexico City

The studio of Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales, with offices in Barcelona and Mexico City, has refurbished this previously abandoned building in the Mexican capital. The construction was partially sunken and had structural problems because it was built on a site with muddy subsoil of the old Texcoco lake. For this reason, to reduce the weight of the building the central part is emptied out with a courtyard, which favors natural ventilation and circulation. The project asserts the value of the existing structure, organized as three independent and unconnected blocks, and transforms it into a mixed-use volume with shops, offices, housing, and a kitchen garden on the roof. 
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