Minimalist And Brutalist Apartment In Mexico

This brutalist and sculptural building is located in Mexico City and features a garden, light wells and a pool

This brutalist and sculptural building is located in Mexico City and features a garden, light wells and a pool.

This apartment is located in Tennyson 205 is a five-storey apartment building in one of Mexico City’s most upscale and leafy neighborhoods. The building and apartment itself were designed by Tucson-based architects Studio Rick Joy with a sculpturally refined brutalist rigor. Hemmed in on three sides, the two-unit residence features three landscaped courtyards that also function as light wells, drawing daylight into the lower levels of the building while softening the minimalist interiors with lush foliage.

The apartment features a minimalist aesthetic of contemporary sophistication and subdued luxuriance. Hardwood floorboards echo the pattern of the board-formed concrete walls and add warmth, as do exquisitely crafted oak cabinetry, doors and ceilings. Craftsmanship is also on display in the travertine kitchen counters and bathroom surfaces. Furnished with modern pieces and textiles of cream and black hues, and flooded with filtered daylight, the spaces evoke a contemplative ambience.

The limited materials palette continues inside with board-formed concrete dominating both the apartment interiors and the semi-enclosed spaces piercing the building, while a variety of floor-recessed planters, planting boxes built into shaft walls, and suspended baskets with hanging vines fill the light wells with lush greenery, softening the exposed concrete structure.

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Light wells and inner courtyards are traditional for Spanish architecture, and they were incorporated here.

Light wells and inner courtyards are traditional for Spanish architecture, and they were incorporated here.

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The exterior materials and design were continued indoors to make the building cohesive.

The exterior materials and design were continued indoors to make the building cohesive.

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The living room is done with wood and plywood, in a neutral color palette and with catchy furniture pieces.

The living room is done with wood and plywood, in a neutral color palette and with catchy furniture pieces.

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The workspace is done with a desk and some chairs, you can see a bright rhinestone hanging on the wall.

The workspace is done with a desk and some chairs, you can see a bright rhinestone hanging on the wall.

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Take a look at a catchy metal artwork or mirror, it gives a cool modern touch to the space.

Take a look at a catchy metal artwork or mirror, it gives a cool modern touch to the space.

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Light shades and natural materials are spruced up with bright spots of color.

Light shades and natural materials are spruced up with bright spots of color.

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This small bedroom features a quirky bed, a bold rug, a basket and a polished metal nightstand.

This small bedroom features a quirky bed, a bold rug, a basket and a polished metal nightstand.

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Inner courtyards enliven the indoor spaces with lush plants.

Inner courtyards enliven the indoor spaces with lush plants.

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This bedroom features lots of wood, a large bed and a window, a non-working fireplace with candles.

This bedroom features lots of wood, a large bed and a window, a non-working fireplace with candles.

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The kid's room is done with colorful touches and bright toys to spruce it up for kids.

The kid's room is done with colorful touches and bright toys to spruce it up for kids.

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The kitchen is done with neutral cabinets, white stone countertops and a large window.

The kitchen is done with neutral cabinets, white stone countertops and a large window.

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The bathroom is done with a frosted glass window, an oval tub and simple yet luxurious items.

The bathroom is done with a frosted glass window, an oval tub and simple yet luxurious items.

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There's a terrace with shutter doors and simple modern furniture in red and black.

There's a terrace with shutter doors and simple modern furniture in red and black.

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