Taxco 25 is a proposal that dialogues with the neighborhood day-to-day life and its traditional architectures. The project begins with a Functionalist style (1940’s) house inscribed in the heritage catalogue by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). The Institute solicited the volumetric features of the new construction to be based on the lines and gestures of the original house. Our proposal is a mix of a copy and abstraction process.The side vegetated corridor typology that runs from the street inward is kept.
The units are open-space dwellings with a 10.5 ft. floor to ceiling height. A range of five diverse typologies was designed in order to bring a variety of living options: a heritage house, threes studios, one two-level apartment. The entire flat roof is designed as an open terrace or roof garden.