Situated in Chipinque, which is a part of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains in Northeastern Mexico, this apartment is located within a 1970’s complex that was designed to provide affordable housing during that time. The unit is about 61 square meters (or approximately 657 square feet) and needed a major overall and that’s just what it got with the help of Jakob Gomez.
The concrete structure needed to be reorganized when it came to layout and they wanted to focus on natural light, materials, and finishes.
The main zones of the apartment now center around a central foyer that you can’t miss. They picked a bold yellow, and I do mean bold, to cover the nook’s floor, walls, doors, and ceiling, giving the mostly concrete space a major punch.
The main living area has polished concrete floors that unify the different zones. Stainless steel was used for not only the appliances, but for the cabinets as well providing reflective surfaces in the small space. The floor to ceiling window on the one side makes you feel like you’re living within the trees.
Wooden and neutral furnishings were chosen keeping a bit of a masculine and industrial feel.
The wooden ceiling slants towards the wall of windows. The higher ceiling in the middle of the apartment makes the space feel larger – the windows do as well.
The yellow corridor houses the doorways to the bedrooms and bathroom.
The small bedrooms are void of color providing a cozy place for the residents to sleep.
Photos by GroovyChaos.