fernanda canales + arquitectura 911: elena garro cultural center fernanda canales + arquitectura 911: elena garro cultural center
apr 07, 2013

fernanda canales + arquitectura 911: elena garro cultural center

‘elena garro cultural center’ by fernanda canales + arquitectura 911, coyoacan, mexico city, mexicoimage © jaime navarroall images courtesy of fernanda canales

 

 

 

the ‘elena garro cultural center’ by mexican architects fernanda canales and arquitectura 911 renovates an early 20th century home on fernandezleal street and converts it into a cultural center for the community. the intervention can be experienced in three primary design moves: a boxedconcrete extension meeting the street that frames the original facade of the existing home, a series of exterior courtyards creating an exterior pathfor gatherings of various sizes, and a three-storey rectangular volume at the back of the residence that contains a multi-purpose room, storerooms, and a parking lot on the ground floor.

 

 

front entrance in a concrete frame-like structure with the original facade preserved insideimage © jaime navarro

 

 

double height book shelving that wraps the interior of the additionimage © jaime navarro

 

  • beautiful!

    erika says:
  • why can’t more architecture be this good, an amazingly good balance of materials, light, color, nature, solid design.

    kalvin says:

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