stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico

DVS 03 stands within Villa Serena apartment complex in Juárez

 

DVS 03 is an addition to the Villa Serena apartment complex in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, designed by Jorge Urias Studio. The project consists of two contemporary buildings, offering 33 unique one and two-bedroom apartments. The design features stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces that enhance interior space and create a dynamic interplay of light and shadow on the facade.

 

Located within an existing complex of low-rise brick buildings surrounded by common areas, gardens, a gym, and a pool, DVS 03 integrates seamlessly with its surroundings. The design began with a meticulous study of the site and an analysis of the axes of the original buildings to establish direct relationships between the new and existing structures. Rafael Gamo photographs the apartment complex.

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
all images by Rafael Gamo

 

 

Jorge Urias Studio’s design strategy prioritizes functionality

 

Each apartment in DVS 03 features balconies and terraces along the exterior perimeter. These elements provide sun protection, generate private outdoor spaces, and contribute to the facade’s dynamic appearance. Jorge Urias’ architectural practice follows a design strategy that prioritizes functionality, using a robust concrete frame with strategically placed brick-clad volumes that maximize interior space and double as storage solutions.

 

The buildings cover a total area of 3,250 sqm and utilize varied window modulations to create a sense of individuality in each unit. Jorge Urias Studio’s approach results in 33 distinct apartments, each with its own character, enhancing the architectural diversity and experience within the complex.

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
an exterior perimeter made up of balconies and terraces provides sun protection to the interiors

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
the design creates direct relationships between the new sector and the pre-existing environment

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
balconies generate a dynamic interplay of light and shadow on the building’s facade

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
native plants and xeriscape gardens encircle the apartment buildings

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each apartment’s distinct character enhances the overall architectural diversity of DVS 03

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
functional brick-clad volumes operate as storage and closets inside the apartments

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
each building is composed of three volumes interconnected by an exterior central stairwell

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
varied modulation of windows frames distinctive views inside each apartment

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
the facade responds to the meticulous study of the site and the analysis of the axes of the original buildings

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the design results in 33 distinct apartments, each with its own unique character

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
warm terracotta, brick, and exposed concrete harmonize with the site’s preexisting materiality

stepped brick-clad volumes and terraces outline DVS 03 residential complex in mexico
the project prioritizes functionality while integrating seamlessly with its surrounding environment

 

project info:

 

name: DVS 03 Apartments
architect: Jorge Urias Studio | @jorgeuriasstudio

design team: Jorge Urias Garza, Christian Cota, Luz Anaid Maravilla, Salvador Ruiz

client: Departamentos Villa Serena

location: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

photography: Rafael Gamo | @rafael_gamo

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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