Save this picture!© Zolezzi Uribe+ 39Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Apartments 2018 “COPY” Year: AIRA / anonimousSave this projectSaveAIRA / anonimous Photographs: Zolezzi Uribe, Yoshihiro KoitaniMedia & Marketing Anonimous:María Luisa GuzmánConstruction:anonimousDevelopment:Grupo MomentumStructure:3mdc Grupo InmobiliarioMasonry/Finishes:COMAQSOCarpentry:Hagamos Muebles & AVA integraAluminium Work:IAVA & BITALUMPrincipal Anonimous:Alfonso JiménezDirection Anonimous Cdmx:Bárbara TrujilloArchitecture Team:Edgar Alarcón, Joaquín Ríos, César Medina, Ian Pablo Amores, Nadia Ferrufino, David Muñoz, Heliana Echavarria, Yesenia Ruiz, Carlos Cervantes, José Sánchez, Christopher Franco, Crystal MartínezCity:Santiago de QuerétaroCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Located in one of the most extensively developed areas in the north of the city of Querétaro, and 100m from one of the principal avenues, AIRA is a tower of 35 apartments. The project is located on a narrow and deep site measuring 2,100 m2. Its compact volumetry reflects the intention to generate open space and to create green areas and offers a forceful vertical response to an area dominated by horizontal architecture.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniWith 10,382m2 of construction, seven apartment prototypes are distributed four per level. Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 are standard floor plans with apartments on one floor ranging from 97m2 to 157m2. On levels 5 and 6 there is a special apartment type with two levels and 170m2 of floor space. On levels 9 and 10 there are two penthouses per floor, those facing south measure 260m2 and those facing north 236m2.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniMore than 1,000m2 of plaza, terraces, and gardens complement the living space of the project. The public amenity areas occupy the base and the top of the tower. The construction occupies the center of the site, with a tree-lined plaza for public use to the north and a more private garden to the south. The Lobby welcomes users and is followed by spaces that complement each other, functioning together or independently. Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniTo one side, the event room extends to the pergola terrace, fostering time spent outdoors, and to the other, the roofed pool and terrace, which are complemented by the barbecue area and gardens. Rising from the abutment, the west façade seeks privileged views of a wooded residential area and the imposing Querétaro sunset. To the north are views of the distant mountain range that divides the states of Querétaro and Guanajuato.Save this picture!Rooftop Level PlanSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniFrom the outside, the monolith presents perforations and cut-outs, while from the inside the views are framed and the space is made comfortable by inviting air and light into the spaces. Sculpting the solid to work with the void: the final shape of the building emerges from treating the volumetry as if it were a stone sculpture. Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniThe pigmented concrete in sandy tones was the basis for shaping the composition of the building, while double-height compositions form the top of the tower. The rhythm and movement of the openings are inspired by the fact that each person and each family have unique needs and tastes, meaning that no level is the same, even if they are standard floor plans. The terraces or the separation between the abutments serve to dramatize the volumetry, and deep cracks appear that are announced on all four facades, inviting the air and light to tour the building.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniA constant presence of the natural world was sought, and all floors are enlivened by this relationship; green hues are painted by nature with the planters that are distributed over the facades. The walls of pigmented concrete allude to the color of the soil in the area; they are structure and skin at the same time. The color of the different nuances of the material generates subtlety in the volumetry and allows the building to age in a more dignified way over time. Aira has been recognized with the 2nd place in the category “Residential” at the Cemex 2018 Awards.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniProject gallerySee allShow lessHangzhou Liangzhu Mengxi Town / CUC·zoyoSelected ProjectsUrban Sketchers Mexico Pays Tribute to Pedro Ramírez VázquezArticlesProject locationAddress:Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” AIRA / anonimous Mexico Architects: anonimous Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10382 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyApartments•Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907302/aira-anonimous Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907302/aira-anonimous Clipboard CopyAbout this officeanonimousOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSantiago de QuerétaroMexicoPublished on December 08, 2018Cite: “AIRA / anonimous” [AIRA / anonimous] 08 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.