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JSMH Apartment

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

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JSMH Apartment

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2,960 sq. meters

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Project Description

Following a thorough renovation, this 14th-floor penthouse
was transformed into one of the most desirable apartments
in Mexico City thanks to its design and extraordinary location
looking over Chapultepec park. Each item of furniture was
expressly designed for this project, with the aim of achieving
a functional and highly aesthetic space.

The public area of the apartment was designed to allow
the possibility of merging with all the surrounding spaces
to achieve maximum floor space and fluid circulations.
The living-dining area was seen as a dynamic and versatile
space that can adapt itself to different uses.

For this reason, the dining table was designed as a large
block of marble that functions both as a bar and a table, with
a system to conceal the expanding cover, giving room to sit
comfortably to eat.

Behind the bar a large bookcase also operates as bar
shelving. The sense of space in this room is boosted by
the interplay of the mirrors set into this shelving and the
entrance door to the master bedroom on the far side. This
door is clad in a bronze mirror and offers the possibility of
linking this bedroom with the lounge. It was designed to
accommodate a magnificent, large-format painting by
Bosco Sodi.

The family room is located adjacent to the lounge, defined
by a lower ceiling height of 2.40 m that creates an intimate,
yet spacious, room. Its height reflects the second floor
constructed within the apartment to accommodate the
second bedroom and service area.

The TV cabinet is an original and versatile design, conceived
as a large block divided into two. The lower section was
manufactured in black steel, and houses an ethanol fireplace facing the lounge. The upper section is a solid block clad in marble that can be rotated 180°, meaning the screen can be
viewed from both the family room and the lounge.

The terrace is the heart of the apartment, connecting the
public area with the master bedroom across its broad
expanse offering outstanding views over the city. When both
sliding windows are opened the boundary between inside
and outside is blurred, creating a very pleasant, integrated
space. With outdoor furniture, planting around the edges,
and a table with built-in fireplace, this is the perfect space to
enjoy at any time of day.

The master bedroom is a luxury suite with exceptional views
over Chapultepec park, and with its own terrace. The black
mirror-clad dressing room is separated by a curtain, while
the bathroom enjoys excellent views towards the Polanco

Architectural Project: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
Termination Date: 2015

Interior Design: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Interior Director: Enrique Ralph
Interior Manager: Fernanda Patiño, Eric Ramírez
Media & Marketing: Rosalba Rojas, Jimena Orvañanos

Lighting Consultant: Luz y Forma
Audio & Video Consultant: Grupo Systems
Landscape Consultant: Verde 360
Photography: Paul Rivera
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