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Materially Diverse Apartments

Bulgaria 533 is Built from Brick, Wood, and Concrete

— May 10, 2017 — Art & Design
Dellekamp Arquitectos, a Mexican architecture studio, built Bulgaria 533 with young families in mind. The middle class housing development in Mexico City offers several different formats for apartments, and its goal is to provide families a high standard of materiality and spatiality that they can nonetheless afford.

On the point of materiality, Bulgaria 533 combines several different building materials. The roofs of the hallways and balconies are crafted from red bricks cast in a vaulted formation, giving the building a Victorian feel. This is then offset by stark concrete and wooden accents, a different but equally attractive stylistic reference.

Spatially, the apartment complex offers one-, two-, or three-bedroom units. These units have either balcony access or private access to a rooftop garden terrace, giving each family in the building adequate access to outdoor space.
Trend Themes
1. Material Diversity in Architecture - Exploring the use of different materials in architecture to create unique and visually appealing structures.
2. Affordable High-standard Housing - Developing housing solutions that provide a high standard of living at affordable prices, targeting middle-class families.
3. Flexible Apartment Formats - Offering apartment units with different formats and configurations to cater to the diverse needs of families.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Construction - Opportunity for architects and construction companies to experiment with various materials and designs to create visually striking and innovative structures.
2. Real Estate Development - The potential to develop affordable housing projects that prioritize high-quality materials and spatial design to meet the needs of middle-class families.
3. Urban Planning - Creating apartment complexes with flexible apartment formats and access to outdoor spaces to promote a comfortable living environment for families in urban areas.
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