2019 Best of Design Award for Residential — Multiunit: 139 SCHULTZ

Designer: CPDA Arquitectos
Construction: MOCAA Arquitectos
Location: Mexico City

139 SCHULTZ is a six-level building made up of 21 apartments, with an interior distribution that favors ventilation and natural lighting in all living areas, along with views toward inner courtyards as well as the street. The facade facing Schultz Street is composed of a sculptural and monolithic double skin of red concrete that creates privacy for residents. The interior facades are composed of red enameled partitions and floor-to-ceiling windows. The exterior shape of the building, generated from a varied arrangement of internal spaces, is incomprehensible from the inside, but the form is free and ductile, as if an interior force pressed the walls outward. The expansive character of the interiors of the dwellings promotes distraction and dreams.

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: XS House
Designer: ISA

exterior of a highly thin residential building on the corner of two streets

Residential Multiunit: Honorable Mention: XS House (Sam Oberter)

Project Name: Origami
Designer: Waechter Architecture

the exterior of a housing development

Residential Multiunit: Honorable Mention: Origami (Jeremy Bittermann)

Editor’s Picks

Project Name: Bastion Community
Designer: OJT

Project Name: Solstice on the Park
Designer: Studio Gang

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