The library based in two bays heading towards north edge within the north-west veranda at La Ciudadela. It was made to spot the Antonio Castro Leal’s personalized library, it absolutely was expected a clear place through which the bookcases are tied for the partitions to whole height, these vertical factors in darkish fire wooden make the contrast with horizontal planes (floors) in soft wood and translucent glass, so as well the your furniture in white.
Despite the available room, one particular can distinguish 4 several areas: the reception, the teamwork spot, personalized reading through location along with the study area.
The modular remedy for every single part responds on the positioning of structural material beams on the Catalan threshold with the initial making as well as the hallways are suspended from these aspects by the light-weight and lean stain free rounds. The railings are constant and articulated inside modifications of course and closes. Each bookcase solar panel has on its borders a ongoing wedding ring from leeds that illuminates just about every reserve and in addition they seem to be as vibrate in room.
The easy and modular bookcases complemented with especial particulars of ironwork railings and also the platforms and chairs intended especially because of this space. An integral remedy from professional develop to architecture took as blueprint the Castro Leal’s private library at his residence at Coyoacan. The end result will be an simply visible comprehension and homely to readers.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: BGP Arquitectura | Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta, Luis Enrique Mendoza
Design Team: Jose Barreto, Christian Santillano, Ivan Rey Martinez, Alejandra Aguirre, Edgar Gonzalez, Mariana Ruiz, Homero Gonzalez, Raymundo Alonso, Karla Garza, Sergio Lopez, Ramon Alvarez
Project name: Antonio Castro Leal Library
Art Collaborator: Alejandra Zermeno
Photography: Jaime Navarro
Design year: 2011
Construction year: 2011
Intervention area: 528 m2
Constructor: CAV Diseno e Ingenieria, S. A. de C. V.
Lighting: Luz birbirinden Arquitectura, S.C.
Supervision: Sitios y Monumentos del Patrimonio Cultural del CONACULTA (gubernamental agency)
Structure: Izquierdo Ingenieros Asociados, S.C.
Engineering: Disenos Integrales de Ingenieria, S.A. de C.V.
Graphic Design and Museography: Varela + Kimura
Model: Ramon Alvarez
Virtual model: Erik Barrón
– All stain free construction was customized
– Restored historic windows
– Security arch by 3M
– Working furniture, decreased tables and armchairs by BGP Arquitectura
– Eames chairs by Vitra
– Tolomeo lamps by Artemide
Awards: 2012 National Interior AMDI Awards, fist prize, institutional type