HomeInterior DesignApartments Interior DesignTerraza Roma for an Apartment in Mexico City

Terraza Roma for an Apartment in Mexico City

semi-indoor living room, Marc Pascal ODA

Project: Terraza Roma
Architects: Marc Pascal ODA
Lead Architect: Marc Pascal Ponton
Landscape: Aldaba Jardines
Location: Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
Area: 84 m2
Year: 2020
Photographs: Camila Cossio, Maureen Evans

Terraza Roma comprises an outdoor space transformed into the rooftop of an existing residential building, which seeks to create a calm and habitable space for the upper terrace of an apartment in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood.

clay planters, Marc Pascal ODA

The project is developed by two main spaces, the first one gives continuity to the roof access through a sequence of massive walls creating a corridor that gives increased privacy with a distinct scale, while also being the home to the greenery. Those walls were covered with a mix of paints and pigments to achieve a rusty finish, envisioned as an urban ruin.

The design strategy was considered to integrate low-maintenance materials and finishes that would age well and could resist inclement weather, which improves the personality of the project as time goes by. While walking this concrete corridor, the lush vegetation and clay planters create a micro-climate that embraces the user into a cozy desert-like environment. Further down the corridor, the second space is discovered as a semi-indoor living room, featuring a modular metallic structure that stands out by its carbonized wooden roof.

vegetation, Marc Pascal ODA

Beneath this element, the project offers a timeless and spacious place for guests to enjoy with various uses including a contemplative garden, workspace, and lounge area. One of the most striking features is the integration of in-house designed and manufactured objects, such as a casted-concrete counter and a suspended rusting-steel fireplace. These elements are supported and complemented by Mid-century furniture and art selected in collaboration with the user.

Crossing the terrace is located a single wall that functions as a visual feature, which is covered with a bluish-ochre gradient pigment to create a contrast with the “sepia-like ambiance” that defines the project. On one side, the slim columns that support the structure generate natural frames and offer interesting views over the city’s skyline.

Roma Terrace / Marc Pascal ODA

Roma Terrace / Marc Pascal ODA

Roma Terrace / Marc Pascal ODA

Roma Terrace / Marc Pascal ODA

Roma Terrace / Marc Pascal ODA

Roma Terrace / Marc Pascal ODA

Subscribe to our newsletter

Elite House in the Rostov Region / Architectural Studio Chado

Elite House was completed in 2016 by Russian studio Chado. The house has an area of 650 square meters and 8 rooms. The severe and...

40sqm Dwelling in Paris Designed by Charlotte Vauvillier

This apartment from Paris was designed by young French designer Charlotte Vauvillier. 40sqm dwelling is distinguished by a design that combines modern and classic style. Renovation project is realized with good taste, using simple materials and soothing colors.

The Weave House, Navsari / The BAD Studio

The spatial planning inspired by a traditional house is modernized with design elements and materials to constitute a contemporary home woven into a rural settlement.

Recommended Stories