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New trends in home design with a focus on cohabitation

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  • A new trend in the real estate market focuses on cohabitatation.
  • This building modality would help make housing affordable in large cities.
  • There is a particular project aimed at the university sector in Latin American countries.

An urban problem faced by large metropolises such as London, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, and to which Mexico City does not escape, is the lack of affordable housing, since the population has grown. Land in the city has become more expensive and large real estate companies build houses in the periphery, at a lower cost, but these are not efficient due to their remoteness.

Under these premises, the Mexican architect Eduardo Gorozpe promotes the concept of cohabitation, as a possibility to solve this need for space, through Housing Interlomas, a project aimed at the university sector but which, he predicts, can be replicated to serve other social groups and improve their quality of life.


The fixed wooden furniture creates an interesting visual contrast. Photo: Reform Agency

“Practically there are no student residences (houses) in Mexico from the central zone to the southeast, except for the UDLAP (university that does have residences); Almost all the students who go to other states usually end up staying in adapted houses or apartments, but which do not meet the minimum habitability conditions to support several people ”, explained the leader of A-001 Architecture Workshop.

«These spaces were not designed to house six people from different families, they are designed for a single family, that is why they are called single-family.»


Natural lighting and ventilation spaces are constant in the proposal. Photo: Agency

The bare minimums a student room needs, he added, are a bathroom, a sink, a bed, a closet and a desk. Based on that, he designed Housing Interlomas, which has 12 rooms.

The houses “are small minimum units, like 4 by 2.5 meters, but you don’t need more because everything else is in the common areas, which include television, game rooms, study rooms, gym, terrace, kitchen, dining rooms and parking lots. common ”.


Natural lighting and ventilation spaces are constant in the proposal. Photo: Reform Agency

Housing Interlomas has several courtyards to meet the diverse needs of its inhabitants. “While a house tends to think of a large garden, here what you want is to divide all that free area to build two things: a ventilation and lighting perimeter, because with so many rooms you need to section that area to generate a lot of facade perimeter and you require build many small patios where you can have different people doing distinctive activities ”, explained Gorozpe.

«If I want to go out to the patio to study, I don’t want to be with the guy who’s dating, that’s why the sectioning of the free area is key in this project.» Regarding materials, concrete was chosen for its low maintenance and it was worked in a striated way, which creates texture and this, the architect assured, feeds the sensory and experiential part of the space, while giving it visual warmth.


The floors are made of terrazzo epoxy, a material that is used for its great resistance. Photo: Agencia Reforma

Without planning it, he stressed, by stripping the concrete they managed to generate a thermal mattress, which allows a good temperature to be maintained when it is cold outside and vice versa. The electrical installations and the cables that control the fire alarms, the plates of the doors and the internet were left apparent, but they were painted to achieve an industrial environment and fun at the same time.

«It becomes a little solemn space, in general the life of the student is not very solemn, and the surface aesthetically had to be in accordance with the inhabitants». The program was generated from three large trees that were on the property. «Those trees have a lot of prominence in the project because the visual finish of each patio is a tree, with planters and striated concrete,» concluded Gorozpe.

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