Key-Facades/3D Babies/Walking Dead-Ethics/Smoky Mountain – WIRed #84

It’s time for Episode 84 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses what that keyboard-looking facade is on that apartment building, how $600 can get you a 3D printed fetus replica, teaching the ethics of The Walking Dead to high schoolers, and LONG LIVE SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Key-Facades/3D Babies/Walking Dead-Ethics/Smoky Mountain – WIRed #84”

Via Cordillera, with a Keyboard Key-like Facade…

…and just wish I could type on it ALL DAYYYY LOOONNNNGGGG!!!

The Via Cordillera project is located in a metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico, and consists of two 8-story blocks.  The area includes a neighborhood commercial area along the ground floor and mezzanine which are connected to a pedestrian walkways.  The main intent of the project is to trigger the growth of that same western part of the Monterrey metropolitan area. Each of the blocks has five housing levels with 28 apartments — ranging from 970 square feet to 2300 square feet — and four penthouses — measuring at 150 1615 square feet each. The complex also has a roof garden along the top level with amenities. The plot where this project was developed takes advantage of the local and immediate panoramic views. The Via Cordillera maintains and exploits the same panoramic views for the benefit of the interior of the apartments. Along the four facades of the two blocks, the strong natural sunlight to the South and West were taken into account int e design process in order to create a play with both volumes and projecting shadows. Continue reading “Via Cordillera, with a Keyboard Key-like Facade…”