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Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Mexico Architecture News - Aug 05, 2021 - 14:36   1602 views

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Mexican architecture practice Elipsis Arquitectos has transformed an old house into a community space in San Luis Potosí, México

The project, named Community Space Karakórum 221, creates a sharp contrast between brick backdrop and white steel truss system and walls, offering a light-filled interior for everyone who wants to spend time inside.

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Covering a total of 210-square-metre area, the building has two levels, while a mezzanine floor serves for a working space. The building was specifically designed in a flexible layout so that the space can accommodate different functions in time. 

The project is a constant rehabilitation project located in a part of an early eighties old house in the western area of the city of San Luis Potosi.

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Since the first space walkthrough, the architects aimed to cover everything with white, frame, sheet, and walls, reflecting solely the color of the brick and the wood of the furniture. 

The used the white color as the daily canvas for the presence of different creative studios, the space is open to architects, publicists, marketers, photographers, and videographers.

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

In the mezzanine floor, the tables join, turn and overlap to adapt to the needs of each new assignment. The ground floor is the half-height space which is adequate for other activities such as workshops, courses, yoga, markets, exhibitions, and performances. 

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

According to the architects, the landscape was a key design component of the project, since it livens the space, creates ambiance, and regulates the temperature. The people who inhabit this space are able to manage to explore their creativity thanks to its neutrality.

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Floor plan

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

Mezzanine plan

Elipsis Arquitectos transforms old house into community space with white steel trusses in Mexico

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Project facts

Project name: Community Space Karakórum 221

Architecture: Elipsis Arquitectos

Location: San Luis Potosí, México

Size: 210m2 

Date: 2020 

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All drawings © Elipsis Arquitectos

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