Camelia is a remodeling project for a three level house in the south of Mexico City. Originally, the distribution of space was governed by supporting walls that created very delimited spaces, which reduced the incidence of natural light. To counteract this effect, we vertically perforated the three levels of the residence to place a staircase, a gesture that also allowed us to rearrange the distribution of the spaces around it.
The new black metal staircase emphasizes the contrast between the previous elements and the new intervention. A reflective metal panel was added to the back of the staircase, which doubles the space and gives an illusion of lightness and movement. The rethinking of the vertical and horizontal circulations led us to generate elements and spaces of crossing and exchange that give movement to the house.
As for the façade, we chose to leave it intact to respect the original architectural style, and in its place we only added a basement for parking.