MMM – Living Frames
In 1943 Josep Luís Sert, together with Fernand Léger and Sigfried Giedion defined the ‘Nine points of Monumentality’, wherein modern edifices monumentally represent people and their common values. Seventy years after, this project proposes New Points towards a new monumentality, to reinvent architecture once again with the proposed spirit of ‘expression of the collective force.’
In this context and part of an international competition organized by Arquine to reinvent new housing typologies at the twenty-first century we proposed what we coined as Modern Monuments for the Masses (MMM): vertical buildings integrating communities and city services within, to achieve a more dense and livable city. By reinventing the modern architecture of Mario Pani’s iconic CUPA, the proposal stacks living blocks adaptable to the urban culture of the 21st. Century.
TYPE – International Competition, second prize
YEAR – 2013
PROGRAM – Multifamily complex – Housing, Commerce, Sports and Green Facilities LOCATION – Mexico City
SIZE – 100% CUPA high-rise = 2XCUPA
CLIENT – Arquine, Canadevi