Envisioned in Mexico City, Mexico, Penthouse MK by Archetonic is a 424 square-meter home offering vantage perspectives over the city. In order to achieve a high level of spaciousness, the developing team resorted to “a very clean, lightweight geometry, using rectangular prisms to delimit the spaces without obstructing the visual communication between them. These architectural elements that distribute the spaces also serve other specific functions depending on their location, and make sense of how the space is used.” The lower level accommodates the social zones (kitchen, dining room, lobby, reception, and lounge), while the upper floor is reserved for three bedrooms and a TV room.

A house tour will reveal quite a few interesting elements: “The lounge is located in a double-height space that during the day is naturally illuminated by a full-height right-angled window that frames the whole space, filling it with light. The sculptural staircase that links the two floors levitates over a water pool, which is complemented by a wet wall that produces a gentle sound, and transmits a fresh energy.” Situated in a building with a transparent facade, the penthouse is invaded by city lights at night, which complement the lighting scheme of the project. [Photography by Rafael Gamo]