Mexico features some really creative companies and individuals, and Arquitectura 911sc and collaborator Fernanda Canales created a library concept around a former home without ruining the integrity of the building shell. From the start to finish, this project really embodies a way of working around some situations that aren’t always ideal in residential to public space planning. A multi-purpose room and storerooms are featured within this space and its new addition.
Both the interior and exterior are great mixes of contemporary and traditional space, even with a tree shooting up through the center of the ceiling elevated space. Rows and rows of bookshelves line the walls, carrying all the way up to the ceiling in most cases– without any kind of height restrictions. Concrete and glass extends from the original plaster and brick structure, and it’s all worth it with glass louvres to allow natural ventilation and a glimpse of the interior ongoings.