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Rio Lerma 333
Mexico City

A new rooftop addition at the street side is designed as the executive suite, with a reception area, conference room, bar/lounge, private office and bath. Large sliding glass doors at the perimeter open out onto a landscaped terrace that wraps around the suite. The thin cantilevered concrete plane of the penthouse roof extends to the edge of the building at the front and sides. Providing shade and protection from the elements at the penthouse level, it also acts as a compositional counterpoint to the plane of the glass facade and as a visual boundary between the building and the sky. The underside of the roof is painted a light cerulean blue, enhancing the sensation of a floating plane.