For a young newlywed couple living in Mexico City, the perfect apartment renovation meant maximizing comfort and regional flavor — in a limited amount of space.
"We focused on using resources in the best way possible. We had to take advantage of every corner," Cristina Grappin said, who's half of Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin, the award-winning architectural firm tapped for the project.
To make the most of the space, the team built a sliding wall between the dining and living spaces, which can be opened up for entertaining or closed for privacy. Custom-designed shelves and furnishings also save space — and keep the budget in check. And to capture the art-driven culture of the city, they sourced additional furniture and accessories from established Mexican designers and independent local brands.
Above all, Grappin said, comfort was key. "The clients wanted an apartment where they could rest and relax," she said, "and not worry about damaging the furniture."