This penthouse in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Hernandez Silva, features a dizzying bathroom with a glass floor over an abandoned elevator shaft with a 15-floor drop. Would you sit here?
Silva says: “A characteristic feature of the project is that a volume that was originally intended for a second elevator and was never installed becomes a powder room with a glass floor that looks down all the 15 levels, the PPDG penthouse is a great versatile modulated space, with great views all this with the concepts of transparency and the simplicity of materials.”
Here are some pics of the rest of the apartment:
“In the upper part of an old building built in the 70s Mexican colonial style on the 15floor the Pent-house PPDG is located. The structure is based on columns and slabs which allowed the elimination of walls, expanding spaces, slabs were perforated for the passage of light and large windows were installed.
“The intention was to create a contemporary and respectful project, a major concern was how to increase and grow the facade with something contemporary without losing the romantic sense of the building. It was decided to respect ceilings and only add a light white contemporary ceiling that would not compete with the rest to feel of the elements.”
“In another space is divided by two walls, one white and one red, the white one separates the areas of circulation (stairs and lift), the red wall separates the kitchen and service areas, this wall does not reach the top to keep open spaces, the floor textures are shiny, since it is located towards the west we wanted to reflect the sunlight and achieve a refined atmosphere. The decor is based on the use of textures and pieces of art such as Jorge Méndez Blake’s mural.”