Elegance and sobriety define this 400 sq m Mexico City apartment. The dark marble lobby is a transitional element, as the rest of the space stands out for its natural luminosity and breadth. The living room, kitchen and dining room are all located in a common area where the natural iron chimney is the only element that subtly fragments the space. Lighting design was of great importance in this house, since it frames the spaces and highlights the Black Walnut wood and grey marble that appear as recurring materials throughout the project, both in the finishes and in the designed furniture.
Chain + Siman is an architecture and interior design firm based in Mexico City, with years of experience in Mexico and the United States. It is led by Renatta Chain and Lina Siman.
The idea behind the firm has to do with simplicity: the use of clean lines, natural palettes and a close dialogue between light, space and textures. The concept of each project is based on a systematic organization of the design elements, which reveal their physical characteristics and achieve a balance between luxury, aesthetics and functionality.
Their most outstanding works are:
- Casa Rancho Avándaro (winner of the Architecture MasterPrize 2020, winner of the DNA Paris 2021 Awards, Best of Year 2021 by Interior Magazine, Bronze at the IDA Design Awards 2020, finalist in the IIDA Interior Design Awards 2022, among others)
- La Acuarima (winner of the LIV Hospitality Awards 2020 and Honorable Mention at the DNA Paris 2021 Awards)
- Península Apartment (Silver at the IDA Design Awards 2021)