The 50s building which the Mexican group Ten Arquitectos was asked to convert into a hotel located on one of Mexico Citys busiest streets had no outstanding architectural qualities: it was an anonymous 5-storey box which gave off a sensation of squalor and abandon which was only increased by the worn bare concrete slabs of its balconies.
Location: 2-1, Kasuga-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Size: Surface area 3,948 m2. Indoor surface area 2,844 m2. Total surface area 21,583 m2
Timing: Project: June 1995- March 1997. Construction: January 1998- August 2000.
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