Función doble: arquitectura y promotora. JSa Promotora, la división responsable de los proyectos de vivienda urbana que forman parte inherente de las virtudes arquitectónicas de Javier, piensa en los futuros clientes, en sus necesidades y las traduce en una representación inmobiliaria fecunda en estilo, funcionalidad y estética. Este módulo de negocios articula las cualidades de los conjuntos de viviendas o edificios a favor de la calidad de vida, pero no como parte de un discurso comercial: como la esencia misma del diseño y las intenciones de los creadores involucrados. Expresan cómo la misión activista de la arquitectura es la de contribuir a construir nuevos tipos de relaciones entre las personas.
Arq. Javier Sánchez
Javier Sánchez is a Mexican architect who began his professional career in architectural creation as a real estate developer. His career, based on dribbling between the development of urban housing-departments, homes, luxury residences, houses-and cultural spaces-museums, libraries, art forums, galleries-and iconic spaces of the city -restoranes, cafés, etcetera. From the original trench of the plastic and the philosophy of functionalism, its creation has worked to promote urban change in one of the cities that most need daring architects and the vanguard of what the citizen requires: Mexico City.
Double action: architecture and promoter. In no work there is something about it. JSa Promotora, the division responsible for urban housing projects that are an inherent part of the architectural virtues of Javier, thinks about future clients, their needs and translates them into a real estate representation that is rich in style, functionality and aesthetics. This business module articulates the qualities of housing or buildings in favor of the quality of life, but not as part of a commercial discourse: as the very essence of design and the interactions of the creators involved. They express how the activist mission of architecture is to contribute to building new types of relationships between people. The final will consists of the introduction of one more link in the city facet of the city.
At JSa they worry about the following:
- Future activities
- Context (orientation, shape of the plot, pre-existing in terms of urban fabric, heritage and vegetation)
The built space is located more precisely in the rehabilitation of the central area of Mexico City during the last two decades, from the concrete -as its needs for functional urban housing-, to the abstract -the impulse of its creative offer and cultural- through a proposal that today is in the eyes of the world. “What it is about is to find the potential of an existing structure, be it historical or not, and highlight what you already have, respectfully. It has to do with a less protagónica work of the contemporary architecture “, indicates Javier Sanchez on the subject of his works of restoration and reconstruction of historical patrimony.
Building a city together with the lifestyle of the individuals who inhabit it, acting and innovating, with the urban pieces in a meticulous way, is an essential part of the daily work that this division of JSa has self-imposed. The architecture of JSa allows models to be generated to improve, densify and remodel. They are relations of execution in the central spaces, in an intimate interaction with the urban construction. JSa Promotora, therefore, pursues the needs of a functional home in the city, precisely in the central area of Mexico City, with the joint work between the architect and the real estate developer, new proposals have been generated that unite creativity with culture. In this way, the main paths that JSa Promotora follows are expressed through key interests to establish a thread of Ariadna in the labyrinth of the metropolis:
- Urban fabrics
- Historical heritage
- Neighborhood life
Build the city beyond the project
“Reacting to the current trend in Mexico City, Javier Sánchez has made several apartment buildings in this central area of the city, reinforcing the urban quality to contextualize both materially and socially, in a contemporary stitching of the art layout. deco and colonial “.
Higuera + Sánchez, Miguel Adrián
Javier Sanchez (Mexico City, 1969). He graduated from the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with honorable mention. Master of Science and Development of Real Estate Projects by the Columbia University in New York. It is known for its vigorous renovation of Colonia Condesa, whose work began with the development of the functionalist icon now known as Conjunto Veracruz (1996-2000), which consolidated it not only as a promise in the field of urban housing development, but in the architecture at an international level. Today, he serves as a professor of projects at UNAM and Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM). Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has taught at the University of Washington, Kansas State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was awarded the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale in 2006, for his housing project Brazil 44. Two years later, he would be named curator of the Pavilion of Mexico at the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2007 he won the 2007 International Architecture Award for the best global design, a prize awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the Metropolitan Arts. Among his works are pieces such as the Cultural Center of Spain, the Morelense Museum of Contemporary Art Juan Soriano, Hotel Condesadf, the House of the Ajaracas, in the Historical Center of Mexico City, the Estanquillo Museum and the Personal Library of Carlos Monsiváis in the City of Books, as well as spaces within the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana. Recognized restaurants, such as El Pujol (Mexico City) or El Criollo (Oaxaca), are part of their most representative creations. He himself has pointed out that his proposal as a creator “tries to articulate the architecture with the place where it is inserted. An architecture, above all, of connections: the architectural object beyond its borders “.
Javier Sánchez in his own words
LION OF GOLD OF THE BIENNIAL OF VENICE, FOR REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL 44, HISTORICAL CENTER.
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD FOR THE BEST NEW GLOBAL DESIGN, FOR AMSTERDAM 315, CONDESA. THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM: MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.
HONORABLE MENTION, XVII PAN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL BIENNIAL, FOR SEPTEMBER 13, SCANDON. QUITO, ECUADOR.
SILVER MEDAL, V BIENNIAL OF MEXICAN ARCHITECTURE, FOR VERACRUZ 81, CONDESA.
CEMEX WORKS AWARD, FOR VERACRUZ 60, CONDESA.
SELECTION AWARD MIES VAN DER ROHE, FOR VERACRUZ 81, CONDESA.
HONORABLE MENTION, WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY AWARDS, FOR TEMISTOCLES 12, POLANCO.
WORKS CEMEX WORKSHOP HALF AND HIGH JOINT AWARD, FOR TEMISTOCLES 12, POLANCO.
WORKS CEMEX WORKSHOP HALF AND HIGH JOINT PRIZE, FOR AMSTERDAM 315, CONDESA.
PRIZE SELECTION ICONS OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN DIGEST MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA, FOR CHIHUAHUA 78, ROMA NORTE.
GQ MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA MEN OF THE YEAR AWARD, FOR JAVIER SÁNCHEZ AS ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR