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Site design Tijuana style apartments

Tijuana Style Apartments

  • Yes! Finally a Prison utilitarian style I can get behind!

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  • Nope....too stark for me.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A great option for the zombie apocalypse

    Votes: 3 100.0%
  • Why do you hate AMERICA....by showing us Mexican Architecture??

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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DVD

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With industrial strength pigeon spikes and double bolted doors with a steel bar to boot how could you not survive the zombie invasion? Just sit back on the patio, sip your tequila sunrise, and watch the city burn. Try not to morn that poor donkey, he had a good life.
 

mercdude

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Modern industrial design with a hint of California modernism to boot. Seems appropriate for TJ, actually. Would need to be modified for another area, but these structures are somewhat modular to begin with. So why not?
 

Dan

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The built environment of Mexican cities is more compressed and chaotic (for lack of better words) than the suburban built environment as the New World Anglosphere countries, so a gated but more "human" Florida-style apartment complex probably won't fit in. Still, urban apartment buildings in large American cities can be very secure, without looking like prisons -- limited entrances, doormen, keyed elevators, and the like. Given the kind of violent crime that plagues Mexican border cities, CPTED, or less intrusive but equally effective forms of security, might not be enough to make people feel at ease.

The complex was the vision of owner Angel Fernandez, who declined to be interviewed for this article. Probien said the San Diego man is a frequent international traveler who took inspiration from various things he saw on his travels.
He probably got a LOT of inspiration from Johannesburg. Even then, the South African built environment resembles a heavily fortified version of Los Angeles more so than than a depressing block of Brutalist council flats in the UK.

Also, from the article: "cost at least $3 million for 21 apartments " That's $142K per apartment. Unless the apartments are finished at a very high level, it seems on the high side for Mexico.
 

DVD

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Those are made for American sensibilities. Make the tourist feel safe in TJ. Most housing I've seen in Mexico has been super dense row housing. You get a lot and you use every inch of it. First you fence it all in then you build what you want. Here in the Phoenix area the most common thing is a desire to build more toward the front yard. You'll almost always see the low fence that we allow.
 
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