House and Worshop
d.2010 b.2011-2012, 2015
Santa Catarina, NLE. MX.
Built by Dear Architects
Plot: 328 m2 (3 412 ft2)
Built area: 420 m2 (4 521 ft2)
Team: Margarita Flores, Rubén Octavio Sepúlveda Chapa, Abel Salazar López, Ana Paulina Reyes, Jorge Alberto Jiménez.Collaborators: Cinthia Cavazos, Lorena Darquea.
Photo Credits: Dear Architects.
Video credits: Filmatica by Juan Benavides
The house program is summarized in three atmospheres which get
arranged in three different stories that solve the project settlement on a site
with a slope of twenty percent, this same topography foster the lyric of paths
and the sequence between spaces: In direct contact with the lower garden the
areas for the family interaction get established, at street level, with a
cantilever of 4.5 m above the garden, all public areas are located, and the
higher level is reserved for the areas of rest and privacy.
Every level owns its specific terrace, with the characteristics
that responds to the nature of the program which expands the room with the
The plot, being a block corner open to the west, slopes
south-north, same direction the volume develops, this allows to afford the
views to the mountains, city, neighboring park and an impressive sunset.
The movable ironwork causes a physical interaction with the
house and compose an event while changing how the facade is perceived, along
with controlling the solar incidence, causing different effects during the year
and projecting over the onsite made concrete and colored glass terrazzo.
The presence of the mountains surrounding the site at distance
encourages a set of indoor spaces that allow the recognition of the essence of
place, specific views that reveals a fraction of the mountain, a way of fixing
the horizon and introduce it in to the house.