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 higher
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.