Jorge Hernandez de la Garza | Smooth Building
The Smooth Building is located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, in a terrain that allows contemplation of the majesty of the Sierra Madre Oriental with its 1350 km of length. By request of the client, the building has two uses; An office at the ground and first floors and a house at the upper floors for the client and his family.
The challenge was to organize the mixed use architectural program within a continuous envelope, which dynamically unfolds to accommodate privacy and openings towards the powerful view. The interior is conceived as an open and fluid form with double height transitions and sequences of space and light.
The local urban restrictions determined the occupation of 70% of the site surface along with the number of floors. In the top floor, the roof opens like the lens of camera that metaphorically draws to the interior the best panoramic view. Located in this space is the social area of the house with glass doors that open up into a wooden terrace.
2. The warm interior of the living space opens its views towards the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains.
3. The building dynamically unfolds to accommodate privacy and openings towards the powerful view.
4 .- The fluid design of the ceilings is part
5. The recliners appear to float over the terrace in order to enjoy the views.
Location: Nuevo León, México Architect: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza Project Team: Paula Campos Legorreta, Rodrigo Ambriz, Carlos Rubio Martinez Area: 1100 m2 Mecanical Engineering: EA Ingeniería Photography: Paul Czitrom, Lugar Location