The G House layout departs from the site’s recognition and also from the willingness to conquer the terrain after understanding its solar paths. From the basement garage come all the service areas and house equipment, giving its dwellers the possibility of independent worlds within the place. Therefore, as standing subordinated to the sun paths, the house allows the living and dinning rooms and other privileged spaces a southeastern orientation. Following this axis, a fountain is placed in the same level, generating a visual effect of a water ending platform which also gives direct ways for light and kitchen ventilation.
At the center of the indoor plant are the vertical circulations facing a hall that becomes a daylight recipient through a series of slots in the ceiling. These allow a sharp flow of light lines that work as a solar watch where time passes by. A red wall plays a leading role in this area which when reflected, tints the light in a very particular manner, whereas it also brings an accentuation to the vertical circulation and the marble rugged wooden staircase.
In the upper level are two bedrooms viewing the garden and a balcony that serves as roof for the southeastern terrace. Main bedroom, also in this floor, enjoys the wide rights of way as well as the abundant vegetation of the main avenue of its location. This place, as does the television room in the first floor, gain privacy from a wooden rack that controls the intensity of solar radiation due to its obstructing capacities.
And the entry plaza of the house, absolutely side-stepped from the car access, dissolves the frontier between that which is urban and that which is architectonic, permitting the inside of the house drain into the outside and giving space and kindness to the suburb.
Text by Ana Guerrero SantosLocation: Valle Real, Zapopan, Mexico Architect: Agraz Arquitectos Project: 2007
Construction: 2009 Construction: Salvador Aguirre Cordero Collaborators: Sara Tamez, Alberto Tacher, Jessica Magaña Woodwork: Esteban Gutierrez Velazco Stone: Luigi Sasso Kitchen: Renso Art: Fernando Sandoval , Adrián Guerrero Photography: Mito Covarrubias Areas:
Land: 495 m2
Construction: 455 m2