Living “inside out”. Witha double ulterior motive, assure the views to the mountains and provide the living areascontact with the interior outdoors, a 10m cube is placed 10m behind the street limit, inducing the division of the plot on four frames of 5m X 10m; fragmentation that permits to incorporate the garden as the void that articulates the relationship between the volume of the house and the frontal access/garage volume.
At first floor level, in axis with the main access, and 15m with the exterior limit, a change of material announces the access to the private area: a passwaythat embraces the lineal ascend towards the bedrooms’ hall, from where you discover a higher space, a 25 feet high open space that allows a ray of light that traces time by the sun path moving through the walls that confine the tower. This void receives a staircase that sets out a continuous ascend towards the family room and the master bedroom.
The character that the house transmits to the exterior is given by the sobriety of its 4 planes, which are distinguished by its change in height and the arrangement of its openingsgiven by the relationship that each bedroom establishes with the exterior; searching for aview and an specific light-shadoweffect to complete the tacit sense of inhabitance.
Location: Santa Catarina, México
Architect: Dear Architects
Collaborators: Margarita Flores, Rubén Octavio Sepúlveda Chapa, Abel Salazar, Lorena Darquea, Ana Paulina Reyes
Plot: 200m2 (2,153 ft2)
Foot Print: 138m2 (1,485 ft2)
Built Area: 300m2 (3,230 ft2)
Photo Credits: Karen Mendoza, Dear Architects
Key materials: Reinforced concrete, CEMEX, Pumice block, Vulkano Plaster, Pine wood triplay