The project of this house is located in a residential neighborhood in the suburbs of the city. The land has generous views of a large ravine behind which the silhouette of Mexico City can be seen. The architectural proposal takes up the language of the modern movement that emerged in Europe in the first half of the last century, an effective architecture and geometric shapes where functionality is the main factor of the design: straight lines and monochromatic tones whose only contrast is the warmth of the wood, achieve a relaxed and perfect atmosphere to appreciate the environment.
The purity of the design gives it a timeless character that stands out against the most ornate surrounding buildings of the 80s. The distribution of the house answers to its views and orientation. Living room, dining room and bedrooms upstairs are facing east to take advantage of the tree‐lined view of the ravine and the morning sun. The staircase, the main element of the living room, allows the entry of natural light through a window and a dome along it.
The vegetation of the large garden with its majestic tree contrasts with the green palette of its three courtyards and green roof, generating a dialogue between interior and exterior and making it an important element of the architecture. For irrigation, the house reuses drinking water through filters and generates its own energy through solar panels.
The interior design was an integral part of the project. The finishes chosen were light European Oak wood in floors, ceilings and fixed furniture; Walnut wood was used for much of the custom‐made furniture according to the areas creating a more sober environment; on the other hand, the white lacquer in doors, closets and lambrines, and the white mosaic in some bathrooms generate spaces with greater freshness. Only the main bathroom is covered with beige marble.
The centerpiece of the living room are the bookcase and fireplace, whose illuminated objects provide a cozy atmosphere and give the house serenity. Each object, furniture, work of art and lamp, combining original models from the 20s‐60s with current designs, were selected to give greater strength and character to the architectural proposal.
Material Used :
1. Interceramic – Ceramic tiles – Imitación recinto gris 40x40cm
2. Grupo Arca – Wooden floors - Weitzer Parkett oak kaschmir charisma plank 14 / 3.6 x 193 x 2245mm
3. Grupo Arca – Marble tiles - Placa de mármol Creme du provence
4. Hunter Douglas (distributor: Inter Office) – Automated blinds