Monte Tauro is a single-family residence located in Lomas de Chapultepec, a highly residential area of Mexico City. The site is a 30x20m rectangle with neighbors to three of the sides, and a street on the north side.

photo_credit RAFAEL GAMO
RAFAEL GAMO

The required project was separated and arranged based on three circulation axes on the ground floor plan, dividing the public axis, the service axis, and a bedroom block.

photo_credit RAFAEL GAMO
RAFAEL GAMO

This architectural approach aims to separate these three blocks in proportional volume and section, in order to make noticeable that every block serves a different purpose for the project.

photo_credit RAFAEL GAMO
RAFAEL GAMO

This arrangement in the floor makes an L-shaped scheme, which encloses the public area, including the living room, the terrace, the garden space, and the pool.

photo_credit LUIS GARVAN
LUIS GARVAN

Here, the enclosed space, that is completely separated from the rest of the house, takes the form of a wooden structure, contrasting with the cast concrete, a more solid language.

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