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Suntro House / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

  • 01:00 - 1 February, 2009
Suntro House / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Suntro House / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Oaxtepec, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architects

    Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
  • Design Team

    Carlos Rubio Martinez
  • Furniture

    Gandiablasco By Designet
  • Art

    Victor Reyes
  • Sculptures

    Alfonso Magaña
  • Project Year


From the architect. This house is located in a residential area of Oaxtepec, a place of exceptional natural beauty. It is contiguous to the north with the hill of Tepozteco and to the south with a highway that conduces to Haciendas de Yautepec. The lot is oriented to the northeast with a splendid sight of the Tepozteco. The natural light is filtered trough the folds of the house in shape of rays that softly flood the spaces. Reflects and shadows on walls and ceilings animate the interior.

The shape responds to the hard hotness of the site, to place every space in the best way inside of a curved skin that opens to the immediate context to obtain the best climate and views to allow the wind circulate in a way that in summer the house can stay cool. The topography presents a unevenness that was approached for the pool to stay at streets level letting the rest of the house uprooted midlevel. The organization takes place in a clear division in the horizontal direction of the house locating in the ground floor the public and recreation areas and in the high floor the dormitories connected with the lower floor by an inner-outer circulation.

The different habitable spaces fit in a transparent area that makes its continuity with the exterior by the concrete floor that extends to the open areas, allowing to the users to move in a fluid space without obstacles.

On its front sight appears slender with a great sense of lightness like being conformed by one only volume floating over the living and dining room, this sensation change along the points of perspective, when the planes conform volumes and empty spaces, result of a formal experiment rationally controlled.

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SARNAMAN · August 24, 2009

The only thing that is misssing is a George Segal sculpture of all-white people. How I detest minimal thinking when applied to architecture!

darkfray · August 18, 2009


David B. Rubio · August 13, 2009

I think that is a place with peace.
Congratulations to the architec and desing team "Jorge Hernández and Carlos Rubio"

2MACoff · June 06, 2009


Roberto Rosas · May 29, 2009

This house was designed by gerardo broissin

Carlos R · November 09, 2009 11:47 AM

I worked in JHG and I can tell you thats not true.

LargoJax · March 31, 2009

Exceptional house with a beautiful natural environment to boot!

bartb · February 13, 2009

Suntro House / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

ouyang · February 05, 2009

like the ideas to treat the climate and views,like the changing sight along the points of perspective in front,but i think the disposal to landform is mainly the result of private need

Danyo Cummings · February 05, 2009

Dream House of The Day: "Suntro House" in Oaxtepec, Mexico -

archidork · February 02, 2009

a simple minimalistic project following the rule of minimum of the minimum

Erling · February 02, 2009

Totally agree, It has a quiet yet expressive style of it's own. Nice.

mari · February 02, 2009

very nice and simple..
i like the pool so much


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