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House Lev / Metarquitectura

  • Architects: Metarquitectura
  • Location: Puebla, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge: Arq. Ezequiel Aguilar Martínez, Arq. Sergio Álvarez
  • Area: 890.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Patrick López Jaime

© Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime

© Patrick López Jaime
© Patrick López Jaime

From the architect. Lev House is a reflection of a detailed work of architectural project in which it was decided to use a sober language through basic geometries that broke the constructive logic of the materials used.

© Patrick López Jaime
© Patrick López Jaime

The project is solved in two floors which order the architectural program having as main reference the large garden of the house, obtaining the appropriate orientation in each of the spaces.

© Patrick López Jaime
© Patrick López Jaime

The commitment to the use of concrete in ruffles obviously exposes the advantages of this material and results in volumes that defy gravity. The horizontalities manifested in various aspects of the work, since the election in that the centering of the concrete walls, the modulation of the outer timber and wood and iron designed cancelería.

© Patrick López Jaime
© Patrick López Jaime

The main structural challenge was flown solve using a clean structure that integrates the architectural design using mixed steel and concrete elements. The house "play" with the idea of using heavier material such as concrete in ruffles, giving an aspect of lightness to a material that is not.

© Patrick López Jaime
© Patrick López Jaime

The construction is responding to contemporary language and subtle, eliminating entirely ornamental elements that they don´thave function.

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