Huit House / tactic-a

  • 27 Aug 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Gerardo Dueñas

Architects: tactic-a
Location: Lagos de Moreno, JAL,
Project Architects: Carlos Morán, Juan Martín
Project Area: 284 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Gerardo Dueñas, Diego Torres

Collaborators: Claudia Armida Pérez Campos, Julián López Louvet
Structures: Samuel Soto
Soil Mechanics: Alfonso Ayala
Electrical: Jesús López
Joinery: Luis Carlos Bugarini
Masonry: Gerardo Alonso

© Diego Torres

From the architect. The location of this dwelling in Lagos De Moreno first led us to develop a typology related to its historical condition (north + west facades, open to the outside, try to approach the walls and scale similar to the foundation). In contrast, south + west facades playfully address contemporary living typologies currently undergoing an intense process of change and revision, which in this case is peculiarly attractive due to the degree of collaboration with the clients.


While the family consists of four members, only two rooms were built, one for the parents and another (with multiple customization options) for their two daughters, to encourage their negotiation skills and socialization. There is also a large social space, a home office for the couple to work in, and a media room that can function as a guestroom.

© Gerardo Dueñas

This program is materialized into a block in an L-shape. The upper level has a light roof divided into three sections of double triangles pointing eastward. The north facade has no openings, and windows barely appear on the west facade, ending with full transparency towards the garden in search of the best sunlight and thermal conditions (south).

Section C-C’

A “ladder-bridge-lamp” system located in the heart of the house acts as a filter between activities: working, socializing and cooking. The upper level that contains the two bedrooms at the ends allows a double height for the home office and space for socializing.

© Diego Torres
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