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MO House / LVS Architecture + JC NAME Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 5 January, 2010
MO House / LVS Architecture + JC NAME Arquitectos
MO House / LVS Architecture + JC NAME Arquitectos, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

© Luis Othón Villegas © Mito Covarrubias © Luis Othón Villegas © Luis Othón Villegas +24

From the architect. The project for the MO House responds to a typical architectural program without being conventional. This proposal for a residence is conceptualized in a unique way. It is based on a pragmatic parameter and far from social rules or conventions. It arises through the experimentation, on a deep study but above all on a resolution to functions over form.

lower level plan
lower level plan

It is a project that responds to change, to new materials and shapes, for breaking canons established and contextual removal from the zone. It is simply a house that is viewed from a different angle. The form responds to the organization of two rectangular volumes that are intercepted by a bridge. This conceptualization symbolizes the breaking of the house unity or as a unique entity trying to establish two different dialogues, the duality between public and private areas, between services and living, and even on the differences between parents and children.

© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

It is based strictly on the premise of inhabiting toward the interior; it is focused in the form, in the perspectives, in the angles and the projecting visuals. The program of the house develops an inside playful esthetic, clearly formal and conceptual as well as experiential on visual photogenic diversities. The house is full of intersections and pure diagonals, but above all is based on an intense study on lighting and shadows enjoyable from each angle.

© Luis Othón Villegas
© Luis Othón Villegas
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Naning Utoyo · January 22, 2010

MO House / LVS Architecture + JC NAME Arquitectos

minhthinh · January 09, 2010

i like archeture this, It is sure wonderful give my famaly

Michael Baugus · January 07, 2010

Some very nice elevations and details. MO House / LVS Architecture + JC NAME Arquitectos

3dwstudio · January 07, 2010

Sequencia de bons trabalhos,

dings · January 07, 2010

Wie hässlich. Zurück an Architekten.

Lil Jimmy Norden · January 07, 2010

Channel glass is played....

Rachel · January 07, 2010

The description of the house is as presumtious as the house seems to be. I would hate to be a kid living in that house. That being said, the way that the designers brought light into or across some places is quite nice, but I wonder why the connection between the two wings is so abrupt.

ygogolak · January 07, 2010

feels more like a hotel lobby than house

dropout · January 07, 2010 08:07 AM

Finally the modern architect has succeeded! Now we have freedom from our own houses! HA

Nicholas Patten · January 07, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: MO House.

Matt · January 07, 2010

More style than substance and we've seen it a million times.

Scott Smith · January 06, 2010

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Brice · January 06, 2010

Jolie maison de pêcheur ;)

miguelarchi · January 06, 2010

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thomas foral · January 06, 2010

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dan · January 06, 2010

This feels overall out of scale, like a studio model that just got blown up (the first thing I said when I saw this project was "corrugated plastic")
While the materiality does present something fresh, these new materials may have been used overzealously. A less-is-more approach would have made the translucent material more powerful, for example.

The light methods are fantastic. The sun filters have a great effect on the transitional and bathroom spaces, and the bottom-up artificial lighting is a rather audacious gesture.

The biggest problem I have here is again with these translucent edges. Though they let in plenty of diffuse light, they make the space way too open. I understand the desire to express a public space, but when it's taken this far the space feels uncomfortable, like anybody could be watching you in your own home.


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