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Torres House / GLR Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 25 April, 2010
Torres House / GLR Arquitectos
Torres House / GLR Arquitectos, © Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, NL, Mexico
  • Architects

    GLR Arquitectos
  • Project Team

    Bernardo Chapa, Joaquín Jenis, Tomas Güereña, Diana Guerra, Eduardo Fuentes
  • Area

    5942.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. Set high in the Sierra Madre mountain range, the Torres House seeks to establish an intimate contact with the natural environment in which it is located. Discreetly open towards the street, the house is accessed by crossing over a fountain from which a huge oak tree emerges, impressive both for its size and its beauty. Once on the porch, a grand mural-like door -constructed of marble, wood and steel- welcomes the visitor.

© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

Inside, the entry hall merges into an area of contrasting materials consisting of Santo Tomas marble and volcanic stone walls. From this area there is a visual continuity with the rest of the house and with the garden that was left in its natural state as a small oak forest.

© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

In the living room, conceived almost as a glass box, one can experience the view to the Sierra Madre peaks in the distance and the garden near by. Owing to its location within the mountain, where winters can get really cold, there is a fireplace for the family to gather around in the evenings.

© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

From the dining room and the media room, one can access the roof terrace and enjoy the splendid views of the Sierra Madre as well as of the city of Monterrey. Here the musical background of the sounds of nature is in sharp contrast to the roar of the city below.

© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada
Cite: "Torres House / GLR Arquitectos" 25 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/57564/torres-house-glr-arquitectos/>
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Aman Playboy · March 05, 2012

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ELS · September 24, 2010

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Adrian · July 21, 2010

Please God! No more of this!

Dustin · May 25, 2010

Where exactly is this house located? In a well protected, gated community? I am wondering because of the two BMW's parked with no sort of protection.

basha · May 22, 2010

Hey nice one, wud have been great wit habitat around . . . ... . looks dud without

Urbscape · April 29, 2010

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Nicholas Patten · April 28, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Torres House. http://bit.ly/cuXax8

Michael Baugus · April 27, 2010

Modern jewel in Mexico - Torres House / GLR Arquitectos http://bit.ly/d9GjOU

Taiyo · April 27, 2010

very nice..
would be good to see more life in there..
I like the project..

M Koelke · April 27, 2010

wow! absolute fabulous, this is really “clean” design and much good usable space. love it!

cad · April 27, 2010

Lights on but no one is home.

Anne · April 27, 2010

Really beautiful living space, makes me want to move. I want a home with a hole in the middle!

Lair Reis · April 27, 2010

clear and clever concept, clean and modern design, well done.

tim · April 26, 2010

totally agree with nuge & robert !!!

Olesya Balashova · April 26, 2010

Very nice minimalistic house! RT @HomeDecorNews Torres House / GLR Arquitectos http://bit.ly/cG407t #architecture

Home Decor News · April 26, 2010

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Robert S · April 26, 2010

Great design, I’ll give them an A+

rafael martin · April 26, 2010

#architecture Torres House by GLR Arquitectos it&#39s a piece of good residencial architecture. http://bit.ly/9mb54O

nuge_from_BOSTON · April 26, 2010

you guys are just haters. this house is SICK.

thomas foral · April 26, 2010

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Henry A.Vásquez Soto · April 26, 2010
Andrew · April 26, 2010

Does anyone have any information on the concrete block material or materials like it? I'm assuming it's a veneer?

Babi · May 01, 2010 08:38 PM

Yes, please..
this is really beatifull!

Simon · April 26, 2010

not big deal, have seen this trought the whole city

F · April 29, 2010 07:28 AM

and you what have you done to be published here?

Roberto Franco · April 26, 2010

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Enrique · April 26, 2010

not big deal, have seen this trought the whole city

Nick · April 26, 2010

I love it:)...modernism rocks.

stefan · April 26, 2010

Level 1 plan really bothers me... spaces don't seem generous and lack flow.

daniel · April 25, 2010

I love it:)...modernism rocks.

Archistock.net · April 25, 2010

Amazing house: Torres House / GLR Arquitectos http://tinyurl.com/2vnbnkz

Nick Downes · April 25, 2010

RT @archdaily: Torres House / GLR Arquitectos http://archdai.ly/cpWcAm <---- Loving this

shetu · April 25, 2010

nothing special without the lights on !

archZonos · April 25, 2010

Nice photos. Nothing more, actually.

J · April 28, 2010 01:53 AM

Yeah... its true, nothing specially interesting here. And I hate the reflective stone in the flor, next to the pond... (among many other things..)

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