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Tepozcuautla House / grupoarquitectura

  • 11:00 - 3 February, 2016
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Tepozcuautla House / grupoarquitectura
Tepozcuautla House / grupoarquitectura, © Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

© Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza © Agustín Garza +40

  • Architects

    Daniel Álvarez, Erick Ríos, Rosa López, Susana López, Raúl Chávez, Tomás Álvarez, Sergio Valdés, Paco Puente, Felipe Galicia
  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Lighting

    Claudia Espinosa
  • Ingeniería

    Enrique Ávalos
  • Automation

    Guillermo Landa
  • Furniture

    Hajj Chebaro, Arturo Ángeles, Mariana García
  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

From the architect. The house consists of two separate very geometric concrete volumes, one housing services and the other housing the main areas of the house. The two bodies are joined by steel bridges with glass floors that do not touch the trees or the forest, and give the sensation of walking on the vegetation.

Section
Section
© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

The staircase is part of these bridges and does not touch the forest either, it is completely cantilevered from the house.

© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

The volumes are very closed to the outside and almost entirely open to the gardens and terraces facing south and east to capture all the sunlight on the terraces, therefore we designed a design aluminum sunshades and we have some shaded living areas outdoors.

© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

The house was built with a mixed system of concrete and metal structure with wooden beams, a system that allowed us to have wide open spans without support; with the idea of integrating the exterior to the interior spaces. The entire structural system of the house is exposed, thus we can see how all the structural elements of the house work.

Plan
Plan

All furniture is imported and includes brands such as Minotti,  Paola Lenti, Rimadesio, Bulthaup and others.

© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

In terms of sustainability, the house has an optimal orientation for all spaces, so in matters of temperature it is very comfortable, all the windows are Low-E. We have a waste water recycling system for irrigation and a system of several state of the art filters for water purification.

© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

All electrical systems are automated, including lighting, audio, video, security, heating, blinds, etc ... ..

© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza

The clients always trusted us and gave us total freedom for all designs, making the process very smooth and fast. We can say that is one of the very few projects that we have developed in which absolutely nothing changed from the first draft to the final construction.

© Agustín Garza
© Agustín Garza
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