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House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 24 November, 2008
House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos
House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos

House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Desierto de Los Leones, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Architects

    Dellekamp arquitectos
  • Project Leader

    Derek Dellekamp
  • Project Team

    Honoré Carmona, Fernando Valencia, Horacio Merediz, Omar Chávez Godoy
  • Program

    Single Family House
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003

From the architect. This 130m2 house is located on a rural area adjacent to Mexico City.

Built with a budget of 60,000.00 USD the house employs standard materials and solutions as well as a simple structure.

We placed the house looking to the west were the Izttlacihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes can be seen. The remaining three facades are solid to protect the interior from strong winds and assure privacy from the street at the lower level.

The slope is reflected on the glassed facade in the area that is under ground, continuing with the vertical circulation that follows the inclination of the site. To the main volume we added a platform that connects the interior with the garden and allows to see the complete view of the city that continues to the the north.

In order to accentuate the diagonal tensions of the topography and the house, the rectangles that conform the facades turned into triangles by simply painting them in two tones.

Cite: "House on a Slope / Dellekamp arquitectos" 24 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/9322/house-on-a-slope-dellekamp-arquitectos/>
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5 Comments

alejandro · March 12, 2009

Nice house!
It seems… since plans really suck, for starts the site plan has no north!

alejandro · March 12, 2009

Nice house! It seems… since plans really suck, the site plan has no north!

quention · November 25, 2008

yeah,the two-toned diagonal coloration is very interesting!the colors make the dimension of the wall be reinforced!the idea is very good!

Contemporary Art · November 25, 2008

Well, as the title says, I think one of the key themes of the house is its relationship to the sloped lot. You'll notice the play with the two-toned diagonal coloration emphasizing and counteracting and ultimately activating the slope. Also, the structure includes a few small oases of flat, open ground on the roof. It's a space efficient and light building.

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roadkill · November 25, 2008

hummm... I don't quite get it?

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