The Smooth Building is located in a residential area called San Pedro Garza Garcia in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, a place of beauty with an excellent location that gives a gorgeous sight of the Sierra Madre Oriental at its South facade. The challenge of this project was to design an office and a house in the same lot taking advantage of the maximum space of every single area. For this reason it was necessary to mix the uses of house and office between the four levels, obtaining the best location for each space inside of the building.
Drawings and photographs of this project after the break.
Architects: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Location: Nuevo León, México
Project Team: Paula Campos Legorreta, Rodrigo Ambriz, Carlos Rubio Martinez
Mecanical Engineering: EA Ingeniería
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Czitrom
GLR Arquitectos‘ residence in Nuevo Leon, Mexico sits on higher topography than its neighboring houses. This “privileged situation” provides the home with greater height, and as a result, better vistas toward the National Park of Chipinque. The home is comprised of simple, pure geometric volumes that intend to evoke an image of lightness within a language of heavy and massive volumes.
More about the project after the break.