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4 LCC Houses / Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 14 May, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
4 LCC Houses / Gaeta Springall Arquitectos
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Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos
  • Architects

    Gaeta Springall Arquitectos - Julio Gaeta - Luby Springall
  • Location

    Ciudad de México, México
  • Area

    2100.0 m2
  • Year

    2005
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

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  • Collaborators

    Gabriel Fernández, Samuel Limas, Emmanuel Calderón, Julián Campos, Mariano Cardín, Abel Blancas
  • Structural Design

    Ing. Héctor Margain
  • Management and Construction

    Javier Ramírez Mingram
Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos
Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

Text description provided by the architects. A project for four houses is designed on a unique lot that forms a steep ravine.

Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos
Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

The project is designed from two towers containing two houses each. The access to both is from the level zero, ascending or descending to the houses. A progression through the building shows the integration with the landscape, and the houses appear floating or below the access road.

Construction
Construction

The project intends for the houses to barely touch the ground, hence the structural design which has only four metal columns in each tower that achieve the effect of “floating houses” in the landscape.

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Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

The ground floor is completely free, adding to the integration with the natural landscape and achieving a very special accessibility to the building and to the houses.

Floor Plan Level 3
Floor Plan Level 3

In terms of language, we used pure forms and envelopes with a very limited material palette; the facades open to the best views and the openings to the secondary views are controlled.

Section D-D
Section D-D
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "4 LCC Houses / Gaeta Springall Arquitectos" [4 Casas LCC / Gaeta Springall Arquitectos] 14 May 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/372002/4-lcc-houses-gaeta-springall-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884