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MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa

  • 01:00 - 24 September, 2013
MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa
MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa, © Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

© Ivan Minjarez © Ivan Minjarez © Ivan Minjarez © Ivan Minjarez + 24

© Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

Text description provided by the architects. West from the urban sprawl, far from downtown, we may find this house, on top of a high ground and overlooking the city.

© Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

The land’s steep topography and blueprints, as well as a proper orientation, along with a city view and the street, led to the project’s final conclusion.

© Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

In order to find a strong relationship between the object and its surroundings, a choice to face the Street was made, as well as in order to find the right orientation through openings controlling both ventilation and sunlight.

© Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

Vertically grouping the program’s elements, the garage and a small studio are street level, which works as a base, on top of which the main body is adapted to the topography through a base-originated mid-level schemata and the land’s natural planting. This leads to an indirect relationship between the street and our house. A third access containment level and circulations are laterally added, working as formal features as well as a spatial articulation device.

© Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

The two-story main volume with the above mentioned schemata ,  includes a family room, hall, dining room, kitchen and first-story utilities, along with an “L” shaped space creating a side backyard,  to which a family room and hall are led to through sliding doors, softening the inner-outer relationship. This is the stage of the main family’s meetings and is to be enhanced by a high ceiling which articulates the first and the second story  and where the bedrooms are found, 2 of them overlooking the city and a third one overlooking the backyard.  

© Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

The project’s materialization has to do with the area’s typical construction trend, structured by light concrete slabs, brick walls with mortar coverings along with a steel structure and some phony concrete walls confirming the project’s volumetric intention.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Cite: "MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa" 24 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/430149/mg-ch-house-tmv-arquitectura-francisco-montes-villa/> ISSN 0719-8884