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Cumbres House / T SIETE - Taller de Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 14 January, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Cumbres House / T SIETE - Taller de Arquitectura
Cumbres House / T SIETE - Taller de Arquitectura, Courtesy of T Siete
Courtesy of T Siete

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  • Project Team

    Gerardo Almaguer, Paola Santos, Jesus Almaguer, Fausto Luis Gerrero, Alejandro Miyar, Jesus Pena
  • Construction

    Ing. Arturo Almaguer + TSIETE
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Courtesy of T Siete
Courtesy of T Siete

Text description provided by the architects. The project involves the renovation and partial reconstruction of a residence located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The project takes advantage of the surrounding views and the topographical conditions of the site to achieve a home that is perceived more as a journey through the site, than as a house itself.

Courtesy of T Siete
Courtesy of T Siete

This route starts from the entrance at street level, and continues through a series of garden platforms articulated by stone walls and platforms that are arranged so that they can provide different views of the environment.

Courtesy of T Siete
Courtesy of T Siete

The program of the house is divided into two building blocks, which are linked together by a living room located at the center of the spaces, set at a level below, corresponding to the level of the terrain. This room can be traversed by a glass bridge that takes visitors to the dining room. The main room is lit naturally through a dome.

Courtesy of T Siete
Courtesy of T Siete

The layout of the house is accented by sturdy stone walls, which in turn are the main structural elements. These stone walls are built on a base of exposed concrete and clad with stone from the site to achieve a greater integration between the home and the environment.

Courtesy of T Siete
Courtesy of T Siete

All cuts and excavations have been left exposed to achieve a greater integration between the house and the site.

Access Level Floor Plan
Access Level Floor Plan
Cite: "Cumbres House / T SIETE - Taller de Arquitectura" [Casa Cumbres / T Siete - Taller de Arquitectura] 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/466337/cumbres-house-t-siete-taller-de-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884