Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos

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  • Structures: TADE diseño estructural
  • Construction: Enrique Sahagún
  • Project Architects: Gerardo Villar Watty y Alberto Villar Watty
  • Design Team: Daniel Villanueva, Paola García
  • Country: Mexico
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Text description provided by the architects. The "El Limón" development is located in the Lake Chapala area, famous for having one of the best climates in the world, with mountain scenery and a close relationship with the lake.


In a plot of 962 m2 with a significant slope and a clear visual axis (mountain-lake), the terrace-house arises from the need for a weekend residence that will eventually become permanent for a retired couple who can entertain, and for which an outdoor space as a terrace was required.

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The house is placed on the highest part of the land, where there is the best view of the lake, and it is designed on a single level, respecting the maximum allowable height in the area.


The distribution of the house arises from the idea of using service spaces to delimit living spaces and orient them towards the view of the lake, so that the house can be used as a large open space that integrates the terrace with the pool, living room, dining room and kitchen into a single room, all the while maintaining the privacy of the bedroom area.

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The base and the bush-hammered oxidized concrete roof in combination with the wooden prisms, support the directionality of the space.

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Cite: "Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos" [Casa -Terraza en El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos] 20 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/527022/terrace-house-in-el-limon-villar-watty-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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