Project and ConstructionPablo Alexanderson Silva
Project Area483.0 m2
CollaboratorsJosé Luis Hernández, Jessica Magaña, Gloria López, Manuel Moreno, Agustín Cuevas
Text description provided by the architects. The lot is located in a gated community with special regulations, capriciously, irregular and square, it generates setback areas on all sides, allowing free circulation and the reinterpretation of the courtyard garden idea.
The topographic characteristics at the edge of a ravine, along with the architectural program allow to develop a distribution that clearly separates the public and private program.
The house is designed in two levels. The upper level (access level) rises 60 cm from the street level giving the feeling of airiness and spaciousness. This small gesture achieves the facade to be perceived as a single level, highlighting the horizontality and length of the lot.
At this access level are the services, garages, painting studio and a terrace. The materiality of this body, mostly made of exposed brick, confirms on the facades this separation between public - private; through the arrangement of this brick, lattice walls are achieved, permeating the passage of light, revealing different views and different atmospheres.
On the ground floor are the bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, TV studio, which located around a central garden, frame the existing interior-exterior relationship in all spaces. This garden takes advantage of a shift in the geometry of the project to merge with the ravine and leads to circulation areas, causing this ongoing dialogue with nature.