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  7. House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos

House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos

  • 14:00 - 13 March, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos
House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos, © Francisco Gutiérrez
© Francisco Gutiérrez

© Estefanía Zetina © Gabriela Zarazúa © Estefanía Zetina © Francisco Gutiérrez + 29

  • Collaborators

    Gabriela Zarazúa, Diego Serratos, Mariana Manjarrez, Sofía Contreras, Carlos Fortes.
  • Structures

    DIDICON, Construcción: Arq. Gerardo Sánchez.
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© Francisco Gutiérrez
© Francisco Gutiérrez

Text description provided by the architects. The "House in Atemajac" is a weekend house, located in the "Atemaxac Country Club" subdivision in Atemajac of Brizuela, Jalisco. The region is a mountainous area of pine forests and cultivated areas where quarries abound.

© Estefanía Zetina
© Estefanía Zetina

The lot where the house is located has a considerable slope and, as it is on a hill, opens views over the valley.

© Francisco Gutiérrez
© Francisco Gutiérrez

The project responds to these conditions by inserting two independent blocks longitudinally along the field, which adapt to its slope.

© Francisco Gutiérrez
© Francisco Gutiérrez
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The space between these blocks is intended as terraces which, based on walls and slopes, generate exterior routes and living spaces through a private landscape that gradually opens the views to the Valley, communicating between private uses (bedrooms and TV room) in one of the blocks and public uses (garage, services, library, kitchen,) on the other.

© Francisco Gutiérrez
© Francisco Gutiérrez
Tapanco Plan
Tapanco Plan

Based on the available building materials and customs of the area, we decided to use stone from nearby quarries for the walls of the house, thus reinforcing the idea of independent blocks and integrating it into the context. Inside, the use of wooden beams for pitched roofs and floors provide the house with great warmth

© Francisco Gutiérrez
© Francisco Gutiérrez
Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
Cite: "House in Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos" [Casa en Atemajac / Villar Watty Arquitectos] 13 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/605408/house-in-atemajac-villar-watty-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884