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IC House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

  • 18:00 - 29 April, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
IC House / Alexanderson Arquitectos
IC House / Alexanderson Arquitectos, © Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

© Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona + 25

  • Construction

    Pablo Alexanderson Silva
  • Collaborators

    José Luis Hernández, Jessica Magaña, Manuel Moreno, Agustín Cuevas, Gloria López, Luisa Fernanda Ruíz
  • Structural Engineering

    Lucio López
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© Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

Text description provided by the architects. The site is located on the edge of a ravine. It is a corner lot located in a residential subdivision in the area of Guadalajara. The site reflects the geography of the ravine, with steep slopes and an irregular geometry.

© Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

The project arises from the premise of creating a monolithic volume with the ability to open in full on one side and to remain closed in the other. The incorporation of a large central courtyard, besides linking the spaces, generates options for openings in the walls, and contextualizing the courtyard with the exterior.

Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan

These openings are covered with metal lattices that filter light and the views, thus enhancing the relation between exterior and interior.

© Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

The program is designed on 3 levels in a house of 775 m2. Harnessing the natural slope and the foundation of the house allows the basement to be fully open to the garden. It also houses a gym and guest room, both open to the central courtyard.

© Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

On the intermediate or access level are the rest of the public activities. The services have an independent access from the garage. 

Section
Section

Upstairs are the private activities. The space generated by the courtyard serves as a separation between the bedrooms and reaffirms this gesture of transparency with the exterior. Taking advantage of the height of the house, the roof of the master bedroom serves as a viewing deck over the privileged view of the neighborhood.

© Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona

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Cite: "IC House / Alexanderson Arquitectos" [Casa IC / Alexanderson Arquitectos] 29 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/624119/ic-house-alexanderson-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Carlos Díaz Corona

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