the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. United States
  5. Rene Gonzalez Architect
  6. 2017
  7. Ron Rojas House / Rene Gonzalez Architect

Ron Rojas House / Rene Gonzalez Architect

  • 13:00 - 28 June, 2017
Ron Rojas House / Rene Gonzalez Architect
Ron Rojas House / Rene Gonzalez Architect, © Michael Stavaridis
© Michael Stavaridis

© Michael Stavaridis © Michael Stavaridis © Michael Stavaridis © Michael Stavaridis + 34

  • Project Director

    Daniel Romero
  • Associate Architect

    Monica Vazquez
  • Architect of Record

    Richard Cortes
  • Landscape Designer

    Collaborative Independent Inc. – Alex Rodriguez
  • Structural Engineer

    US Structures – Jose Toledo
  • Contractor

    MZ Design
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Michael Stavaridis
© Michael Stavaridis

Text description provided by the architects. The Key Biscayne Residence developed in response to its sub-tropical island environment. Pools are the principle, and ever-present, organizing elements of the series of living spaces, providing a feeling of coolness in the bright Miami light. Moving through the house, the experiences shift from being outdoors in a vertical space that is enveloped with walls of clay louvers, to entering a horizontally organized living area surrounded by glass doors that can entirely open to breezeways and pools. 

© Michael Stavaridis
© Michael Stavaridis

The Key Biscayne Residence is depictive of the Latin cultural environment that surrounds it, including the client for whom it was designed. The south Florida community has many Latin American residents and the intent was to design a contemporary, comfortable house within a condition inclusive of many Mediterranean-style homes that are imbedded in these cultural conditions. As a result, many architectural elements are utilized that are inherent to the Latin tradition including patios, portales (porches), and persianas (louvered screens).

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Section
Section
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The use of materials and overall layout present a series of spatial experiences defined by light and shadow and permeable connections between interior and exterior. Implicitly interpreting the persianas, which filter light as well as mitigate heat, terracotta brick louver systems were selected in three types: a more traditional and regular horizontal pattern, pivoting vertical panels, and textural, more solid bricks.

© Michael Stavaridis
© Michael Stavaridis

The house itself is a series of interlocking and overlapping volumes with voids, allowing for spatial complexity and spaces that snake through the house. Because the floor level is elevated to be free from flooding, one must ascend to enter. The reflecting pools at the entry and visible pool at the rear of the house contribute to the sensory, floating quality of this private home.

© Michael Stavaridis
© Michael Stavaridis

View the complete gallery

About this office
Rene Gonzalez Architect
Office
Cite: "Ron Rojas House / Rene Gonzalez Architect" 28 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/874238/ron-rojas-house-rene-gonzalez-architect/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Michael Stavaridis

重重叠叠,体块穿插,多种变换的住宅如同迈阿密的天气 / Rene Gonzalez Architect