- Collaborators:Loreto Lara, Carolina Inostroza
- Structure:Colinas de Buen, Saturnino Hernández
- Mechanical Engineering:Arturo Guerra
- Contractor:Jesús Cabral
- Screens:Val y Val, Juan Carlos del Val
- Computer Model:Loreto Lara, Carolina Inostroza
- Site Area:317 m²
- City:Ciudad de México
Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in a suburb in the south of Mexico City, surrounded by houses trying to stand out from the environment, by their colour, textures and sloped roofs covered with tiles. To take the advantage of the excessive slope of the terrain, the design proposes most of the program below the street level. Leaving a low rise building façade with a green roof covered with medicinal vegetation.
Leaving the garage and main entrance in the frontal restriction of the site, the access to the house is through a bridge that arrives at a structural core surrounded by the stair, descending to the social areas with a glass façade providing natural light to the inside; below there are bedrooms connected with the garden. The master bedroom is over the social area under the green roof.
The sustainable design collects and manages rainwater, reduces pollutants in the air, and improves the temperature in the house. Concrete, glass and vegetation are articulated to give a successful solution to a singular project that neutralizes itself in a complex environment.