Montesierra 025 House | Espacio 18 Arquitectura

It's a single family home located in Puebla City, Mexico, in a zone where housing developments are booming. Puebla City / Mexico / 2017

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It's a single family home located in Puebla City, Mexico, in a zone where housing developments are booming.


 


It's built on a rectangular 150 m² property inside a residential complex with strict design restrictions.


 


The project starts from a "broken C" scheme, extracting and perforating each floorplan in order to generate crossed ventilations and take advantage of the natural light in each of the spaces. The main floor holds the social areas of the house, therefore we eliminated walls to create continuous spaces and ample ambients to integrate the gardens. The built area is maximised by getting rid of unnecessary circulation distances. On the second floor, the vertical openings and terraces maintain the sunlight as a constant but changing element throughout the daytime. One of the vertical openings allowes the creation of a “patio” where different elements meet: the steel planters, red bricks, natural woods and vegetation. This patio can be enjoyed from the different spaces in the house, surprising both the users and the guests when looking through the windows.


 


The services are located on the Roof Garden and a terrace is gratefully blessed with an amazing view of the volcanoes.


 


The main facade results from the architectural program and the internal functions. On the main floor, a tropical wood lattice divides the inside-outside visuals giving privacy to the user but at the same time, allowing the pass of light and air for natural illumination and crossed ventilations. On the second floor, the windows are recessed, and the eaves work regulating the solar radiation depending on the season of the year.


 


Finally, the main challenge was to show the richness of the naked materials and to try to eliminate the conventionalities set by real estate brokers in Puebla who look for "trendy finishes" that rule the offer on the market.


 

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    It's a single family home located in Puebla City, Mexico, in a zone where housing developments are booming.   It's built on a rectangular 150 m² property inside a residential complex with strict design restrictions.   The project starts from a "broken C" scheme, extracting and perforating each floorplan in order to generate crossed ventilations and take advantage of the natural light in each of the spaces. The main floor holds the social areas of the house, therefore we...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work started in 2016
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design / Photography
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