In the southern part of Mexico City, on an irregular plot of land which offers just a few meters of front façade, this one-family residence solves the lack of contact with its environment by producing its own context, unfolding itself around a self-created landscape.
A decreasing succession of scale grants character to the interior space, beginning with the access through a triple-height patio wrapped in glass and cement blocks framing the sky as a landscape above. By night, this landscape is reproduced on the walls of the main stairway with a set of lights that reminds of a constellation.
Access to the public areas is granted through a double-height space which immediately denotes the sensation of lightness and transparency that prevails throughout the entire residence. The contrast between solid elements embellished with texture and complete transparency, offers a very clear understanding of the way the house functions, so the location of service areas, stairways and leisure spaces are easily sensed by the user.
+ Project facts
Architect: R-ZERO arquitectos | http://www.r-zerostudio.com
Team: Edgar Velasco Casillas, Alejandro Zarate de la Torre, Gilberto Muñoz + , Isaac Guzman Ramirez, Pablo Serrano (Serrano-Monjarraz).
Structure: Giron Megaproyectos S.A. de C.V. Ing. Humberto Giron
Engineering: IP Diseños S.A. de C.V.
Constructionand management: Nano C S.A. de C.V. Roman Garcia, Claudia Garcia and Adriana Cruz
Photography: Aki Itami
Memory: Alejandro Fernandez