Photography by Onnis Luque
Contemporary architecture makes too much emphasis on compositive perfection that we can call “for the kodak moment” avoiding by all means to show the inhabitants particular signature since these are vulgar objects: a souvenir mug from an ordinary beach, a cheesy flowered tablecloth or a working table’s chaotic disorder.
The design director’s arrogance doesn’t tolerate ordinary objects: the espresso cup should match with the wall clock with no numbers and the knoll armchair. GBN’s house stresses the limit of the architect’s influence and opens a tolerance space in between where the dweller begins a much deeper appropriation that with only the objects that swarm the space, searching with this that he doesn’t become his own “style slave” of his own house.
A space’s value that has been sculpted by the correct proportion, with clear plastic attributes and with no arrogant show off details of enslaved rigor, transcends the building’s skin. GBN’s house is a blank canvas in where the daily nature relaxes its habitability. Far from being an exotic approach of informal taste, the main theme is to build a bridge in between the arrogant attitude that patterns the dweller’s behavior and maintaining a space according to their habits.
The context is a charismatic rural land, although the house’s character, in spite of a perfect blend with the meadow’s contrasts, accepts the Mexican suburb’s pessimistic future..