Ivanna House is a residence designed in Veracruz, Mexico, for a family that constantly receives the visit of friends and relatives. The distribution of the project responds to the length of the site, to the use of natural lighting and to cross ventilation in every space.
A main rectangular element of private spaces is placed on a public and service base. In spite of its length and its solid and heavy appearance, it lands lightly over the garage with the help of slender steel columns and a 13 feet long cantilever ending in the facade.
On the ground floor, there are public and service areas such as the kitchen, living room, laundry room, swimming pool and a guest bedroom. Also on this level, there is a housemaid bedroom, which is in front of the house for privacy and independence. With its walls finished in wood and a green roof, this space usually neglected is used like a main element of the project.
Upstairs there is a simple, solid and clean rectangular volume, synthesizing the private program of the residence. It has a master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room, a family room and a secondary bedroom; it also has a terrace taking advantage of the roof of the ground floor service area.
Project: Casa Ivanna Architects: OBRA BLANCA Website: www.obrablanca.mx Location: Veracruz, Mexico. Construction Area: 750 m2 Project Year: 2013 Construction Year: 2014 Photography: Adrian Llaguno / Documentacion Arquitectonica. Construction: INASA. Materials: Volcanic stone, Cumaru deck, Concrete and brick structure.