This house is located in a residential area north of Aguascalientes city. It has 11x20 m and it´s facing south. It was thought for a family of 4 people.
The location and orientation were key factors that helped making design desitions.
This project has two rectangular areas that intersect perpendicularly. First one is an 11 meters long facade and the other one is in the west side of the plot, it has 20 meters deep, same as the garden in the east side.
This garden gives lighting and ventilation and link indoors and outdoors in a private environment.
The lineal structure of the house, gives us structure, optimize circulatory spaces and connect every floor in an easy way. It generates spaciousness sensation and lighting.
On the ground floor we can find the social areas: garage, living room, dining room, kitchen, terrace and garden, and the service areas: laundry room. This spaces has floor to ceiling windows that caught the attention since someone goes into the house.
The private areas are in the first floor: master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, TV room, another 2 bedrooms, studio and a private terrace.
The second floor is the higher place of the house, it has a roof garden where can be enjoyed great views and the beautiful sunsets that Aguascalientes offers.
The combination of natural and artificial lighting where another key factor that helped making space desitions.
On one side, floor to ceiling windows take full advantage of daylight as a lighting source, and on the other side, artificial light gives warmth and accentuate the most important areas of each room with the intention of créate multiple environments.
The house has light tones on walls, floors and ceilings, contrasting with quarry elements, wood lattices and black granite. The warmth of parota, oak and cumaru wood, stand out against other materials like steel, stone and glass.
The construction system used in foundation is based in concrete isolated footing and strip footing. It also has red brick walls, concrete columns and steel as structural elements, and ribbed slabs in mezzanines and rooftops.
This project seeks harmony between elements and materials. The contribution that each one brings to the architectural space and the relation between indoor and outdoor spaces, generate homely environment.