Located within a residential subdivision in the State of Mexico, we understood the windy landscape to make the most of the climate conditions and achieve comfort in a sustainable way.
Having a property located within a housing complex dictates the focus of the design on what happens inside of it. The geometry of Casa Sexta evolves inward, granting privacy to its spaces while seeking natural light.
The juxtaposition between the massive volumes and voids creates a game of shadows. The structure provides solidity, a compelling architectural language and hierarchizes the spaces; the only circular column supports a large overhang that houses the main bedroom and serves as coverage for the main entrance.
The program is developed on three levels to maximize the 350m2 of the narrow plot. The walls turn 45º to take most sunlight through ten patios; every single room has natural lightning.
Each floor holds a different atmosphere according to its use; the ground floor houses the public areas. A black acacia tree serves as the heart of the project and link between these spaces and the upper floor.
The first floor houses the private areas. All bedrooms have their own independent patio for natural ventilation and illumination.
The basement contains the service quarters, the garage, and recreational spaces. The distribution of these allows them to be used without interfering with the activities of other family members.
Two staircases link all floors: one made of wood, close to the heart of the project, under zenithal light. The other, a sculptural concrete helix used for service circulation.
The omnipresent landscape is an essential part of the project and grow along with it. The color palette consists of the white stucco, green leaves and the warm tones of the furniture, where light wood is the complement to the chromatic range.