Located on a hill southeast of the city of Queretaro, the house is adjacent to an ecological reserve that includes the surrounding context. The superb view of the field meant a completely open project landscape in all its views, a clear volumetric.
Access is confined between horizontal and vertical planes and defined textures, a wall of apparent concrete delimited the entrance square, on one side, a lattice wood as blind box provides the pedestrian level. Across a small garden with textures and vegetation refers us to the horizontal plane unfolded lateral access to the private area.
The entrance level is an open plan, open to the north and east, here are located the room, the dining room and kitchen, the visual continuity and intention of evidencing the exposed structure and materials were fundamental premise in the scheme. Modulation and provides a window of light effects throughout the day creating a sense of space differently in each place and time. The terrace level of access is connected with a glass bridge that flies in the study area and communicates a triple height in that area.
A staircase in a single tranche divides the master volume to reach the comfort zone, study and TV room, connected to the patio of mesquite, linked to the main entrance of the house through the flown staircase tracks of exposed concrete. This patio concentrated on sunlight throughout the day, providing natural light into the house and service area.
Next to the study room, adjacent to the area of ecology, a patio / garden space is determined by texture, flat, grass and visual continuity with the area of the plant. The rooms and bathrooms to handle the elements and the same material, the difference lies in the size of the space. The master bedroom is a space of transition between day and night, the master bathroom, a glass cube manner sculptural element and functional, which defines the activities in this area.
The volume of house easy to read, articulate the main double height of the main elements of the structure, slab, wall mounted volume, by perforations, orientation, views and functions, so that the permeable organized between public, private and surrounding areas.
Project: Casa Vega
Author: Platform Architecture (Flavio Rodrigues H, Héctor Hernández V)
Location: Queretaro, Mexico
Area: 357 m2
Built area: 210 m2
Supervision: Platform Architecture
Construction: Platform Architecture
Photograph: MRH Photography / Gerardo Aguilar Ortiz
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