Wed, Apr 28, 2010
Mexican architects 7XA Taller de Arquitectura designed the house El Uro. The 900 m2 residence sits on 5.000 m2 land. The client’s task was to have the best views of the mountains of the Sierra Madre and lot of space between existing trees and the social spaces.
The huge field gave the opportunity to create a cross-shaped pattern where each floor rotates according to the convenience of the views and emphases in each area – like that there is always a terrace or partially roofed area to “dilute” the difference between interior and exterior.
The house has very discreet entrance, which reveals the residence through the trees. The house is built with a central motive – wooden cylinder that serves as a guest bathroom downstairs and study upstairs. This space divides the different areas of the house: the ground floor containing the social, open and integrated with the outside areas and the upstairs – more closed, semi-private, where the bedrooms look at the large garden and the pool.
This project is a geometrical design of simple planes and volumes, generated spaces are turning subtly from indoor to outdoor. Inside – marble flooring, cool white walls and soaring two-story volumes create a palatial atmosphere for owners and visitors.
Architects: 7XA taller de arquitectura
Location: El Uro, Mexico
Design Team: Angel Lopez, Carlos Ortiz, Jose Borrani, Anabel Crespo, Ana Casillas, Claudia Murillo, Cesar Garza
Construction: 900 m2
Land: 5,000 m2
Photography: Francisco Lubbert
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