Thu, May 20, 2010
I`ve already published material about the Mexican architects 7XA Taller de Arquitectura. They sent me some photos of another house, called MS Borbon House. The luxury residence has amazing view and bold red walls. You can learn more info about the home from the architects:
“We start from a basic premise: the movement. The house turns around a central axis, where forms and the program looks for a spiral to align itself throughout the same one. The location of the spaces defined according to the views that the land allows to the city and the volumetric configuration emphasizes this idea. The house interprets the formal and chromatic idea of Sebastian’s sculpture that is the landmark of access to the neighborhood.
For enter, you cross a water mirror where a glass volume floating over the lobby. From this we get low by a ramp more than a half level to arrive at the social area, which surrounds a central space fed by zenithal light, the composition of the house turns on this. The back garden is formed by terraces of steel and wood that allow an open social zone without obstacles to the views of the city. Stairs that start from the lobby also take in spiral to the intimate area where the study and the main bedroom take advantage of the view to the city and at the end of route is the guest bedroom.
There are no windows in the traditional sense of the word, the glass is treated as independent volumes or as transparent extensions of the game of walls that are interlaced in the central space. Each space was thought for a specific aim of contemplation of the landscape where the “Cerro de la Silla” with the city on their feet is the drop curtain for the most important spaces.”
Project: Custom House
Architects: 7XA taller de arquitectura
Principals: Angel Lopez/ Carlos Ortiz
Design Team: Angel Lopez, Carlos Ortiz, Manuel Frias, Elda Pasquel, Mayela Villa, Anabel Crespo, Abraham Valdez, Alejandra Nerio, Jose Borrani
Structural Engineer: Hugo Arellano
Photography: Vicente San Martin and Francisco Lubbert
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