House of the Four Courtyards by Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

Architects: Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Year: 2013
Area: 3,390 sqft
Photo courtesy: Onnis Luque
Description:

Located in the financial area of ​​the old town of Tacubaya, this house aims to reinterpret in a contemporary manner using the patios. In the lot was a very run down neighborhood, was demolished to build the new house.

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A perimeter wall 6m height insulates the house of their environment, containing space. This wall into the street becomes a discreet façade that respects the height of the neighboring properties and harmony of the street. On the ground, the house reads like a chessboard, alternating solid and patios volumes; but being glass throughout, the space is conceived as one: the inside becomes the outside and vice versa.

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The metal structure plays an important role in the project, creates a three-dimensional grid which defines the spaces; It is also slim enough to allow transparency. The structure is visible both in the ceilings and floors giving rhythm and order.

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The house is on two floors, the first there are the public spaces: entrance, parking, laundry, kitchen, dining room and study. On the second floor are three bedrooms with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms. The room, double height, spatially connecting the two floors, stairs and patios.

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The vegetation becomes the courtyards of the house, giving the impression of living in contact with the outside. Thanks to the courts, the sun bathes the house all day creating a play of reflections and shadows that animate the space.

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The roof is a garden with a bucket of glass protruding amid plants; it regulates the temperature of the house and is the ideal place to read, watch the vegetation and the roofs of the old town of Tacubaya.

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