Sierra Leona House by José Juan Rivera Río

Sierra Leona House by José Juan Rivera Río

Architects: José Juan Rivera Río
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Year: 2014
Area: 7,000 sqft
Photo courtesy: Nasser Malek Hernández
Description:

Located in a residential area on the outskirts of the city of Mexico, in the colonia Lomas de Chapultepec.

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Impeccable to the outside, the house sits on a plane to 2.50 meters (8 feet) above street level at its lowest part, developed at the centre of the ground giving rise to a courtyard in front and a garden behind.

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Apparent simplicity and exquisite details this House is resolved with flat roofs between a courtyard and a garden in which ambiguously intersect Interior and exterior facings which stand out clearly the constructive system based on concrete, glass and steel.

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This residence was built with the characteristic style of architecture from the years 60´s inspired by modernism.

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The program includes two levels on the access platform and a basement which is accessed from the bottom of the street, this leading to the parking lot.

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Quality materials, clear colours and fleeting reflections on glass are at the service of comfort and design, to gardening camouflages the borders and builds a landscape and atmosphere of privacy.

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