X Bienal de Arquitectura Mexicana
Over an exceptional topography with a pronounced cliff, stands a group of four houses. The project is comprised of two towers containing two houses each. From ground level, the four houses either go up or down the cliff. As the complex is explored, the landscape becomes integrated into the architecture and the houses appear to be floating below the street. The aim of the project is for the houses to barely rest on the ground. Thus, with four metallic columns on each tower, the illusion of “floating houses” is achieved. The open floor plan, at ground level, successfully integrates the landscape and creates a memorable access. In terms of language, there is a reduced material palette and simple shapes. The main facades open up completely to the best views, while being more restricted to secondary ones.
Conceptual Design, Architectural Project, Architectural Supervision
Julio Gaeta / Luby Springall
Gabriel Fernández, Samuel Limas, Héctor Ramírez, Manuel Calderón, Julián Campos, Mariano Cardín, Abel Blancas
Javier Ramírez Mingram