GG House by Elias Rizo Arquitectos in Tapalpa, Mexico
challenge: GG HouseArchitects: vicinity: Tapalpa, MexicoArea: 4,520 sqftPhotographs via:
The GG residence sits atop a small green plateau surrounded via lush nature on a rugged terrain of hills and valleys in Tapalpa, Mexico close to the Colima volcano.It become designed by way of , a Mexican studio that has already been featured on our web site with their challenge.The GG residence includes bedrooms, a master suite, a domestic workplace and an open area taking up the job of the living room, dining room and kitchen.
The project for GG residence emerged from a completely unique fee. Our patron, a center-aged bachelor, wanted to build a weekend house in a clearing in a forest, on a assets on a mountain. in addition to the topographical conditions, we located that the project concerned uncommon requirements in terms of privacy, which allowed a greater open dating between the areas and the environment.
The house is positioned on a steep terrain overlooking a simple between mountains and the Colima volcano within the distance, seen above the tops of the okay. The rugged topography was a figuring out thing inside the layout of the task; it turned into designed on a chain of terraces carved into the hill and linked via a zigzag course.
The property is accessed from the highest factor. The motors tour along a course that cuts the slope downhill towards a storage that sits on an intermediate terrace and sinks into the hill, framed by way of a stone portal. The roof of the residence, the primary facade that confronts the traveller, is visible among bushes as an uncovered concrete slab protected with gravel, and famous the broken profile of the building.
From the storage arises a staircase manufactured from rectangular stone slabs of variable dimensions, from a carpet of gravel that refers back to the roof and seems to signify that the constructing is an extrusion of the land itself. At that second, the front facade of the house is found out, coated with a lacquered steel plate that allows you to age at whim, like the relaxation of the substances. through the years, the plate will lose its luster and will oxidize, changing within the identical way its environment do, and will leave a path of oxide at the stone on the way to finally be stressed with red earth, very characteristic of the area.
this system of the residence became designed in a rectangular plan this is inserted into one of the slits within the floor. The ensuing quantity is a prism sitting with admire on the ground, oriented transversely to the slope of the hill and exposing its longest aspect closer to the view. We determined to make an inflection at approximately the middle of the quantity, inside the entrance space, to create a ruin in the roof, to interrupt with the elongated proportions of the constructing. In plan, the gesture of the destroy is repeated at the north side to allow a more adequate terrace overlooking the Colima volcano.
the entrance foyer traverses the building and breaks it into same blocks. at the give up of the west block there is a terrace clad in cumarú, suspended above the ground, and linked to the master bedroom via a window. The relaxation of the program consists of visitor bedrooms, each one with its very own lavatory, a guest lavatory and laundry area. The block east of the doorway houses the residing room, eating room and kitchen; all in one huge space that is related thru retractable window panels, a roof terrace that reflects the exterior at the opposite end and appears to drift above the floor.