Housing in Amatepec

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Housing in Amatepec is a project built in an area of Mexico City that has a determinant topographic condition toward a ravine. The property has a very narrow front, 14 meters towards the street and a length of 77 meters, which made us analyze how it could be achieved that all areas will have good lighting and relate to the outside. This architectural starting point generated a total spatial and visual integration and thus, each one of the spaces destined to green areas become an extension of the interior spaces. The main access to the house is given with an almost blind volume lined with white ceramic material that creates a game between light and shadows with the different volumes. Using an existing Jacaranda as the center of an aromatic garden, the pedestrian entrance to the ground floor is generated. 

Mexico City, Mexico

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Applicant and authors of the project
Manuel Cervantes Estudio

Other participants
Photo: Rafael Gamo