Posted: 08 Aug 2012 10:17 AM PDT
This contemporary design El Uro House completed by Mexican-based 7xa Architects (7XA TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA) is designed to maximize the best views of the Sierra Madre mountains for the social and family spaces.
With land area of 5000 square meters, the architects able to create a cross-shape plan which rotates according to the views. One enters the plot through a very discreet hallway which, as it opens, reveals the house set among the trees. A rotunda surrounds two walnut trees, and it functions as an external entrance hall that connects to a cube of concrete that serves as an access. It takes the visitor to an L-shaped slab, which is the great entrance to the garden and the terraces in the back.
The house is organized by a central space with a wood cylinder as a motif. It conceals a commode in the ground floor, and a study room in the first floor. This space divides the zones of the house: on one side, the ground floor contains the social part, opened and merged with the exterior; on the other side, the semiprivate area -more closed and intimate. The first floor holds the secondary bedrooms in the front and the master bedroom in the back of the house, with a view to the enormous garden. When the space is allowed, there always be a terrace or a partially covered zone that "dissolves" the difference between the internal and external spaces.
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