Native structure studio Taller David Dana has stacked a collection of containers to create a vertical terraced home on a hillside in Mexico Metropolis.
Mexico Metropolis-based studio Taller David Dana accomplished the expansive 1,817-square metre design for Casa Madre in 2023, balancing staggered concrete volumes over 5 storeys in a quiet however city space within the metropolis’s western limits.
Tucked between a big concrete advanced and a crimson tile-roof Spanish-style home, the sunshine gray concrete home stands out within the greenery of the city panorama, whereas disappearing from into the location’s steep topography.
“From the upper avenue, the home registers as a single-floor residence the place the rooftop seems to be merged with the panorama; however from the decrease degree, the entire five-level might be sighted by the friends,” the studio instructed Dezeen.
With a “brutalist however refined character,” uncovered concrete serves because the end materials and versatile construction for the collection of glass-railed terraces and stable field cantilevers that operate top-down.
The entry is situated on the highest flooring with public areas that function the center of the house.
Inside, the kitchen incorporates a stable, darkish marble island and a glass show cupboard at its centre. A sliding glass wall leads into the open-plan eating and front room with double-height ceilings that includes heavy concrete-and-wood beams alongside the perimeter.
Along with a glazed wall on the western aspect, the southern “entrance” aspect of the lounge opens by way of giant, rotating home windows onto the higher terrace that frames views out towards the encompassing metropolis and skyline.
“For the inside partitions, a micro-cement render was used to melt the tough texture of the concrete, mixed with wooden parts and travertine flooring that collectively configure a comfy and heat ambiance to embrace the consumer,” the studio mentioned.
The studio lauded the furnishings and artwork curatorship carried out by Ronit Stein of Asociación Arquitectura as one of the crucial hanging options of the inside.
A central stair – with floating travertine treads and a skinny metallic railing – steps all the way down to the non-public degree with three en suites and a household room. The household room options comfortable wooden flooring, a darkish floor-to-ceiling bookcase and entry to an inside landscaped patio.
“This degree is embellished with bespoke furnishings, mixed with artwork curatorship and ornament, standing out with a picket desk and a dark-marble circle,” the studio mentioned, referencing the portal-like accent piece on the wall.
On the west facade, picket slatted shutters shade the loos.
Down one other stairway, the house’s amenity areas are organized beneath the first suite’s cantilevered type. An open-air bar and eating room move onto a terrace with an oblong swimming pool. This degree serves as a shared house between the non-public areas of the house and the separate visitor house.
Exterior pathways lead downward to lush vegetation within the small surrounding backyard that is protected against the decrease avenue by a privateness wall.
Atop the home is a planted roof and a photo voltaic array.
Just a few hours southeast in Oaxaca, Espacio 18 Arquitectura balanced a collection of concrete containers off a hillside. Elsewhere in Mexico Metropolis structure studio Sordo Madaleno created a terracotta-clad house constructing with terraced ranges.
The images is by César Béjar and César Belio.
Workplace: Taller David Dana
Lead architect: David Dana Cohen
Curatorship: Ronit Stein, Asociación Arquitectura