Found within the edges of Mexico City, the project was planned for a loose life-styled family. The long rectangular formed location was obliged on 3 sides by other houses clearing out as it were a short front get to confront.

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Design: Materia + Gustavo Carmona, Lisa Beltrán, Juan Paredes.
Area: 335 m2
Year: 2009
Construction: Materia
Structural: Gerardo Pastrana
Fixed Furniture: Juan Paredes
Photography: Alberto Mora

CVA House by Materia - Sheet3
©Alberto Mora

The house lives around a porch that serves as the continuation of the inside spaces. The plan made an arrangement of scenes along the house characterized by the utilization of characteristic light and materials. Natural or bent volumes characterize the private spaces whereas the open spaces hold a more rectilinear and straightforward character.

CVA House by Materia - Sheet4
©Alberto Mora

The bent surfaces produce surfaces and shadows utilizing conventional hand-made Mexican brick as a lineal weave. These surfaces differentiate from the glass and uncovered concrete components.

CVA House by Materia - Sheet7
©Alberto Mora

The plan looked for a character made of persistent works out of differentiating: open vs. private, overwhelming vs. light, light vs. shadow; in this way coming about in a modern expression of made materials.


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