Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Casa LQ20 in Cuernavaca, Mexico by T3arc
August 31st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: T3arc
This is a house located in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The main idea was to generate a place where the interior lived open to the garden. Cuernavaca is a city with great weather all year, and the main activities always occur in the outside. Nevertheless, the sun could be a problem in the afternoon. Therefore, we constructed this house in two main volumes.
One of them open completely to the east and the other completely closed to the west. Both volumes are connected by a concrete bridge that crosses the main patio open to the garden. We tried to give an antic heavy feeling in the ground floor by using extreme care in our concrete but aware of doing a house in accordance to the nature of the garden. A pool gives clarity to the emplacement and functions like the most important element of the house.
In the main facade, we can see a large window that allows the morning sun to enter to the master bedroom, while you can see a line of huge eucalyptus and Laurels from the region. It has a movie studio, were the only light comes from the ceiling and it is open to the north. We tried to use the west sun to indirectlyilluminate the rest of the rooms. This house has 420sqm of construction and allows the inhabitants to enjoy the path of the sun above it with no direct contact. In the leaving room we open the ceiling to illuminate all the ground floor and the kitchen. A terrace open to the north is the most social space in the house, where all the family enjoys together the open views of the garden.