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.
House of 8 Gardens in Cuernavaca, Mexico by Goko MX
May 27th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Goko MX
“Smart Living”. The luxury of rest.
Our goal was to create a house and relaxing experience of absolute rest and to contribute to a better environment improving life quality.
The mission was to provide the user an alternate space where pleasure and relaxation could live together. One floor level areas to meet with or without guests and habitate or relax while doing something nice, like cooking, swimming, exercising, picking a
Our design starts from the center: a “tabachín” floating in a pond that functions as the heart, a connection between all spaces. The guest rooms open onto their inner gardens respectively: the ferns garden and the Maculli garden.
The master bedroom located on the most private area has the bougainvillea garden and a view to the main garden, which also functions as a the garden view for pool, terrace, living and dining room.
The “cycads” garden between living and tv room, the orchard by the access, the green courtyards in the bathrooms and the green tunnel for the main garden´s direct access complete the project´s configuration.
Although our architecture plays a fundamental role on the house, it is through the insertion of spaces for contemplation of nature that we achieve one true experience.
Efficient Architecture: We accomplish more with less.
Full floor to ceiling 3.60 m high windows emphasize the views and importance of natural light for the entire project. The interior height keeps the spaces cool despite high temperatures in Cuernavaca.
We inserted natural lighting through various systems: overhead lighting in domes and courtyards, through windows and finally indirect natural lighting by offsetting slabs at different heights.
Materials such as travertine marble floors and main walls, walnut woodwork, slabs and white walls, clear floor to ceiling glass resulted in the feeling of a fresh, open, warm and much larger space.
All artificial led lighting, water catchment and treatment systems, photocells for electricity, and solar hot water heaters reduced overall energy consumption of the house and created a more aware of our environment project.
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