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 MYA in Monterrey, Mexico by Dear Architects
August 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Dear Architects
The site, a 162 m2 middle block plot has the peculiarity of having two 9m fronts, a north and a south facade. The height difference between the two allows placing the programs in an alternate way to each extreme of the plot, closing the house from its direct context. By making this procedure two volumes are formed, leaving a void in the center of the site.
The stairs, placed in the central area, connects both volumes dividing the space and forming two patios to deliver ventilation and light in addition to expanding the immediate program according to its level.
The lower south access receives the vehicles and serves as the family entrance, guiding directly to a garden and terrace, meanwhile the higher northern access functions as the main and formal entrance to the house.
The alternating platforms between one volume and the other allow visual continuity to interact between spaces causing a perception of a wider and larger space. This difference in height between the volumes permits the master bedroom and bathroom an overview of the mountains, and creating a terrace over the lower volume.
The vertical circulation gathers in the central volume, it develops and permits different programs to connect causing consciousness by perspectives where you can observe the relationship of elements and openings between each volume, realizing a unity in the whole butstill managing a volumetric individualityby the differentiation of textures.
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