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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Tello House in Morelos, Mexico by PRODUCTORA

 
June 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PRODUCTORA 

The program of this single-family dwelling is resolved in four staggered volumes each with a 5 x 5 meter footprint. The staggering occurs both in plan and cross-section, and responds to different conditions. The staggered plan responds to the integration into the project of an existing large tree on the site, and the positioning of a garage. The staggered cross-section corresponds to the slope of the site, forming connections between the different spaces that are set off from each other vertically. The double-height dining room functions as the home’s principal space, articulating the program by means of the central staircase that links all of the vertically staggered spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

  • Architects: PRODUCTORA
  • Project: Tello House
  • Location: Morelos, Mexico
  • Photographer: Luis Gallardo
  • Collaborators: Gerardo Aguilar, Mateo Agudelo
  • Structural Engineering: Kaltia (Verónica Correa)
  • Contractor: Arq. Roger Desdier Tello
  • Client: Tello Family
  • Surface: 180 m²
  • Date: 2016

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

To build the house as economically as possible, the chosen construction system is based on hollow brick load-bearing walls and beam/block floor slabs. Exposed brick was used for the interior, while the exterior has a cement render, creating a monolithic appearance. This unconventional use of exposed brick inverts the finishes: the brick that we usually find on external wall surfaces is employed here in the interior, creating a warmer feel to the rooms. As a result, the interior spaces present a striking texture that is balanced with the simple terrazzo floors and exposed concrete beam ceilings.

The external terraces complete the composition, functioning as immediate extensions of the interior spaces with the beam/block floor slabs continuing outside, while the exposed brick is repeated in the floors.

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © PRODUCTORA

Image Courtesy © PRODUCTORA

Image Courtesy © PRODUCTORA

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