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Magnificent House with Walls of Stone, Brick, and Wood that Reflect an air of Yesteryear

By • Dec 29, 2017

This house in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico has been designed by the architectural studio AE Arquitectos in 2017, and covers an area of 1,335 square meters. This project sought achieve a few goals: the first, to integrate the spaces (common areas, and rooms) so that the inhabitants could carry out their activities and move from one area to another without problems.

Exterior view of the house with brick and stone walls
Rear garden with pool and terrace

The second was to achieve a regional look that harkens back to homes of yesteryear where stone and wood were fundamental materials. Within this contrast it was obvious that the conditions of the project were unique.

Pool area with garden and terraces
Stairs with stone and brick walls
Internal garden
Internal garden with stone walls
Internal stairs overlooking the interior garden

The formation of the land where the house was built had a very steep slope that ended in the cliffs several meters high. To solve the problem, the house was built one level below the street level. Taking advantage of this, the entrance of the house begins with a stairway through which we discover the house. The feeling of proximity gradually increases until it is revealed before us.

This construction was thought of as a constant encounter with nature. It has two patios and a garden. The house is built on a stone base, with copper tones and oxides that accentuate the intended classic style.

The details in shades of dark wood and the use of brick seem to help complement the feeling of warmth of the house.

Living-dining room decorated in rustic style
Corridor in the upper level with glass walls
Internal access to the stairs
Stairs with dark glass railings
Living-dining area connected to the internal garden
Internal garden with abundant vegetation
Night view from inside the garden
Night view from the back garden
Night view of the house with stone walls

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