Casa LQ20 by t3arc Architecture

This stunning 420m2 concrete residence designed by t3arc Architecture is located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Description by t3arc Architecture

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 indirectly illuminate 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.

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- by Matt Watts

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