Location: Puebla, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Arq. Ezequiel Aguilar Martínez, Arq. Sergio Álvarez
Area: 890 sqm
Photographs: Patrick López Jaime
Lev House is a reflection of a detailed work of architectural project in which it was decided to use a sober language through basic geometries that broke the constructive logic of the materials used.
The project is solved in two floors which order the architectural program having as main reference the large garden of the house, obtaining the appropriate orientation in each of the spaces.
The commitment to the use of concrete in ruffles obviously exposes the advantages of this material and results in volumes that defy gravity. The horizontalities manifested in various aspects of the work, since the election in that the centering of the concrete walls, the modulation of the outer timber and wood and iron designed cancelería.
The main structural challenge was flown solve using a clean structure that integrates the architectural design using mixed steel and concrete elements. The house “play” with the idea of using heavier material such as concrete in ruffles, giving an aspect of lightness to a material that is not.
The construction is responding to contemporary language and subtle, eliminating entirely ornamental elements that they don´thave function.
House Lev / Metarquitectura originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 01 Apr 2013.
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