casa LPZ by arqmov workshop offers single storey living for an elderly couple
all images by rafael gamo

 

 

 

this two storey home in mexico city has been built on an area of land between two recently constructed properties. named ‘casa LPZ’, the scheme has been designed by arqmov workshop for an elderly couple who had two primary requirements: firstly, that there was minimal visual contact with the neighboring houses, and that daily life should be contained to a single level to ensure easy accessibility. after considering the clients’ requirements, site orientation, and climatic conditions, the design team proposed an uncomplicated form with double-height interior spaces.

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the house is elevated above the passing street

 

 

 

in order to guarantee seclusion, the house is elevated above the passing street. all living accommodation is found at ground level, including a spacious bedroom at the rear of the property. communal spaces are organized around the dwelling’s sheltered garden with an open-plan lounge adjoining an external terrace. each room is oriented to make the best use of sunlight throughout the day. the upper storey contains a gym and a guest bedroom. the architects chose only natural materials for the project, including natural stone and timber, travertine marble, volcanic stone, walnut, granite, and tempered glass.

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 communal spaces are organized around the dwelling’s sheltered garden

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all living accommodation is found at ground level

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an open-plan lounge adjoins an external terrace

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each room is oriented to make the best use of sunlight throughout the day

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the architects chose only natural materials for the project

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the dwelling is built on an area of land between two recently constructed properties

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

architects: arquitectura en movimiento workshop — eduardo micha, fabio correa, gabriel merino, oscar osorio, patricia pérez, christian rodriguez, miguel ángel chiney, néstor moreno, eduardo acosta
location: méxico city, méxico
area: 300 sqm
photography: rafael gamo