gerardo ars highlights the relationship of a family in three house gerardo ars highlights the relationship of a family in three house
jun 10, 2014

gerardo ars highlights the relationship of a family in three house

gerardo ars highlights the relationship of a family in three house
all images courtesy of gerardo ars

 

 

 

built on an irregular plot of land measuring 22 by 62 feet, ‘three house’ by gerardo ars is located in the town of boca del rio, at the port of veracruz, mexico. ‘the house is for our children,’ was an essential phrase from the client, serving as a basis for the development of the project. this idea led to the organization of the house as a set of three orthogonal modules, each containing programmed activities that work to meet the needs and concerns of the family consisting of a couple and their three children. the ground floor is occupied by both public and private areas: an entry, a garage, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a master bedroom. meanwhile, the upper floor equally disburses the children’s rooms to provide them with their own sense of place and privacy.

 


video courtesy of gerardo ars

 

 

 

the environment and its geographical situation led the designers to generate optimal ventilation spaces, ensuring that the interior of the house remains fresh and bright without detracting from its architectural qualities. in addition, the aesthetically-striking façade helps bring natural light into the residence while operating as a lattice to mesh the children’s introverted and extroverted personalities with one another.  features such as solitude and security were necessary due to its location, resulting in a design that evokes a feeling of protection from the outside, and whose form reflects the mix of housing typologies in the surrounding context that have developed from urban growth in recent years.

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
the facade among its neighbors along the street

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
the facade lit up at night from the exterior

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
views of the residence from the exterior 

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
a balcony is enclosed by the lattice facade 

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
interior details

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
view to the outside from a child’s bedroom 

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
first floor plan 

gerardo ars highlights relationship family three house
second floor plan

 

project info:

location: boca del rio, veracruz, mexico.
project date: 2013
construction date: 2014
architects: gerardo ars arquitectura
land area: 142 m²
constructed area: 220 m²
structural team: carlos caballero
materials: reinforced concrete and aluminum

 

 

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  • The birds nest facade has become a worn out idiom. Try something new.

    trimtab21 says:
  • fantastica!

    DANIEL LEVY POLICAR says:

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