p+0 arquitectura completes ipe house in monterrey, mexico
photo by sofia flores chapa
all images courtesy of p+0 arquitectura

 

 

 

david pedroza castañeda of p+0 arquitectura has designed and realized the ‘ipe house’ in monterrey, mexico, composed of interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces. the scheme divides the 12 meter wide site in half, and arranges a building volume on one side, while leaving the other open for a garden. sliding glass doors define the threshold between either area, allowing for maximum connectivity between interior and exterior spaces. the program is configured with the kitchen, living, and dining area on the main floor, and bedrooms above. an upper level solarium is placed above the outdoor dining area, and provides views of the striking mountain, cerro de la silla.

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the arrangement divides the site in half, and places the building volume on the left and outdoor spaces on the right
photo by sofia flores chapa

 

 

 

in response to the site’s topography, the garage is located below the main level, dug into the landscape. two exterior staircases connect the street level to the house’s living room and garden, respectively. from this floor, two more staircases, one indoor and the other outdoor, access the upper level.

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

photo by sofia flores chapa

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

the garden and living/kitchen area are spatially connected by wide sliding glass doors
photo by sofia flores chapa

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

an exterior staircase accesses the upper level solarium above the outdoor dining area
photo by sofia flores chapa

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

photo by sofia flores chapa

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

photo by sofia flores chapa

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

the solarium patio provides a direct view of the striking mountain, cerro de la silla
photo by sofia flores chapa

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

photo by sofia flores chapa

david pedroza castaneda ipe house designboom

photo by sofia flores chapa

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: monterrey, mexico
dates: july 2011- april 2014
area: 321 sqm
architecture: arq. david pedroza castañeda / p+0 architecture
construction: xolal construcciones, ernesto ponce, AL-EGA(glass), ARV(metalwork)
structural engineering: emilio gonzalez
construction collaborator: adriana martinez
photography: sofia flores chapa