planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city

planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city

Alexander Garduno builds House Saenz Pardo in Mexico city

 

Designer Alexander Garduno constructs House Saenz Pardo, a monolithic concrete residence located on the outskirts of Mexico City. The house is sculpted around a central courtyard that merges the living spaces with the endemic vegetation. The volume is developed into three levels with the ground floor forming a designated space for parking and services, the first floor arranging common living zones, and the upper floor organizing the private areas with bedrooms and terraces. All spaces are articulated around the central patio which provides natural lighting and ventilation throughout the structure. The project follows passive design strategies such as water reuse and clever light and ventilation systems.

planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city
all images by Andres Cedillo

 

 

the project follows a series of passive design strategies

 

The interior design offers flexible and adaptable space that can conform to different occasions and several events due to the ability of connection, expansion, and separation of rooms through a system of movable partitions and curtains. The architectural team follows a series of passive design strategies such as the sustainable model of water use and management which recognizes the client’s needs in terms of supply as well as the natural cycles of this resource on the site. The layout composes concrete eaves, as floor-to-ceiling sliding windows generate cross ventilation. The private area distributes skylights that offer plentiful natural light, while wooden shutters protect the space from solar radiation.

planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city
the monolithic volume is developed into three levels

 

 

sustainable water system and green area distribution

 

The sustainable water system manages rainwater collection, the recycling of residual water, and the infiltration of surpluses. The circular water plan supplies vital liquids to the green areas planted strategically inside and around the house. One of these gardens is located on the upper floor, comprised of plants, flowers, and shrubs, generating a microclimate where wild plantation, insects, and birds can cohabit. The landscape design stands as a focal point of the project going beyond the contemplative reaffirming the endemic elements and superimposing itself on skyscrapers.

planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city
wooden shutters protect the space from solar radiation

planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city
all spaces are articulated around the central patio

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planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city
wild plantation of the open gardens is backdropped by skyscrapers

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planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city
the project follows a series of passive design strategies such as rainwater collection

planted terrace tops concrete residence saenz pardo in mexico city
wooden textures and concrete forms compose the interior

 

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perspective diagrammatic drawing
perspective diagrammatic drawing
rainwater system
rainwater system
first floor plan
first floor plan

project info:

 

name: House Saenz Pardo
designer: Alexander Garduno | @ajgardunos

landscape design: Luis Guisar Benitez

location: Huixquilucan de Degollado, Mexico City, Mexico

photography: Andres Cedillo | @pavelin

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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