PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city

PPAA SHARES ITS LATEST RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN MEXICO

 

pérez palacios arquitectos asociados (PPAA) has designed a single family home named ‘monte tauro’ in a residential area of mexico city. the residence occupies a rectangular 30×20 meter plot with neighbors on three sides and a street to the north. 

 

the mexico-based architects organized the 645 sqm program into three volumes around a large internal courtyard, offering residents a private haven to relax in.

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
images by rafael gamo

 

 

THREE DISTINCT VOLUMES ARTICULATE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS

 

the three volumes are arranged based on three circulation axes on the first floor, dividing the public axis, the service axis, and a bedroom block. each block contains a particular function and is designed by PPAA to reflect this. the long, slim volume on the western edge comprises the private functions, including a palatial master bedroom suite complete with dressing room and bathroom. 

 

the two storey block to the northern portion of the site contains the kitchen and laundry room as well as a smaller bedroom suite on the second floor. the architects also planned a basement level that features a three-car garage, chauffer’s room, gym, and wine cellar. 

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
the main access to the house

 

 

the L-shape generated by the service and bedroom blocks encloses the main public area of the house, which hosts the living room, the covered terrace, and the garden space. this part of the dwelling is made distinct by an exposed wooden structure that creates a degree of lightness and openness when compared with the cast concrete volumes that make up the rest of the house.

 

together, the concrete and wood create a welcome contrast but also perfectly complement one another thanks to the timber formwork texture of the concrete. the interiors are light and contemporary but the addition of antique wooden furniture and old paintings give monte tauro a warm, family atmosphere. 

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
a double height entrance space brings light inside monte tauro

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
the open plan living and dining room

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
the living and dining room extends outside to a covered terrace

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view from the covered terrace

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
the texture of the timber formwork on the concrete perfectly complements the wooden structure

PPAA arranges 'monte tauro' dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
the private courtyard of monte tauro

 

 

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PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 
PPAA arranges ‘monte tauro’ dwelling around a private courtyard in mexico city
 

project info:

 

name: monte tauro
location: lomas de chapultepec, mexico city, mexico

architecture: pérez palacios arquitectos asociados (PPAA)

team: pablo pérez palacios, miguel vargas, christopher torres, jesús garcía, jorge quiroga, camila ureña

area: 645 sqm
year: 2020
photography: rafael gamoluis garvan

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