r zero studio: widescreen house
r zero studio: widescreen house r zero studio: widescreen house
mar 28, 2012

r zero studio: widescreen house

‘widescreen house’ by r-zero studio, jiutepec de morelos, mexico image © pedro iriart all images courtesy of r-zero studio

mexican practice r-zero studio has completed ‘widescreen house’, a single family dwelling perched upon a hill in jiutepec de morelos, mexico. currently used for summer getaways, the structure will become the inhabitant’s permanent home in the future, maintaining single-storey plan to create the ideal retirement setting. a dominant black granite partition divides two concrete volumes, separating the private and common areas. the kitchen, dining and living spaces spill into a partially covered terrace. on the other side of the divider, a master bedroom, bedrooms and guest areas

a combination of the building’s low profile, defined by a 4.1 proportion, along with the natural shades of the material palette allow the construct to blend into the mountain terrain. the concrete frame around the window wall creates shade while the ventilation system generates cross breezes to cool the interior, eliminating the need for air conditioning. an internal ramp navigates the topographical changes across the 1600 square meter site to connect the rooms and exterior upon a single plane. positioned in the yard between the residence and the sweeping vistas of the city of cuernavaca, a linear lap pool frames the dweller’s view.

black granite wall divides the private and public volumesimage © pedro iriart

verandaimage © pedro iriart

glass doors open living space to the outdoorsimage © pedro iriart

kitchenimage © pedro iriart

rear elevationimage © pedro iriart


during construction

floor plan / level 0






project info:

team: edgar velasco casillas, alejandro zarate de la torre, gilberto  muñoz +, isaac guzman ramirez, ariadna lopez almaraz, pablo serrano (serrano-monjarraz) structure: giron megaproyectos s.a. de c.v. ing. humberto giron engineering: integra s.a. de c.v. construction and management: nano c s.a. de c.v. roman garcia photography: pedro iriart

  • it’s quiet simple and has merged with the environment…it’s good to see the conceptual sketches also..!

    asmita says:

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