Location: Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico

Project size: 5,600 square feet

Program: A single-family house brings its lush surroundings into a spacious interior.

Solution: The path to enter the house from the urban streetscape gradually transitions into a verdant setting. Bamboo and ferns blur the plot’s boundaries. The concrete residence features floor-to-ceiling glazing on each of its three levels. Terraces open up the interior, merging it with the surrounding lush landscape. The library, living room, and kitchen are distributed across the ground level’s vast floor plate. Bedrooms at the upper two levels have views out to the tree tops. A green roof is partly shaded by a wood pergola.

Construction and materials: Exposed concrete ceilings and walls are complemented by wood surfaces throughout. Fully glazed sliding window panels with raw steel frames wrap around each floor’s perimeter, allowing the residents to control the house’s porosity.


Additional Information

Total project cost: withheld

Owner: withheld



Vertebral — Elías Kalach, Teddy Nanes

Durango 75, Roma, 06700, México City

Phone: +52 /(55) 1948 1120, Website: https://www.vertebral.mx/



Armando Merida Ingenieros


General contractor:

Vertebral + Miserachi



Studio Chirika



Exterior Cladding

Masonry: Salinas

Metal/glass curtain wall: Luis Vega and Carlos Barros 

Precast concrete: Cemex 

Wood: Sergio Ceron

Moisture barrier: Jorge Moreno



Other: Concrete slab with rain protection by Salinas



Metal frame: Carlos Barros



Glass: Luis Vega

Insulated-panel or plastic glazing: Jorge Moreno



Entrances: Caros Barros and Sergio Ceron

Metal doors: Caros Barros

Wood doors: Sergio Ceron

Sliding doors: Caros Barros



Locksets: Troven

Closers: Troven

Exit devices: Baldwin

Pulls: Baldwin

Security devices: Intec


Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Sergio Ceron



Chairs: Atra

Tables: Atra

Other furniture: Atra



Interior ambient lighting: Opalab

Downlights: Opalab

Exterior: Tecnolight

Dimming system or other lighting controls: Estevez