Site size: 5,920 square feet
Project size: 7,750 square feet
Program: The clients wanted to remodel and expand their three-bedroom house, originally built in the 1970s, adding a gym, movie theater, and wine cellar within the existing envelope plus a new 2,260-square-foot master bedroom and bath.
Location: The terraced house follows a steep slope in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of Mexico City. This topography limited the architect's ability to expand the overall envelope.
Solution: The architects reorganized existing spaces using movable walls made from a wood lattice or glass. On the first floor, a living and dining room opens on to the terrace at the lowest part of the hill; on the second floor is a multipurpose area adjacent to a cinema. On the third level, at the top of the slope, the architect supplemented the existing three bedrooms and pool with a new master bedroom, master bath, and breakfast area.
Extensive new plantings of trees and greenery occur on all three floors, including the entrance stairwell, the second floor patio, and the area around the pool.
The architect, who has experience in product and furniture design, emphasizes a rich material palette throughout the house: indeed, his firm was responsible for all the interior woodwork. This expertise is particularly prominent in the master bathroom where a custom wood lattice door casts complex shadows on grey and white-streaked marble surfaces and opens the interior to the outdoor pool and its vine-covered stucco walls.
Construction methods: The house is built of reinforced concrete and masonry walls.
EZEQUIELFARCA architecture & design
Campos Elyseos 158 Polanco
9512 Tullis Drive
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