Site size: 11,000 square feet
Project size: 8,300 square feet
Program: A pair of houses for two brothers and their families looking to share common space.
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Location: Alongside a golf club and marina in the city of Tepeji del Rio, Mexico.
Solution: On the square site, the architects designed two brick and concrete volumes bisected by a communal deck. While the two houses are unified through their sloping roofs (together, meant to evoke the A-framed roofs of country houses), each features its own unique floor plan.
Both houses, called Dasa and Datri respectively, place the kitchen and dining rooms on the lower level, and the bedrooms on the second floor. The Dasa House on the east provides an additional guest bedroom wing on the first floor while the Datri house on the west features a more open floor plan with fewer partitions.
The brick volumes, perched atop glazed first floors, create dramatic overhangs above the terraces. The deck features a shared swimming pool and grilling area.
Structure and Materials: Poured in place concrete with brick walls.
Gross square footage:
8,300 square feet
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Senior Architect: Rene Vallejo
With the special collaboration of Lorenzo Alvarez during the design phase.
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