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Luis Barragan House

"The project is located on a sloped site in the suburbs of the city of Guadalajara, with a fantastic view to a beautiful green area and the city." says bgp arquitectura on Luis Barragan House.

By: bgp arquitectura

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Facade night.

Project details

  • Project Name: Luis Barragan House
  • Client: Sergio Hernadez
  • Project Type: Single Family House
  • Principal Designer/s: Luis Barragan 1937 / Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta 2007
  • Design Team: Luis Enrique Mendoza, Susana Arellano, Ernesto Sanders
  • Contractor/s: Cesar Riera Lozano
  • Date of commencement of project: 2006
  • Date of completion of project: 2007
  • Location of site: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Site Area: 161 sq. m
  • Built-up Area: 194 sq. m
  • Cost of Construction/Execution: 600000 DLS

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Facade day.

Words from the Architect

The project is located on a sloped site in the suburbs of the city of Guadalajara, with a fantastic view to a beautiful green area and the city.

The house is composed by two rectangular prisms one over the other and placed in a perpendicular orientation between them. The bottom prism contains the private areas and the vestibule. At the same time, this parallelogram cuts the lot creating a private courtyard of white gravel in the highest part of the site, and a garden, a terrace and a pool in the lowest, towards the view.

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Garden.

The second volume, running parallel to the street, houses the public activities and floats over the place in one of its sides in a 12 meter (36 ft) cantiliver. The street elevation is clad in stone as a massive wall, while the south and west facades are glazed allowing views to the park. In the intersection of both volumes is a double-height vestibule area with a skylight and a reflective pond. The lack of walls in the second floor, the use of glass for handrails and a dinning room that is hanging in a glazed mezzanine, lets the space flow into the living room. The dinning room expands toward the roof of the bedrooms as a deck that becomes a wood volume defining the entrance.

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Garden.

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Living room.

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Dining room.

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Rooms.

Architecture-Page | Luis Barragan House by bgp arquitectura
Stairs.

Credits

  • Text: bgp arquitectura
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro

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