Project: AP House
Architects: Elias Rizo Arquitectos
Location: Zapopan, Mexico
Area: 29,579 sf
Photographs by: Courtesy of Elias Rizo Arquitectos
AP House by Elias Rizo Arquitectos
The AP House is an incredibly vast contemporary dwelling located in Zapopan, Mexico. With just over 29,000 square feet of facilities, the residence offers pretty much everything you can think of. It was designed by Elias Rizo Arquitectos, a studio certainly familiar to us as we’ve featured a few of their projects already, including the Casa Ro in Guadalajara, the GG House in Tapalpa and the Casa Almare project in Puerto Vallarta. So make sure you check those out too, you won’t be disappointed.
Designed within a private subdivision for a young family, was born from a particular collaboration with the client in which a constant dialogue with the needs program was established.
The concept was develop from the entrance vestibule where there is a tree-lined linear pond that directs the view to the garden. This pond delimits and segregates the public use of the private one, allocating a lateral volume with a stone base of the region to each one of the house program.
The left wing houses the private area of the house – the rooms are linked by a double height living room that unfolds a large bookcase and light inputs.
The right wing contains the social area of the house, including a second family room, kitchen with secondary entrance, living room, dining room, terrace and pool area. There is a second staircase that leads to a large basement where is the garage, private study and service area.
Crossing the garden, in the back part of the site are the complementary functions of the house, such as a paddle court and an event terrace with kitchen and independent bathrooms.
Stone, anchored steel, wood, and concrete make up the plastic language of the house.