Project: Barrancas House
Architects: EZEQUIELFARCA Arquitectura y diseno
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Area: 7,750 sf
Photographs by: Roland Halbe, Jaime Navarro
Barrancas House by EZEQUIELFARCA Arquitectura y diseno
The Barrancas House is a complete overhaul project by EZEQUIELFARCA Arquitectura y diseno. The original home was built during the seventies in Mexico City, but recently the Mexican studio has stripped it down and then redesigned it into a house that generates a flow of multifunctional spaces.
The building itself is surrounded by nature with greenery on the actual building that help to blend it in with the surrounding environment.
The Barrancas House is the result of the restoration of a house built in the seventies in Mexico City, which didn´t have any attract at first but had great spatial potential. It became a challenge for our office to create a home focusing on incredible attention to detail, modernity and discovery of the different spaces and levels to generate expectation and surprise.
We took advantage of the location of the house that has views towards the woods so we installed floor to ceiling windows so that natural elements from the exterior such as natural light, views to the woods become part of the interior without compromising the comfort and intimacy of the inhabitants.
The amenities for the family to enjoy inside the privacy of their home include a home theater, a wine cellar, a gym, 2 terraces, a pool, garden and green areas.
Discovering the house through the hallways, leads to multifunctional impredictible spaces achieved through movable screen walls , hidden doors, bay windows that open entirely, furniture designed especially for each space, automatic lightening system, for each need of the inhabitants.
The landscape was designed with plants that adjust to the local clima, with green roof and green walls, it also has a solar energy system and a automatized water saving system.
The materials used include marble, stone, wood, together with neutral tones as dark green or chocolate that give an earthy feeling that will integrate the interior with the exterior and create the sensation of unlimited space.