Casa Lomas II by Paola Calzada Arquitectos in Mexico

Project: Casa Lomas II
Architects: Paola Calzada Arquitectos
Location: Mexico
Area: 9,364 sf
Photographs by: Jaime Navarro Soto

Casa Lomas II by Paola Calzada Arquitectos

Discover Casa Lomas II, a stunning residential project by Paola Calzada Arquitectos in Mexico. This thoughtfully renovated single-family home embraces its natural surroundings while providing privacy from the nearby road. With an east-west orientation, the house captures breathtaking views, optimal ventilation, and abundant natural light.

The renovation aimed to seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a harmonious flow through courtyards, gardens, and terraces. The design highlights the original volumetric value of the house while incorporating new elements that enhance its structural qualities.

Translucent facades blur the boundaries between interior and exterior, and wide windows offer panoramic views. Mexican marble, along with the contrast between original concrete and new steel structures, adds timeless elegance. Experience the transformative beauty of Casa Lomas II, where contemporary design and natural harmony unite in a captivating architectural masterpiece.

The east west orientated single-family home, was originally built in 1976, is located on the backside of the site, what provides privacy from the nearby road. At the same time the house benefits of the site’s natural scenery, as it provides a great view, adequate ventilation, thermal balance and luminosity.

The aim of the renovation of the house is articulating the horizontal and vertical with the exterior in order to ease the flow between the different spaces through courtyards, gardens and terraces. These bonds create crossed views of every room in the house.

The major decision was to remove all unnecessary existing components in order to restore the original volumetric value of the house as well as to enhance the original building materials. The contrast between existing and new materials is a constant theme of the project.

All volumetric additions improve the existing structural values such as lightness, horizontality and openness. Remnants of demolished slabs, terraces and buildings of the original structure were used to create terraces and patios.

There was a constant strive to allow open views onto the surrounding environment. To both, the already existing and those introduced by the new design, like pateos, ponds and gardens. The permeability of the translucent facades plays an important role in the design of the house, as it interweaves interior and exterior spaces in social and private areas.

The first floor, including all public areas and the private second floor are joined by a helicoidal stair and a lobby which accordingly is roofed by a circular dome. All spaces in the house, bedrooms included, have two wide windows from end to end allowing a view that goes beyond the architectural volumes.

Materials: The original structure as well as the added structure is left in its bare state to emphasize the contrast between original concrete and the new steel structure. Avoiding styles and favoring a more pure and timeless canvas, old surfacing materials were removed to show up the original structure in its natural state. Mexican marble (Travertino and Santo TomΓ‘s) can be found in almost all spaces of the house, except in the main bathroom where the material has been imported (Minsk and Arabescato.

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