House PF by AE Arquitectos in Zapopan, Mexico

Project: House PF
AE Arquitectos
Zapopan, Mexico
7,362 sf
Year: 2019
Photographs by:
Jesús López Cinco

House PF by AE Arquitectos

The “House PF” by AE Arquitectos in Zapopan, Mexico, harmonizes spatiality and privacy for a serene family living. Simple volumes frame a quiet facade, with a suspended upper structure contrasting the lush tree canopy. Central spaces revolve around a garden-filled patio, enhancing the connection between interior and exterior. Wood’s warmth and concrete’s coolness interplay throughout, creating a cozy ambiance. The main room opens to the garden, promoting familial unity and contemplation. Bedrooms on the upper floor feature flared wooden sashes for sun protection and urban views. The basement hosts a wine cellar, terrace, and relaxation space, adding layers of discovery and leisure.

The house was designed for a family that wanted privacy and to be isolated from the outside noise. We generated simple volumes to let spatiality be the main protagonist in this project. Therefore, the facades became very silent to the road, framing perfectly the tree and garden at the house entrance.

The house is constructed above a basement of concrete walls, which makes the superior volumetry feel suspended. This volumetry and materiality are simple, contrasting beautifully with the tree top, becoming the main element on the facade. All spaces are developed around the central patio, generated for the L-shaped approach.

Vegetation plays a central role in the project: During the path through the house, every space is accompanied by a garden. The contrast between the warmth of wood and cold concrete colors is present in the whole house.

Crossing a wooden wall, the main room opens up to the central space, where the garden connects exterior spaces with the interior ones. This garden was leveled to create a recreational space for familiar union, a place where you can contemplate the environment: Play, run, and grow together.

Architecture propitiates that from every space always exists a visual redefinition of urban views, always looking to a patio or garden.

Upstairs, every bedroom is protected from sunlight by a flared wooden sash, contrasting also with the facade. The master bedroom includes a family space for interaction that can also become private, the hall connects the other bedrooms that follow the same concept of looking to the main patio that connects the three house levels.

In the basement, there is a wine cellar and a terrace that opens to the vegetation from patios and gardens, generating new environments to discover with amazing sky views, there’s also a space dedicated to relaxation and meditation, where the inhabitants of the house can exercise and play games.

AE Arquitectos


Tags: AE Arquitectos, contemporary, exterior, interior, mexico, modern, Zapopan

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