Project: SP Residence
Architects: Weber Arquitectos
Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Area: 3,433 sf
Photographs by: Alfonso de Bejar
SP Residence by Weber Arquitectos
The SP Residence is a brilliant modern home with just under 3,500 square feet of living space in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. It is designed by Weber Arquitectos, the studio we recently featured with their Five Houses project, again in Valle de Bravo. Similarly enough, the SP Residence is also surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape and its interior makes the most out of its glazed surfaces that also shower it in sunlight.
SP Residence occupies an approximately 4000 m2 site in Valle de Bravo, Mexico State, in a privileged enclave surrounded by woodlands. The residence sits on a slightly sloping site at its highest point, with a southern exposure that frames optimal views.
Given the spectacular natural setting, it was of paramount importance to design a house of light, simple conception that would not upset the area’s innate harmonies. An L-shaped floor plan was chosen that established both a daytime wing (home to the kitchen, utility room, living-dining room and terrace) as well as the nighttime counterpart (featuring four bedrooms). An equally simple structural system is based on a concrete “skeleton” within which the residence is constructed. Exterior wood walls echo the material conditions of the site, emphasizing a contrast to the structure. Within this subtle composition of façades, the roof above the living-dining area is especially notable; its height and lightness privilege this area of the house.