Los Terrenos / Tatiana Bilbao

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  • Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
  • Location: San Pedro Garza García, Mexico
  • Design Team: Paola Toriz, Sofía Betancur, Roberto Rosales, Enrique Silva, José Amozurrutia
  • Area: 480.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Rory Gardiner
  • Partners: Catia Bilbao
  • Office Manager: Juan Pablo Benlliure
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Text description provided by the architects. The site of Los Terrenos is nearby Casa Ventura is located in a residential zone adjacent to the southwest side of Monterrey, it’s a highland forested zone. The housing program is fragmented according to each component’s function and role within the site, but they are all enclosed in a perfect square in the general plan. Each volume located in the corners, surrounding an organic shaped pool.

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Social Area Plan, Section and Elevation Social Area Plan, Section and Elevation
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The landscape strategy aimed to respond and mimic the existing ora and fauna of the site in a designed aspect. The

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area is on the rest level, within a mirrored glass envelope that simultaneously reflects and contains the lush surrounding; the main room overlooks the treetops; the other bedrooms are underground and built with clay and rammed earth in relation to the topography.

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The three program areas have a lattice that was designed to adapt according to different spatial connections and structural possibilities: it works as a solid and permeable door, screen partition, and structural wall, and as a semi-open wall that allows ventilation and sunlight bathing the interior spaces. 

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