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Mexico City House by Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández located in Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City House by Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández located in Mexico City, Mexico

 

Mexico City House by Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández located in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes and his wife, fashion designer Carla Fernández designed a gorgeous house that is an exceptional example of Brutalist Beauty. The couple built their beautiful Home in Coyoacán, south of Mexico City, it is a peculiar structure that was envisioned as a dwelling for the caveman of the future. The source of inspiration for the concept are the ruins of a civilization, now extinct, which was more advanced than the one we’re living in now, according to the designers. Hammered concrete walls, chunky furniture from volcanic stone and an abundance of rich, overblown greenery all come together to form an architectural masterpiece. Part of the remarkable stone floor is inspired by the nearby Anahuacalli Museum, the “temple” designed by Rivera in 1957 as a depository for his collection of 60,000 pre-Hispanic artifacts. Elsewhere, hammered concrete floors and walls were inspired by the Mexican brutalists, in particular, 89-year-old Teodoro González de León, who built many landmarks across the Mexican capital.

 

 

Ancient Aztecs meet The Martian Chronicles in the form of hammered concrete walls, chunky furniture hewn from volcanic stone and an abundance of rich, overblown greenery. A “pyramid” at one end is Carla’s studio, a yard behind it will be Pedro’s. It’s currently a ramshackle plot occupied by the team of artisans that is helping finish the house. “The use of concrete is very canonical, very clichéd, but it has many possibilities,” says Reyes, pointing out the handmade bricks covered with a wax-like concrete paste, which he, and his team, developed specifically for this project.

 

 

The couple also designed much of the furniture, a series of chunky unusual constructs that are deemed artworks in their own right, while at the same time serving a functional purpose. The lava-stone master bath and basin and the concrete kitchen table are two of the most imposing pieces, but perhaps the centerpiece of the house is a ceiling light, made of copper tubes threaded through an electrical wire. The striking ceiling light is inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, as is a 4m-high geodesic dome being completed in the living room. Another distinctive piece of furniture is Reyes’ sign language-inspired “Mano-Sillas” chairs, that appear alongside international and Mexican midcentury classics from the likes of Charles and Ray Eames and Clara Porset, and simple rural pieces such as milking stools, leather butaque chairs and seats woven from palm fronds. “The technique was used by the Aztecs and has been recovered by the design-conscious, but not in any official way,” says Reyes. “It would be great to make them on a large scale in other raw materials”. Revisiting ancient indigenous skills and developing a modern Mexican language lies at the heart of Fernández’s work, in particular.

 

 

 

Between the master bedroom and the two children’s bedrooms, there is space for one of “the best hammocks in Mexico”. These are woven by women from cooperatives in Izamal in Yucatán and Calkiní in Campeche, take two months to make and can sleep a family of four. The multitude of cultural symbolism is no coincidence. Before becoming an artist, Reyes trained as an architect at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City. His plan in designing the house was to transform 1.000 square meters of a “1980s monstrosity” into a modern space that includes hints of all of Mexico’s many modern cultural aspects. Enjoy the best parts of this Brutalist Beauty in the gallery below.

 

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Photos by Edmund Sumner

 

 

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31 Carysfort Road House by ODOS Architects situated in Dalkey, Ireland

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31 Carysfort Road House by ODOS Architects situated in Dalkey, Ireland. Originally No. 31 Carysfort Road was a mid-terrace, one bedroom dwelling, with a single story rear return and small back garden. Our brief was to refurbish the existing dwelling and improve the connection between living areas and the limited external space while providing as much extra floor space as possible. The tight site conditions along with the strict planning constraints quickly defined the parameters within which we could work, but also began to suggest the basic form and shape of the new rear extension. This new structure was conceived as a simple form which connected at ground floor level with the rear of the main house. Its ground floor rear elevation is completely open to provide a full height glazed connection to the rear courtyard while a similar opening is provided at a high level to allow south light to penetrate deep into the building plan over the adjoining roofscape. In front of this high-level clerestory, a small office or study area has been provided on the mezzanine, looking down into the new living area below.

 

 

 

In order to ensure the new structure to the rear would not be visible over the ridge lines of adjoining structures, the rear extension has been partially sunk into the ground resulting in a complexity of form and volume both internally & externally. Externally this new structure is formed by a fair-faced concrete shell and a negative joint or external ‘shadow gap’ has been provided around its sides and base, helping it to hover over the rear courtyard and assert its own unique status within the surrounding context. A single door provides access to the rear courtyard which has been given a glazed external finish, sitting flush with the adjoining fixed, frameless glazing section. Internally, a black terrazzo floor has been used throughout, set against white walls, ceilings and recessed, flush finishing units. The front bathroom walls are clad entirely with full height honed basalt stone slabs. The rear courtyard has been finished with simple white gravel and contains a fair-faced concrete deck/dog kennel and a mature olive tree.

 

Photos courtesy: Barbara Corsico

 

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Casa Ladrillo in Rosario by Diego Arraigada Arquitectos, Rosario, Argentina

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Casa Ladrillo in Rosario by Diego Arraigada Arquitectos, located in Argentina. Ladrillo refers to the brick in Spanish – so the Casa Ladrillo is a brick or brick house. In Argentina’s third largest city, Rosario, this material is mandatory for the exterior walls of each new building and the local building code even specifies its thickness of at least 30 centimeters. The local architect Diego Arraigada is therefore well-versed in dealing with masonry and has designed a cube-shaped dwelling-house for a family of four, in which apart from the load-bearing outer and inner walls, the shell also has a perforated bandage as a filter and sun protection brick is built. On the 310 square meter property, he realized a three-story detached house with approximately 240 square meters of floor space. The supporting structure consists of three masonry walls that run perpendicular to the street and the street facade itself. Large openings with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and loggias face the garden to the north. The subtly masonry exterior walls with perforations and diamond-shaped openings, on the one hand, protect against insights and sunlight, but on the other hand, allow views into and sufficient daylight into the interior.

 

 

Enter the house on the southeast side through a triangular opening in the masonry. The ground floor accommodates the kitchen and the living-dining area with terrace to the garden as well as a guest WC. A staircase along the closed street facade leads to the first floor, where there are three equally sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the second floor are a large studio and the laundry room and a roof terrace. All masonry walls are unpainted and the concrete floors, floors, and staircases remained untreated. Masonry the best ratio of load capacity to opening percentage and transparency arises. Using a digital structural model and algorithm, the architects applied the perforation patterns to the structure and placed the openings. The mild climate in Rosario makes it possible to construct a single-shell external wall of brick without a thermal barrier coating. Investigations in advance showed that in the outer walls by the Kreuzverband.

 

 

The exterior walls are made of locally produced bricks and consist of three layers. The outer two layers are built according to the rules of the masonry building in the Cross Association, the inner layer is executed as usual in an exposed masonry as a masonry. The semi-open north facade in front of the loggias is only two stone layers deep, here accounted for the inner shell. At the larger diamond-shaped openings, the load transfer takes place diagonally; here the masonry was additionally reinforced. By uniform cross-shaped perforations reaches the north facade, the maximum allowable opening rate of about 35 percent, while in the other facades, the openings are partly continued as a pure relief in the outermost layer of masonry.

 

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Located in San Pedro de la Paz, San Pedro de La Paz, Biobío, Chile at the Gago House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Within the 2,594 ft² (241 m²) structure a spiral staircase with a central stairwell, regular steps, and no landings was installed at the intersection of the habitable walls that divide the interior is. To move between one enclosed space and the next there are two routes: the stairs, which function as a diagonal short cut that intersects the corners, and another gentler one that connects the centers of each enclosed space. In total there are twelve platforms at different levels, in which a rotation of 360 degrees is equivalent to a whole floor. 

 

 

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The Lake House located in Seattle, Washington by Suyama Peterson Deguchi. The Lake House was conceived as a 21st Century retreat – an escape from expectations of modern life to a lakefront cabin near the city. The site is a narrow plot of land tightly wedged between existing single-family houses. The houses have an imposing presence on the site creating a need for visual privacy. The program allowed the design to be conceptually simplified into three components – a thick wall extruded from the topography, a low horizontal roof, and a volume for sleeping. The site conditions led us to carve multiple indoor/outdoor spaces into the topography – by filling some of the spaces with water we were able to expand the sense of the waterfront deeper into the property. The resulting spaces relieved the pressure for privacy from the waterfront exposure. A low roof provides a horizontal datum; a reference point to the sloping topography and a sense of open privacy from the neighbors.

 

 

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