Casa BC is a modern home situated in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
It was made by GLR Arquitectos.
Casa BC by GLR Arquitectos: “Our project is in a privileged topographic circumstance, due to its visual situation of higher height in relation to the surrounding neighbors. This allows the property to enjoy excellent vistas towards the National Park of Chipinque in the south, as effectively as towards all of the east, which is dominated in the horizon by the “Cerro de la Silla”, an emblematic hill in the boundaries of the city of Monterrey. The proposed access to the site is situated in the North side of it, ascending via a long slope that leads you to the highest level, where the floor plan is positioned.
With straightforward, pure geometric volumes, but rather challenging structural solutions, our project intends to evoke an image of lightness inside a language of heavy and massive volumes. Despite the fact that colour does not have yet an crucial presence in our perform, this project requires an critical step forward into the exploration of new materials, as it is the black granite and the white exposed concrete, in addition to the personality that the excellent amount of exposed steel components gives to the constructing. Finally, it is essential to mention that beyond its bio-climatic function, the implementation of green roofs as a way to integrate the landscape, attempting to conserve the natural surroundings of the zone, usually dominated by the presence of the splendid Sierra Madre mountain variety.
The residence was conceived like a “Sustainable House” because the beginning, so it has a study on energetic efficiency, which analyzes the sun trajectory and the prevailing winds in diverse seasons of the year. As a result of these studies, the home has diverse systems of isolation, like its double walls with poliisocianurate, an ecological insulator double windows with low emissivity (Low-E) glass systems of pluvial water harvesting and gray water remedy for irrigation, solar paddles for pool heating and garden illumination, solar water heaters, hydronic heating systems to minimize the power consumption, south oriented skylights, as well as a landscape project with native vegetation.”
Images by: Jorge Taboada
TAGS: Cantilever • Contemporary Residence • Glass Walls • GLR Arquitectos • Mexico • Nuevo León
CATEGORIES: Home • Interior Design • Living Space • Swimming Pool
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