Contemporary living at Cubo House, Mexico
Jalisco-based architectural practice Agraz Arquitectos have designed the Cubo House project. Completed in 2006, three-level, contemporary property can be found in Zapopan, Mexico.
According to the architects: “The contemporary Mexican property weightlessly becomes part of the site while its volumes give in to a geometry that fits together with light and landscape topography. The project itself is an answer to the place where it is set upon.
“A north inclined terrain offers attractive views to a ravine rich in beautiful scenes. This is why the schematic solution took the highest part of the hill, allowing a natural placing of the precincts. In other words, it is an attempt to emulate the way that nature itself would have solved the scheme. This solution wants to maintain the hillside intact, promoting an earthly architecture.
“In the lower level, towards the street, are the carports as well as the house entrance, living and dining rooms, kitchen and terrace, making a public come together. And this too is where a double height urn for contemplation occurs, expressing itself outwards as the great cube raises.
“In the lower part of the structure, bedrooms, a small living room and the garden can be found, taking shelter in the deepness of the terrain. It is the place where private life finds its turn, refugee in the endless green that sees the house come up to take outside plenitude.
“The ulterior goal of the contemporary property design is to be a literal translation of the idea of a tectonic box, decanting its very own architectural essence in order to enhance the dweller’s life.”
Images courtesy of Mito Covarrubias.