Casa 2G is a 360 square meter single household house situated in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico created by S-AR (Stación-Arquitectura), an architectural firm primarily based in Monterrey, Mexico.
The property was created as a sanctuary from the surrounding urban atmosphere, as well as a series of memorable architectural spaces with the folks that live in them at their conceptual core.
Casa 2G creates sensory experiences and moments that enrich its inhabitant’s day-to-day lives, thanks in part to its sparse materiality and handmade features, which spend tribute to the artisan operate of neighborhood craftsmen. The nature of this space contrasts with false suggestions of human progress in a globe dominated by appearances and trends.
By taking a morning tour of Casa 2-G, the viewers are able to knowledge those specific every day moments spent in the home. As the windows open, we take in the all-natural alterations in the environment, and we witness the dialogue between the property and the natural light as it evolves throughout the day.
Come nightfall, the residence opens up its spaces so that the light from the fire can fill us with peace as it vibrates more than the raw surfaces of its walls. In Casa 2G, ordinary routine is pleasantly interrupted, and transformed into memorable moments of harmony and spiritual consciousness.
Proposed as a standard home, the project is a easy rectangular volume with a courtyard that divides the social from the private region. Situated in a residential location, the volume begins couple of meters behind the line of the street producing a courtyard for pedestrian and vehicular access.
A concrete wall with a door is to simplify the style of the facade of the property, generating it as standard as possible. However, this lack of openings to the street, contrasts with a wide open interior space that visually connects the complete social region with the central patio, the backyard and the SierraMadreMountains filling the interior spaces with light and natural ventilation and establishing a powerful dialogue with the landscape.
The private rooms are protected by a segmented wall that allows privacy also every private area has a private patio to bring lighting and ventilation. The social location is a continuous sequence of kitchen, dining area, lounge and a massive terrace that connects to the rear garden.
Doors, windows, metalwork and construction method are the most simple possible. The supplies are left in a raw and organic way. Several of them have been completed on web site making use of supplies and nearby labor with the intention of rescuing classic constructive systems and jobs that have been displaced by a market place of prefabricated components, which generates low neighborhood employment and architecture
primarily based on repetition and mass.
Manual opening systems for windows and skylights and doors were made particularly for the project, developed by functioning closely with knowledgeable neighborhood carpenters and blacksmiths. The architecture of the house invites the customers to be component of their material structure. The use of the house generates a direct encounter with materials, tactile sensations and a distinct consciousness of the
components that are part of the housein occasions of extreme lack of contact amongst people and objects and also among men and women and architecture.
As a result 90% of the elements of the home have been made by neighborhood labor and have only used the lowest number of industrial components to preserve the crucial notion of the project.
Structurally, the complete volume made of reinforced concrete created in internet site (walls, slabs and inverted beams) floats on a platform that assists to give insulation for the interior space, also the orientation of the home guarantees the protection of the solar incidence making use of the existing trees on the web site which bring shade to the roof of the houseand also using larger volumes of neighboring houses.
The residence is a reinforced concrete monolith that has been perforated to produce the interior space which is then defined with a glass membrane to emphasize the continuity of the material in floors, walls and slabs and its good quality to be gradually transformed by the movement of the light and the shadows that occurs each inside and outside of the house during the course of the day.