Today we’re showing a modern house that has completely caught our eye due to its panoramic views towards the city of Monterrey and its unique contemporary lighting that is simply breathtaking. Keep scrolling to know more about this project!
This family home, designed by Bilbao’s Mexico City studio, comprises a cluster of five-sided concrete blocks that emerge from a forested hillside.
The uneven terrain informed a proposal that extends across the site, composed of a series of connected volumes arranged to optimize the available views.
The hillside evokes images of properties in the Hollywood Hills captured in the mid 20th century by photographer Julius Shulman. “This reference was a starting point and an inspiration to begin our design, based a pentagon module as a design parameter, which derived from a spatial diagram and the topography,” Bilbao’s team explained.
Each pentagon is positioned to follow the landscape. This separation into distinct units helped to fulfill the client’s request for a division between public and private spaces within the home.
Mid-century lighting designs can be found in every corner of this building providing it a unique touch and a more welcoming atmosphere.
Simone floor lamp will fit perfectly in this modern house. The big lampshades, the asymmetric structure, the visible textile wire and the gold plated details have resulted in a magical piece which will surely put a spell on you.
Communal spaces are accommodated in a series of modules at the lowest, flattest portion of the site, where a large living area with more seamless connectivity was created. The private rooms are housed in units that step gradually up and around the edge of the slope.
The rugged, angular forms and textured surfaces of the exterior lend the house a monolithic, geological quality that recalls a geological formation like a cliff face.
Wood used internally for walls, shelves and floor tiles offers a warm and natural contrast to the smooth concrete surfaces. Large planters suspended in a light-filled atrium complement views of the surrounding vegetation.
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