Montesierra 025 House

Extracting and perforating each floorplan, the single family house by Espacio 18 Arquitectura in Puebla City, Mexico, features a lot of little gardens, patios and openings.

Espacio 18 Arquitectura, Montesierra 025 House, Puebla, Mexico, 2017
Designed by Espacio 18 Arquitectura, Montesierra 025 House is a single family house located in Puebla City, Mexico, in a zone where housing developments are booming. It’s built on a rectangular 150 sqm property inside a residential complex with strict design restrictions. The project starts from a “broken C” scheme, extracting and perforating each floorplan in order to generate crossed ventilations and take advantage of the natural light in each of the spaces. The main facade results from the architectural program and the internal functions.


The main floor holds the social areas of the house, therefore we eliminated walls to create continuous spaces and ample ambients to integrate the gardens. The built area is maximised by getting rid of unnecessary circulation distances. On the second floor, the vertical openings and terraces maintain the sunlight as a constant but changing element throughout the daytime. One of the vertical openings allows the creation of a patio where different elements meet: the steel planters, red bricks, natural woods and vegetation. This patio can be enjoyed from the different spaces in the house, surprising both the users and the guests when looking through the windows.

Img.11 Espacio 18 Arquitectura, Montesierra 025 House, Puebla, Mexico, 2017
Img.11 Espacio 18 Arquitectura, Montesierra 025 House, Puebla, Mexico, 2017

Montesierra 025 House, Puebla, Mexico
Program: single family house
Architecture: Espacio 18 Arquitectura
Design team: Carla Osorio Jiménez, Mario Alberto Ávila López
Area: 225 sqm
Completamento: 2017

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