The house is a retelling of the traditional courtyard house, growing around a piece of the orchard in a single level plan, with open spaces that allow a constant relationship between indoors and outdoors. The elliptical footprint of the plan, dynamically shifting with setbacks and extensions along its looping axis, allows for the different parts of the program pieces to relate, while simultaneously preserving existing trees, opening visuals and modulating light with light-wells and windows.
AM House, Amacueca, Mexico
Program: single family house
Architect: Departamento de Arquitectura (Jorge Rivera G.) + CoA Arquitectura (Francisco Gutiérrez P. and Diana Quiroz)
Design team: Andrea Romero, Mariana Murguía, Isadora Vargas, Fernando Cervantes (Departamento de Arquitectura), Alberto Avilés, Saraí Chavez, Adriana Osuna, (CoA Arquitectura)
Structural design: Ulises Vázquez (CIEgdl), Juan Jesús Aguirre (Ceromotion)