House EM

El Palomar
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco, Mexico

Client / Silvia Martínez
Area / 280.00 m2
Architects / em-estudio
Structure / Ing. Carlos Aguilar
Photography / Ivan Esqueda
Year / 2003

The central volume of the house is orientated towards the southeast taking advantage of the position of the sun in this latitude, so that the building stays cool in the summer and worm in the winter. This double height space is the gravitational center of the project, the “bridge” that crosses this space works as the link between the different areas of the house: as a bridge that joins the bedrooms in the top floor and in the ground floor as distributor – corridor.

A wall of orange quarry penetrates the volume creating the main entrance, separating the service areas; this wall is opposite to a volume that is solid in the lower part and made of crystal in the top containing the vertical circulation. The living-dinning area is in a double height space that opens towards a terrace covered with a wooden pergola that faces the garden.

Entrance / Staircase cube

View from the bridge

Views from the garden

Ground Floor Plan

Top Floor Plan