Excerpt: CVA House by Materia is designed around a patio that serves as the continuation of the interior spaces. The design creates a series of episodes along the house defined by the use of natural light and materials.
[Text as submitted by architect] Located on the outskirts of Mexico City, the project was designed for a relaxed life-styled family. The long rectangular shaped site was constrained on 3 sides by other houses leaving only a short front access face.
The house lives around a patio that serves as the continuation of the interior spaces. The design created a series of episodes along the house defined by the use of natural light and materials.
The private spaces are defined by organic or curved volumes while the public spaces hold a more rectilinear and transparent character. The curved surfaces generate textures and shadows using traditional hand made Mexican brick as a lineal weave. These surfaces contrast with the glass and exposed concrete elements.
The design sought a character made of continuous exercises of contrast: public vs. private, heavy vs. light, light vs. shadow; thus resulting in a contemporary expression of crafted materials.