‘casa becker’: aligning topography with architecture
Architect Jaime Juárez harmonizes topography with architecture in his latest project ‘Casa Becker’. Located inside a Golf Club mexico city Morelia’s, this one family house it seems to come out of the site land as two blocks Concrete Volumes set on a slab of stone foundation, each framing panoramic views of the golf course and the valley ahead.
Juárez led the blocks’they rise gracefully towards the northwest, which is the privileged view of the place, almost imperceptibly from the entrance. These two elements are clean blocks in their design and construction and leave it exposed, creating a balance between robustness and purity – this is largely due to the sincerity of their materials..’
Essentially, the house is distinguished by a rational aesthetic and striking horizontality regarding its walls and windows. These elements are planted in a linear fashion to subtly integrate into the landscape while contrasting with the surrounding vegetation. In addition, the architect created a family of five together, offering a private place for each resident within the ‘Casa Becker’. ‘We have created various user-related areas such as a small garden, pedagogical workshop, model aircraft workshop, and children’s patio. He is writing.
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balancing coexistence with sincerity
Laying out the interior program, Juárez developed the structure on a single level with clearly defined spaces that interact with a series of interior gardens. These densely vegetated areas regulate the temperature inside, emit natural coatings that complement the gravity of concrete and the warmth of wood, creating an atmospheric balance.
‘Our proposal is defined by corridors and gardens that users explore as if it were a gallery, but with the essence of a home. One of these interior corridors is the corridor that separates the private area from the social area. This particular route has a play of textures and natural elements that have become the protagonists of the project, succeeding in becoming a visual ending where different areas meet.,’ the architect adds.
‘Casa Becker’ is defined by two concrete volumes separated by an outdoor staircase.
Moreover, defining the core of the house is a linear, open-plan kitchen that gently connects with the gardens, terraces, living room and guest area. Here, elements and materials are used that contrast with the concrete palette: wooden cabinets and two black service blocks with a sculptural quality. The resulting ambiance evokes a coexistence space without denying the residents’ closeness.
One block houses the family room, a thoughtful and permanent place born as a ‘wing’ of the kitchen, coexisting naturally day by day. This multifunctional space is protected by a wooden lattice that reduces sun exposure to the south while isolating it from the rest of the house to provide privacy. The guest area, meanwhile, opens up to the landscape thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows, capturing spectacular views while inviting the outside in.
corridors and inner gardens connect different spaces
The second concrete volume is private spaces that communicate with the rest of the house via the garden and a corridor surrounded by a black cobblestone wall. Moreover, the master bedroom is connected to the outdoor landscape via a terrace that extends the concrete walls and frames the panoramic views; The combination of wood and concrete creates a relaxing and meditative environment by reminding the spirit of social spaces. Children’s rooms, on the other hand, consist of a block divided by a wooden wall. ‘Each bedroom is combined with a central patio that houses a tree from the area and acts as a visual finish, making it an entertainment and play area.,’ Jaime Juarez concludes his speech.