Created by Garduno Arquitectos, the House La Loma II is located in Mexico City, Mexico. La Loma II is a project which coexists with natural elements like water and wood, being these protagonists of the access area that embraces the house. The water is use as a ornamental element of cylindrical form contained by steel walls, and a tropical wood lattice window that acts like protective skin isolating the house from the outside. The great majority of the service area is located in the cellar, under the street level, giving the feeling of a two level house leaving a 260 m2 of green areas.
The complementary areas of the home design are developed in a “L” shape 7O5 m2 that integrates to the garden. As a means of the separation of two volumes that uproot the construction in different angles, a lobby of double height forms and a tunnel of crystal floating to the center unites both bodies of the construction. The composition of areas, volumes, forms and textures in the facades is obtained through different compound and interconnected elements.
The use of the continuous crystal towards the garden speaks of the transparency without sacrificing privacy, reason why in its north wing, the dining room is only contained by glass and its slab maintained by columns exposed in a “V” shape fusing it with the garden and water. A challenge, was the slab – curve cover, that is drawn end to end of the house, tap of a single piece of colored concrete exposed as a finished material apparent in its two sides.