SA House, that located in Queretaro, Mexico, was designed by S | A ,Architectural Partnership, This project lies over a property that has been highly damaged by erosion with a height difference between its highest and lowest points of about 18ft; as a consequence the design consists of various platforms or sublevels that integrate all the different spaces that were required by the owners of the house.
All service rooms are arranged on the first platform or ground level, such as the garage, laundry, storage rooms and cleaning areas. Also, the access porch and a small entry hall give us a warm welcome to the house. Passing the staircase and a walkway with a view to an outdoor patio, there is a big double height foyer that forms the centre of the project and works as a connecting point between public and private spaces.
All the private spaces such as the master bedroom and the kids’ and guests’ rooms are located on the second floor and are connected through a corridor with views to the patio and foyer. When building this project, S | A Architectural Partnership tried to integrate a modern house in a context where colonial and traditional materials are the main architectural elements of city and neighbourhood design.