CASA BC, GARZA GARCIA, MEXICO
Clear geometric forms, high-quality materials and the privileged location on the slope side of the property are the main characteristics for Casa BC, in Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in the northeast of Mexico.
The jut out structures of the uppest floor seem to float above the ground and convey a lightness which distinguishes the house clearly from the rather massive development in the surroundings. Spectacular views of the Parque National de Chipinque in the south and the mountain chain of Cerro de la Silla in the north are offered.
Colouring and materials – white exposed concrete for the massive base, black granite for the protruding parts in the upper level and the garage wing – cause the piled drawn-out structures to stand out from one another, yet they form an architectural entity.
The structure, which isn’t easy to understand at a first glance, is kept together by the comprehensive, clear and reserved architectural language.
The library and a stretched glazed room, used as a living and dining room, can be found on the entry floor. Due to the floor-to-ceiling windows and the surrounding terrace there is a smooth transition between inside and outside. The kitchen and utility rooms are located in a second separate wing which is connected to the main living area via a vestibule to the dining room. In the upper floor, which protrudes as a black baulk over the ground level, three bed rooms can be found, each of them with a directly assigned bathroom equipped with washbasins of the PALOMBA COLLECTION.
The basement floor mainly consists of a spacious playroom which opens up to the terrace and the garden with the swimming pool.
Casa BC was planned on the principle of the sustainability certificate LEED under ecological and resource-saving aspects.
Gilberto L. Rodriguez, GLR Arquitectos
Garza Garcia, Mexico