MONTE TAURO HOUSE | PROJECTS | Legorreta Arquitectos
MONTE TAURO HOUSE

Category: Residential
Region: Mexico
Year: 1997
Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
FT2 Construction: 3,767 sq ft
FT2 Ground: 0 sq ft
Involved Areas: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Collaborators:
LEGORRETA®
Ricardo Legorreta
Víctor Legorreta
Noé Castro
Benjamín González

Consultants:

STRUCTURAL DESIGN: lng. Ricardo Camacho
BATHROOM COVER DESIGN: Grupo Meta
PLUMBING DESIGN: lng. Hector Nieto
HVAC: CYVSA
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Ricardo Legorreta con colaboración de Francisco Toledo
CONTRACTOR: Lilly Nieto

Photographer:

Lourdes Legorreta
Jean Luc Laloux


The house has been designed for the requirements of contemporary lifestyle of a single person in an urban environment. Most of the time the arrival is done by car so the garage is more a vestibule than a conventional garage; through ingenious platforms it is possible to park four cars, two on top of the others. The central space faces a courtyard with a fountain, a tree and red earth floor offering the right environment for conversation, reading, working and eating with flexibility and privacy. A narrow stair gives access to the exercise room, resembling a courtyard with a sliding glass roof and views towards magnificent trees on the street. In this space exercise, swimming, showering and bath take place in an informal, simple and elegant way. The four walls of the bedroom are covered with shelves and closets, filled with books and objects of daily use. The bed and reading sofa complete the furniture. Natural and artificial light offer a variety of effects through shutters, painted glass windows and lamps. Nothing in the house is decoration; all the objects are part of the daily life. Space, color and light are used to create a romantic and spiritual retreat that protects from the chaotic urban life of the big city.



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