Casa Arturo is located in the typical district of San Ángel, in Mexico
City, with a much defined context in which life is created towards the
The house responds to the reinterpretation of the way of living of the
owners, giving for an answer the differentiation in the parts of the program,
these are conceived like loose volumes open towards the garden.
The separation of volumes is emphasized with the drastic change between
light and shade, obtained with double height openings giving constant movement
to the inner space.
The projections of the edges of these volumes become structural lines
that extend through the garden obtaining a gradual transition between the
interior and exterior.
This transitory space responds to the needs of the program, looking for
a covered exterior space where most of the activities could take place.
The change of materials and its perception emphasizes this idea, the use
of brick in the exterior contrasts with the flattened fine of the interior
The materials respond to the context and the exterior view of the house
practically disappears because of the vegetation.
The garden becomes the essential part, creating a life to the interior,
at some points exterior life filters into the house through the grooves.