In the search to create an architectural piece that comes from innovative forms and finds -in that quest- the paths to perpetuate this condition, Ricardo Agraz and Karina Castro combine efforts and imagination. The result is [ PC ] House, a dwelling based and tailor made for a family program that takes the land as the perfect frame for doing so: it takes the river's length for self adaptation.
And once this natural environment is tamed, the structure is used to contain it within the house, entering the backyard towards the living room and dinning room.
Spanish ivory marble slabs allow the continuity into the frontal areas of the house, centered themselves by a water fountain that shall play the main role of this first floor. Whereas the main entrance, allowing space for a strong character too, is guarded by a steel art piece done by the architect, specifically made for this house and named 'Family'.
Balanced by strong art pieces, this first floor contains discreet covered area for up to three vehicles, one small bathroom –at a convenient distance from the rest of the areas-, family studio, kitchen, laundry, dining, living rooms and a spacious and privileged terrace.
The upper floor carries a private personality designed exclusively for the master bedroom and children where bathrooms extreme the delicacy of every detail. The use of woods and spanish marble guarantee quality and elegance throughout this second stories, completing the impeccable conception of the architects, also carried by the mastery work of general contractor Sergio Pacheco.
[ PC ] House File
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico.
Date: Project 2005. Construction 2006.
Agraz Arquitectos S.C.
Beatriz Ramirez Romero
General Contractor: Sergio Pacheco Otero
Industrial design: Cubo 3
Interior design: Karina Castro
Woodwork: Mauricio Jamieson Ojeda
Aluminum: Hugo A. Romo Santana
Lighting: Karina Castro
Furniture: Casa di Colle
Photography: Mito Covarrubias
Land area: 4664sf/431.64m2
Builded area: 4799sf/436m2