Project name: X HOUSE
Completion date: In process
Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Designer: Ricardo Agraz / Elias Rizo
Site area: 392 m2
Construction area: 305 m2 Project Description: XHOUSE
A corner shaped terrain is always an unusual practice for architectonicdesign. This is why a different solution was required for this house, which isadjacent to another house project of the firm, allowing the opportunity toestablish an architectural dialogue between them.
It is also a project where special emphasis was given to the architecturalconcept and language of the house. Amongst this, the automobiles placed beneaththe dweller as customized. And because it is in a corner shaped piece of land,the short front is destined to them in a mid level basement. Therefore, principalfaçadedisregards the vehicles from all sight, granting the rest of that level forservice room and a stairway that leads to the lobby, which can be accessed alsoby the main entrance.
The terrain was dividedby the floor setup into three similar size areas. One strip is given for thegarden patio where a small tree-lined plaza turns into an extension for kitchen,living and dinning gallery. In the middle comes the central axis of the linestairway going up from the basement to the first floor and in another flight,to the second floor. And then comes thethird area given over to studio, bathroom and main entrance.
This first floor is within itself one single area with retractablewindows that add up the patio to the central space of living, dinning andkitchen. Whereas the second floor is divided into two bedrooms with bath anddressing room each, and a main bedroom that seizes the largest part of thissurface, also with bath and dressing cornered room looking into a large window.
X House is, in itself, one basic diagram with a simple scheme that givesout a strong faced house. It is a combination of white concrete bodies, marbleplates and design metallic shutters.
Knowing it is the last piece on the block X House turns out to be thehinge that pulls it all together by offering façades on both of itssides.