The project consists on a small group of three houses located in a suburban area of Monterrey, at the municipality of San Pedro Garza Garcia, built on plots of approximately 150m2 of land and with a single front view to the street. The built area of each house is of approximately 280 m2 with slight variations between them. Each house is divided in three levels with a main concept of two spatial cores. The first one, which is bigger, is reflected in the principal centre of the houses by volumes which stand out supported by a steel beam and organized successively in relation to the urban façade of the project, filling most of the plot’s length with the exception of the ground floor. This spatial core contains the main spaces of the houses, as well as the services for the bedrooms, kitchen, and laundry room.
▼项目立面一览，project facade overview
The second core (smaller than the first one) corresponds to the circulations of the houses (hallways and stairs), storage closets, general services, and service bedroom in the ground floor, which is independent to each house. This utilitarian part serves as a containment space between each house. This way, the interior areas are divided in each house leaving the ground floor for the public and social use: kitchen, dining and living room, and a patio; which occupies two-thirds of the back area of the plot, located at the back of the parking area.
▼黑色体块住宅的入口以及通向后方花园的小道，the entrance of the black house and the path leading to the back yard
At the second floor, the main bedroom was placed at the front of the plot, and the living room at the back, both of them separated by services and the laundry room. This service’s core as well as the circulations is repeated in the third floor in which the secondary bedrooms are located. Even though the plots are small the houses offer open spaces that are visually connected between them; and their limits with full-height openings, contributing to the natural illumination and ventilation in most of the spaces.
▼左侧住宅所有楼层平面，all floor plans for the left house
▼中间住宅所有楼层平面，all floor plans for the middle house
▼右侧住宅所有楼层平面，all floor plans for the middle house
Despite the use of the same scheme in the complex, each house conserves a certain autonomy regarding space, materiality, and architectural language, generating a unique identity in the complex. Materials were selected in white, gray and black tones to be used in most of the surfaces, with details in wood, iron, and black metal. This small housing complex is a sequence of abstract boxes that break down according to the material used to their construction or to construct their coating in white brick, corrugated black sheet, or white metallic louvers.
▼中间住宅的客厅，向后方花园和一旁的室外通道打开，the living room of the middle house that opens to the back yard and the side walkway with full height large window doors
▼右侧住宅的客厅，the living room of the right house
▼中间住宅的卧室之一，one bedroom of the middle house
▼左侧住宅主卧室的带状窗户，the ribbon window of the main bedroom of the left house
▼三层过道两旁都是储藏空间，the storage spaces on two sides of the corridor
▼过道尽头是一扇窗，为过道引入日光；at the end of the corridor is a window that introduces daylight into the corridor
▼住宅群轴测图，the axonometric drawing of the house group
▼每栋住宅的轴测爆炸图，the axonometric explosion drawing of each house
▼住宅群正立面，the front facade of the house group
建筑：S-AR + MarisolGonzález
建筑师负责人：Cesar Guerrero，Ana Cecilia Garza，Marisol Gonzalez。
建筑面积：280 m2 。
摄影：Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal + Marisol Gonzalez。
Project: Casas SP
Architecture: S-AR + Marisol González
Location: San Pedro, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Architects in charge: Cesar Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Marisol Gonzalez.
Programme: Complex of single family urban houses.
Construction Area: 280 m2 e/u.
Project Year: 2016
Construction Year: 2017-2018
Photograpy: Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal + Marisol Gonzalez.
Materials: Concrete block, structural brick, steel structure beams, wood, aluminum and glass.
Construction System: Concrete block walls and reinforced bricks. Lightened slabs, ironwork and metallic coating.