This apartment project occupies the lower level of a building on Mexico City’s west side. It generates a dialog between the newly constructed building and its environment, interweaving the project with its landscape and unifying indoors with outdoors. The design process inserted targeted elements that produced a series of specific, outdoor spaces whose function is directly related to the apartment’s indoor activity.
▼与室外环境密切相连的起居空间，the living space that is directly connected with the outdoor environment
The indoor section has a linear axis with access to the rooms crossing through the common, semi-private, and private areas. Likewise, the outdoor layout follows a parallel design; a wall runs along the axis that encloses and divides the areas based on the required activity. The northeast holds two terraces joined by a pergola; the first houses a living and dining area with a vertical garden built of wooden boxes reclaimed from the shoring system used in the construction. The second terrace rests on a lower overhang, suggesting a closer relationship with the landscape. Finally, a staircase connects it with the gully underneath the structure.
▼第一个露台包含了起居空间和餐厅，the first terrace houses a living and dining area
▼由木箱构成的垂直花墙，a vertical garden built of wooden boxes
▼第二座露台悬于低处，与自然紧密相连，the second terrace rests on a lower overhang, suggesting a closer relationship with the landscape
The southwest houses a more private garden that connects to the bedrooms, the TV room and kitchen, culminating in a contemplative space known as the Garden Box. This open module is designed for an intimate interaction between the spectator and the garden.
▼住宅的西南侧是一个更为私密的花园，the southwest houses a more private garden
▼冥想式的空间氛围，a contemplative space
▼私人花园与卧室相连，the private garden connects to the bedroom
Three transition elements were built with reinforced concrete, each with its distinctive energy. The first is a pool of water that symbolizes the purification of the access space, while endowing the access with movement and sound. The second consists of a garden of energy stones, while the third is a vegetable garden, designed to blend the gully’s natural vegetation with the terraces.
▼入口处的水池形成带有净化作用的过渡空间，a pool of water that symbolizes the purification of the access space
Official name of the project: Villa Jardín
Location: Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico
Project year: 2016
Architects: ASP Arquitectura Sergio Portillo
Architect-in-charge: Sergio Portillo Alarcón
Constructor: LINEAL Construcción y Desarrollo Arquitectónico
Engineering: Grupo R (Jaime Rangel)
Landscape design: Integración Orgánica (Noemí González Zarco)
Photo credits: Rafael Gamo