Today we present the Brisas house, a modern home design by Garza Camisay Arquitectos.
As the designers stated, their biggest challenge was to develop a program for home and workspace, with the attendant complexity involved in allowing both aspects to flourish in parallel.
The home is located within a small plot, 2,153 square feet, with a patio space designed for meetings. In this compact space, surrounded by an aged bamboo forest, Garza Camisay created this three-bedroom, 1,830 square foot house.
The house is separated from the property perimeter, with open windows providing views over the lush surrounding vegetation. The bamboo forms a continuous, natural green barrier.
The designers intended for this dwelling to maximize its limited space through an L-shaped scheme that integrates the garden with interior space. The house is comprised of a metallic structure, brick walls, polished concrete floors, and exposed concrete slabs.
Seeking the honest exposure of materials reduced costs both in construction and maintenance. The project was crafted in the ideal of “construction and cladding at the same time,” in order to reduce implementation costs and accelerate build times, while minimizing cladding maintenance.
The general premise was gleaned from the processes used in industrial architecture.
The central living room space reaches two stories high, with brick walls surrounding the metal structure on all walls. L-shaped sectional with variety of throw pillows stands next to multicolored ottoman, with kitchen and dining space in background.
This straight view of the living room highlights the full height of the space, with individual lights hanging throughout, metal and wood staircase at left, and a view to the patio space through sliding glass doors at right.
Looking toward the staircase, we see that it leads to a catwalk hallway overlooking the first floor, with cubic bookshelves hidden below. Large sliding glass panels open the interior ro the patio space seamlessly.
The steel and hardwood staircase features see-through gaps for more visual space. Next to the ceiling height window, we see shelving built into the metal structure.
The cozy kitchen maximizes its space with clever combination of dual-use island with natural wood dining space, while white brick and countertops pair with steel appliances in background.
Bedroom continues the warm brick walls and concrete flooring, lit via floor to ceiling windows at left. Pair of floating white shelves bookend the bed beneath a horizontal slit window.
Children’s room features shaded windows with views of the bamboo on two sides, plus large dark wood crib and striped armchair, as well as the requisite toy storage and small colorful table.
The bamboo perimeter creates the illusion of forested surroundings, offering pleasant greenery in view from every window. Rock garden area is flattened for socializing and play.
Patio space shares a covered, wood-floor area with this flattened rock garden next to the bamboo perimeter. Car port integrates with home structure at left, and numerous windows overlook the space.
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