Gallery featuring the incredible La Punta house by Grupo Arquitectura. You won't believe the massive windows and open plan design of this masterpiece.
Welcome to our gallery featuring the incredible La Punta house, designed by Grupo Arquitectura.
Situated west of Mexico City, on a large site, this pair of twin homes was designed on top of a gorgeous canyon with expansive views.
The design itself centers on a pair of parallel stone finished walls that enclose the house, blocking it off from the north and opening up toward the south.
The home is built upon a steel structure that spans a 14 meter width, housing the bedrooms and rest of the living spaces, enclosing the essential services and functions between the back walls.
The homes are staggered, following the natural topography of the site, creating an organic, continuous line. Privacy is achieved by differing heights and orientation of the living areas.
The facades have aluminum louvers that filter direct sunlight into its wood and stone terraces, making for a cozy outdoor relaxing and socializing space.
The metal components of the structure are left exposed, along with their anchorages and bolts, for an almost industrial, tough appearance. The finishes on the home include limestone walls and hardwood, granite, and volcanic stone flooring.
The interior walls are lined with walnut, dividing furniture between the spaces. The doors are integrated into these panels and appear to seamlessly disappear into them. The glazed aluminum windows are equipped with low-e for thermal and acoustic insulation, ensuring privacy and comfort year-round.
The houses are equipped with advanced smart home control and automation systems for advanced lighting, entertainment, irrigation, blinds, and more. Energy efficiency was a major concern, so the home is geared up with water recycling systems, solar cells, and thermal generation tanks. During the daytime, passive heating means that very little energy is used.
Photography: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Here we see the pair of homes, nearly identical but staggered in their placement and shifted in their interior layout for privacy. The massive louvers hangt over full height glazing on this side of the home, providing comfort and expansive views.
The vast open plan design allows for massive spaces like this centralized living room and dining area. The dark stone flooring anchors the light and open space, providing a contrast to the lightly colored furniture and warm wood paneling.
Within this cathedral-like two story room, we see an abundance of sharply designed furniture gathered before a large white stone fireplace, nestled in the exterior glazing.
Moving further back into the home, we can grasp how much the massive windows offer in terms of expansive views from within the home. The sprawling floor plan makes for compartmentalized spaces within the larger room.
This secondary family room area features a more cozy look, courtesy of a standard height ceiling and large sectional. The intricate wood wall paneling encompasses built-in shelving and obscures the door locations.
The master bathroom is awash in rich marble and glass, with a lengthy vanity facing a row of walk-in showers and bath areas. The hardwood flooring gives way to white marble as it approaches the pedestal tub.
Moving further backward, we see the vast walk-in closet that leads to the master bath, arranged in the same narrow layout. White shelving and rich hardwood flooring are punctuated by a pair of bright orange ottomans.
Now we see the walk-in closet from the bathroom itself, overlooking the unique floor material transition into the rest of the home. Above, we see rows of skylights, providing more natural lighting and passive warmth in the home.
Here’s the cozy but luxurious kitchen, where darker wood cabinetry meets white marble backsplash and countertops for a high contrast look. The large island features an attacked table for in-kitchen dining.
Here’s a final look at the entryway to one of the homes, a lengthy stone path leading directly into the central hall of the home. Here we see how the open plan design works holistically with the exterior.
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