A HOUSE WITH FOUR COURTYARDS

May 30, 2015 by

andrés stebelski delineates a house with four courtyards in mexico city

andrés stebelski delineates a house with four courtyards in mexico city

andrés stebelski delineates a house with four courtyards in mexico city
photography by onnis luque
all images courtesy of andrés stebelski arquitecto

 

 

 

situated in mexico city’s tacubaya district, this dwelling designed by andrés stebelski has been arranged around four external courtyards. the residence replaces a dilapidated structure which was subsequently demolished to make way for the new building.

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
glazed partitions ensure that the home is read as a singular environment

 

 

 

surrounding the entirety of the property, a perimeter wall climbs to a height of six meters, respecting the scale of both neighboring properties and the adjacent streetscape. with its alternating internal volumes and external voids, the floor plan reads as a chessboard. however, glazed partitions between each space ensure that the home is read as a singular integrated environment.

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
a structural steel grid creates a three-dimensional framework that delineates the dwelling

 

 

 

a structural steel grid creates a three-dimensional framework that delineates the various zones. living accommodation is divided between two storeys, with shared spaces – including a kitchen, dining room and study – found at ground level, and private sleeping positioned above. on the roof, a planted terrace serves as a quiet place for relaxation, offering views across the neighborhood.

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
four courtyards are found throughout the residence

 

 

 

a structural steel grid creates a three-dimensional framework that delineates the various zones. living accommodation is divided between two storeys, with shared spaces – including a kitchen, dining room and study – found at ground level, and private sleeping positioned above. on the roof, a planted terrace serves as a quiet place for relaxation, offering views across the neighborhood.

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
primary living accommodation is found at ground level

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
the house’s kitchen and dining area

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
sleeping quarters are found at the upper storey

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
a timber stairway leads to a rooftop retreat

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
the planted terrace serves as a quiet place for relaxation

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
a large shelving unit is filled with books

andres stebelski as arquitecto house with four courtyards mexico city designboom
the scheme’s double-height lounge

  • I think that I am in love. A magnificent example of how one can completely eliminate the external views and yet feel connected to the out of doors. It is editing at its finest.
    Also, the relationship of the various rooms to one another is lovely. The line between indoor and outdoor is blurred in the finest sense here. I could live in this space in a heartbeat and I grew up out of doors in California.
    Of course with all of that daylight one could not be too concerned about bleached books wood and fabrics.
    It is magical in the night views.

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