- Architecture & development
In Casa Mate, a beautiful house located on a piece of land south of the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, geometry definitely plays the leading role. Orthogonal lines define the floor plan of the house, with continuous interaction between the interior spaces. In short: this is impressive architecture finished to perfection.
The house was designed by the team at Araujo Galvan Arquitectos. It is immediately clear that great attention was paid to the design. Exactly in the middle of the project we find a long corridor, which still has enough privacy thanks to the central walled garden. At the front of the house are a terrace with kitchen and a living room. The sliding windows can be fully opened, so that inside and outside become one large space, so to speak; something that is obviously very interesting in the hot Mexican climate. The master bedroom is connected to the terrace via an outdoor corridor and overlooks one of the side gardens. Thanks to the very high ceiling, this room gives a sense of grandeur.
In the central area, we find a garden with a concrete swimming strip and a private terrace with fire pit. Here too, clean lines define the design of the project. Most of the home's bedrooms are at the back of the property. Both on the ground and first floor, there are three bedrooms, where plenty of privacy is ensured. The entrances on the ground floor are hidden by wooden cladding, while access to the upstairs rooms is via a staircase and a corridor at the back of the house. In this space, an esplanade of rustic stone, pots and trees was developed, seeking harmony with the polished cement that surrounds the project.
The marble floors and granite details complete the picture
In the garden, the team tried to save as much of the existing vegetation as possible and incorporate roots of dry trunks into the design, with the intention that they could form works of art on the outside. The façade has a fairly simple design consisting of a limited number of materials: polished cement and wood. The same material palette is continued inside, bringing a nice contrast between the sleek cement and the warm wood. The marble floors and granite details complete the picture. By keeping the architecture and interior of the house simple, the massive geometric volumes clearly stand out.
The interesting design of this home, combined with the minimalist yet warm interior, is a real hit. Another advantage is that the house is tailored to the warm climate, so indoor and outdoor living blend effortlessly. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by César Bejar Studio