The ground where the house owned by the Espinosa Viramontes family is interestingnevertheless complicated.
Being the fourth house built by Ricardo Agraz for this client, it isimportant to notice that several changes in the family’s life have lead toconstant moving.
Named E House, it seems to conquer a quite complex site, achieving a subtleand peaceful dialogue with other neighboring houses. Regarding the drafts,building comes out of three borders that give place to very dynamic exteriorspaces in a standard ground plan for a triangular site.
A large central patio protected by a wooden lattice that controls lightand shadow becomes the articulating point where family activity takes place.And a double height space where entrance and foyer are completes the area whichis also animated by a circular stairway that leads to the second floor.
Light plays a main role that finds splendor in wide open white spaces,generating high quality rooms that dialogue with the outside by carefullythought windows. These look out to noble gardens that surround the houserecognizing the geometry and movement of the terrain.
Natural building materials bring a sober language that is also elegant,ornament free, signaling the simplicity of lines.
The house itself talks about an architecture that is capable of bringingout the best in simple and strong spatial conditions, and in figures brought upfrom clean and depurated sketches. File
Zapopan, Jalisco Date:
Construction: 2004 Collaborators:
SalvadorAguirre Industrial design: