Casa BC is a contemporary house found in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
It was designed by GLR Arquitectos.
Casa BC by GLR Arquitectos: “Our venture is in a privileged topographic situation, due to its visual condition of greater height in relation to the surrounding neighbors. This allows the home to get pleasure from superb vistas in direction of the National Park of Chipinque in the south, as effectively as in the direction of all of the east, which is dominated in the horizon by the “Cerro de la Silla”, an emblematic hill in the boundaries of the city of Monterrey. The proposed accessibility to the internet site is located in the North side of it, ascending through a lengthy slope that leads you to the highest level, exactly where the floor strategy is found.
With straightforward, pure geometric volumes, but rather difficult structural remedies, our venture intends to evoke an image of lightness inside a language of heavy and substantial volumes. Despite the fact that shade does not have but an essential presence in our perform, this task requires an critical step forward into the exploration of new resources, as it is the black granite and the white exposed concrete, in addition to the personality that the excellent amount of exposed steel components provides to the building. Finally, it is important to mention that past its bio-climatic perform, the implementation of green roofs as a way to integrate the landscape, attempting to conserve the normal surroundings of the zone, often dominated by the presence of the splendid Sierra Madre mountain range.
The property was conceived like a “Sustainable House” because the beginning, so it has a examine on energetic efficiency, which analyzes the sun trajectory and the prevailing winds in diverse seasons of the year. As a result of these scientific studies, the residence has varied methods of isolation, like its double walls with poliisocianurate, an ecological insulator double windows with reduced emissivity (Lower-E) glass programs of pluvial water harvesting and gray water treatment for irrigation, solar paddles for pool heating and backyard illumination, solar water heaters, hydronic heating methods to lessen the energy consumption, south oriented skylights, as well as a landscape project with native vegetation.”
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