New 400 m2 / 4300 f2 private residence in the Punta Tiburon enclave in Veracruz. The project site is located within a Golf Course Community. The main idea of the house is built on the use of two platforms as a device for capturing the primary spaces at elevated grade level and the undulating horizon of the surrounding landscape. To reinforce the idea of the two platforms, there is a continuous perimeter veranda allowing access to all the main exterior and interior spaces of the house. The lower level platform is grounded and thickened to allow it to be carved and adapted to the adjacent topography and also raised slightly to provide more favorable views of the rolling hills of the golf course. The main level of the house includes the living, dining, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom suite, secondary bedroom, service areas, and outdoor recreation spaces with pool and lounge seating. The upper level platform functions as a shading device for the outdoor recreation spaces and to soften direct sunlight from penetrating into all of the main level spaces. It also acts as a lifted ground supporting the separate guest quarters and covered outdoor seating area on the upper platform where overall views of the golf course community and distant views of the city of Veracruz are provided.
Renderings by Michael James.