Domus Aurea Location : Monterrey, México 2016 Area : 500 M2 Photographs : Javi Callejas Architects : Gilberto L. Rodríguez Gilberto L. Rodriguez, Director of GLR Arquitectos. […]
Location : Monterrey, México 2016
Area : 500 M2
Gilberto L. Rodríguez
Gilberto L. Rodriguez, Director of GLR Arquitectos.
Architect from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), he attended the Master of Architecture and Urban Design at the School of Design at Harvard University.
His office, based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, has been recognized with over 25 National Design Awards rewarding their commitment to improve the quality of architecture of their city and country.
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Alberto Campo Baeza
Alberto CAMPO BAEZA born in Valladolid (1946), first saw the light in CADIZ (Spain) and the Architecture in MADRID (Degree 1971) P.H.D. in 1982.
He became Chairman and Professor of Design in MADRID in 1986. He has taught in E.T.H. Zurich as a gästdozent in 1989-1990.
He has also been teaching in Dublin (1992), Naples (1993), Virginia Tech.- Blacksburg and Copenhagen (1996).
He has moreover taught in EPFL Lausanne in 1997, in University of Pennsylvania (1986 and 1999), BAUHAUS in Weimar (2002), IIT Chicago (2003) and Kansas S.U (2005).
He has been Visiting Scholar in Columbia University (2003), and Lecturer in Harvard (2002), Miami (2002), Columbia U. New York (2002), IIT Chicago (2003), Palladian Basilica in Vicenza (2004), China (2007), Porto (2007) and Mendrisio (2007), Katowice (2008) Panama (2008), Monterrey (2009), Washington (2009), and Tokyo (2009). And in Bergen and Weimar (2010).
For a Spanish architect, to build a house in Mexico is a privilege. To build a house in Monterrey is a gift. To build the TEC lottery house in Monterrey is amazing. And, logically, I did my utmost to ensure that this house would be the most beautiful in the world. That is my stated intent with every new project that falls into my hands.
And of course, if Barragán is always present in all my architecture, he is even more in this case, which is why I decided that not only would my house be flooded with light, but that it would be the golden light of Barragán.
With this in mind, after creating a diagonal space resulting from concatenating two spaces of double height, I decided to gild the high vertical wall on which all the southern light would fall and fill it with this much-coveted golden hue.
Accordingly this light-filled house would be literally flooded with golden light, and thus become a veritable DOMUS AUREA.
In functional terms, the house is divided into three planes. On the ground floor the most public areas. Continuity to the garden will be through verandas and shaded areas. On the upper floor, the bedrooms and living area overlooking the lower floor. At the higher rooftop level, the more private areas will be located, including the swimming-pool.
We dream of a white house, serene, full of light, a golden light, where its inhabitants will be happy.
Alberto Campo Baeza
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