esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

led by héctor esrawe, mexico-based eraswe studio has completed casa sierra fria, it’s first residence project in mexico city. the residence, which has a horseshoe layout, stands as a monolithic structure with a continuous brick façade that contributes to the introspective character of the concept. the request was for an intimate space for a four-person family which provided privacy and promoted encounter and interaction.

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure
all images by césar béjar, courtesy of esrawe studio

 

 

composed of a series of monolithic volumes, casa sierra fria by esrawe studio has the main opening directed towards the right-hand side, both provoking and accentuating the house being sealed off from the outside. as users trespass the brick skin, the continuously flowing space is revealed surrounding the garden which is the heart of the design and the element that brings everything together.

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

 

 

throughout its 576 square meters, casa sierra fria has an architectural plan which includes the garden, four bedrooms, a studio, living room, dining room, kitchen, outdoor patio, wine cellar and an upstairs terrace. the garden is visible from all the rooms and common spaces from both stories.

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

 

 

project info:

 

name: casa sierra fria

location: mexico city
total built surface area: 576 m2
start and end year: 2019

 

 

credits:

 

creative direction: héctor esrawe
architectural concept: esrawe studio
architecture, interior design, and furnishing: esrawe studio
project leader: angel campos
design team: javier garcia rivera, alessandro sperdutti, juan pablo uribe, eduardo gonzález, daniela pulido, daniel torres, enrique tovar, luis escobar, abraham carrillo.
renders: moises gonzález, lupita godínez, arturo aquino, yair ugarte.

 

external advisors:

 

structure: carunti
engineering/installations: cor ingeniería
lighting: lua luz en arquitectura
landscaping: entorno taller de paisaje
construction: leydam consultores sc
photography: césar béjar

juliana neira I designboom

feb 26, 2020

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