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The Seductive House of Sun



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The Suntro House is located in the residential area of Oaxtepec, Mexico. The sunlight falling on this white house creates striking images and unusual movements of shadows and reflections.

The lot is oriented to the northeast with a splendid sight of the Tepozteco among delightful natural surroundings. To the north there is the hill of Tepozteco, and a highway that conduces to haciendas in Yautepec to the south. The shape of the house responds to the high local temperatures, and the space is organized to allow the air circulate cooling the rooms even in the hottest summer days.

The organization takes place in a clear horizontal division of the house by locating the public and recreational areas on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the upper floor connected to the ground by an inner-outer circulation path. Different habitable spaces are in a transparent area that creates its continuity with the exterior by the concrete floor that extends to the open areas, allowing its users to move in a fluid space without any obstacles.

In keeping with the simplicity of the outer lines, the interior emphasizes the sculptural character of the building, making use of fundamental elements such as contemporary design items and various works of art, most notably the Victor Reyes paintings and the sculpture of Alfonso Magana.

In the garden, next to the swimming pool, the Gandiablasco Spanish furniture selected from Designet Company provides the perfect complement, creating a sense of freshness and peace. The floating volume rising above the living and dining room suggests a seductive lightness which, at the same time, depending on one’s perspective, creates the effect of illusionary planes with its interplay on the walls and in empty spaces.


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