Project name: Small House for a Friend
Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto
  • Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, México
  • Floor Plan Area: 455m2
  • Project Year: 2019 - unbuilt
  • Design Team: Carlos Ruiz Palomino, Karen Camacho, María José Galindo, Emanuel Goñi, Eduardo Gómez
  • Renders: Arturo Galindo ( Artisan )

An experimental house for a divorced, young woman. The plot is shared with 2 rental apartment units. The size of the house, her taste for cooking and entertaining compeled the project to have a kitchen that shares the space with the dining room and living room. The living room has a doble height that communicates with the master bedroom, reminiscent of her apartment in Florence which had a mezzanine that, like the bedroom, looks past the living room to the cobble stone streets of Florence, which in the house is a cobble stone patio. The master bedroom's bathroom constitutes half the second floor and is organized around a bathtub which enjoys the southern sunlight.

On the third floor 2 bedrooms are accessed by a study and TV room. The only division is a large bookcase on the study side, in turn, this large piece of furniture has the closets on the bedrooms. Separating the bedrooms is the bathroom enclosed within frosted glass panels with steel railings.

A basement has the parking area, laundry, storage and a room for the domestic help.