The plot of V House is located at the limit of a closed condominium, with a height difference of 8 m at the back, which allowed Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos to release the views to the east of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. To take advantage of the location, the plan plays an important role, making the space expand as the visitor walks deeper into the house. A large window frames the horizon but preserves privacy due to the change at ground level. In the middle of the house, a patio, which becomes the heart of the house, articulates the public and private areas providing light and ventilation. In the patio, water and a tree capture light from the south through a sort of chimney and a wooden cross seems to float in space, framing the patio. Upstairs, a cantilevered staircase leads to the terrace, which seeks to preserve the essence of the regional architecture. Surrounded by walls and a steel structure, which in the future will be covered in plants, the terrace opens to the east, allowing to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
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