Stone homes are a clever design decision when one desires the architectural outcome to communicate durability and overall dominance. This three-storey structure by Jorge Hernández de la Garza is situated on a 50% sloped terrain in Mexico City. Like that of many stone homes, the design is heavily geometric and communicates notions from the Brutalist architectural movement.
The construction of the house is interesting, to say the least—the rear facade of the house opens up towards a 15-meter-high stone wall. Drawing on the beautiful texture of natural formations, Jorge Hernández de la Garza sought to maximize the transparency toward the wall through glass panels.
In contrast, the front facade of the residence constitutes a series of overlapping boxes with minimal openings that aim to satisfy a need for privacy.
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