On a steep site in Mexico, Izar Houses by Taller ADG Alonso de Garay pay exceptional attention to energy in terms of their approach to natural light and rainfall. Green roofing, use of local stone, and a façade lattice made of specially-treated wooden slats contribute to the integration of house and landscape.
Entry to the houses is located through an access plaza where the inclusion of water and vegetation fosters a sense of connection with the natural environment. Once inside, private areas are located on the lower level with more public and social areas upstairs. A skylight made of locally-sourced stone and vegetation connects the two floors.
The lobby acts as a type of distributing space to he main living room, service and service kitchen. A staircase leads to the lower, more private areas.
The generous living room features a black steel fireplace, which stands out against oak floors walls and ceilings. Next to this is a dining room/kitchen for special events and a covered terrace with space for secondary, open living and dining areas, along with a support bar. Next is a fully open terrace with a swimming lane.
On the lower floors, there is a main bedroom with ensuite and studio and two additional rooms with a loft, bathroom and dressing room, and three more with a bathroom and dressing room.
The lower area also feature a common terrace area, with swimming pool, gym, kitchen, pizza over, dressing rooms and small spa.