Ochre House

Ochre House

Architect
Chain + Siman
Location
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Rafael Gamo

Ochre House

Chain + Siman as Architects

Ochre House is a two-story residence situated in the heart of Mexico City that combines modern elements with touches of rustic design to create an exquisite balance.

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo

This house was built for a family of five, and as such, every space caters for the needs of each of them. Since the property is bordered on two sides by a large slope, the house was distanced as much as possible from it with an orchard to obtain the best possible views.

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo

The house is designed so that sunlight pours in from two directions in a way that natural light itself contains the space. The large, mullioned windows imbue the surroundings with a classic touch create a cozy ambience along with the bespoke furniture and oak-wood floors and ceilings.

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo

The exterior walls are clad with quarry stone cut in different lengths, and such materiality is transferred into the main interior walls. Their texture offers a contrast with the smooth cement-sand finishes found along the neutral tones of the rooms. 

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo

The interior design project was all custom designed by the firm. The kitchen floor, for example, is a pattern created with laser-cut iron and cast concrete. The light fixtures, the decor on the walls and black steel detailing in the furnishings complement the warm color palette that invigorates the project. 

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo

The terraces strengthen the connection between the first floor and the garden, which seems to flow naturally into the ground floor with a covered deck for outdoor activities. An iron staircase wraped around a tree with a picture window that directly overlooks the orchard articulates the different levels of the house.

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo

The sloped oak ceilings in the bedrooms provide the space with breadth; in the primary bedroom, this feature is accentuated through the continuity between the generous dressing room and the private terrace.

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo

Throughout the interior, the use of oak wood tones, quarry stone, furnishings, subtle lightning design and natural light creates a play of ochre tones, a quality that gives the project its name.

photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo
photo_credit Rafael Gamo
Rafael Gamo
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