Design: GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez
Architect：Gilberto L. Rodríguez
Project Team：Bernardo Chapa, Joaquín Jenis, Tomas Güere?a, Diana Guerra, Eduardo Fuentes
Photography: Jorge Taboada
Set high in the Sierra Madre mountain range, the Torres House seeks to establish an intimate contact with the natural environment in which it is located. Discreetly open towards the street, the house is accessed by crossing over a reflective pool from which a huge oak tree emerges, impressive both for its size and its beauty. Once on the porch, a grand mural-like door—constructed of marble, wood and steel— welcomes the visitor.
Inside, the entry hall merges into an area of contrasting materials consisting of Santo Tomas marble and volcanic stone walls. From this area, visual continuity is kept with the rest of the house and with the garden that was left in its natural state as a small oak forest.
In the living room, conceived almost as a glass box, one can experience the view to the Sierra Madre peaks in the distance and the garden nearby. Owing to its location within the mountain, where winters can be extremely cold, a fireplace invites the inhabitants to enjoy its warmth.
From the dining room and the media room, one can access the roof terrace and enjoy the splendid views of the Sierra Madre as well as of the city of Monterrey. Here the musical background sounds of nature contrast sharply with the roar of the city below.
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