Located northwest of the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City. In Casa Mika, matter functions as a binding element throughout the project. Through the program, we seek to generate dialogues between spaces and their immediate surroundings, between exterior and interior, between solids and voids, and, in this way, make one space take you to another through different experiences.
A scheme of two main volumes separates the public and private areas through voids, subtractions, and specific openings that give rise to patios, spaces for contemplation, dispersion, or coexistence that are directly related to the interior of the house. We duplicate the interior space by linking it with its exterior immediately.
Most of the materials used in the construction are local: white clay brick, certified woods, apparent concrete, and traditional blacksmithing.
The main entrance, the garage, the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen are located in the first block of the residence, on one level, with a discreet volume that faces the street. The second block is on two levels and consists of a living room, a study, and a guest bedroom on the ground floor, while on the upper level there are three bedrooms with views of the back garden and the
A priority during the project was the implementation of passive bioclimatic strategies that favored accurate management of natural light, as well as acoustic and
Photography by Cesar Bejar