House DF, work of the Delfino Lozano studio, is located a few blocks from one of the most representative places in the city of Guadalajara (Mexico), such as the Expiatory Temple.
The project presents a divided use and shows a colloquial architectural beauty hidden by the passage of time.
The DF house starts with the rehabilitation of an existing farm.
Two simple factors mark the basis for the conjunction of the project: a central courtyard and a subsequent one and the geographical location of the house. Both courtyards provide the DF house with cross ventilation and natural lighting.
The geographical location (located in a neighborhood context) dictates the need for light income, thus opening the slabs.
The program responds to a family with specific needs, so it was necessary to break the repetitive distributions in the current architecture and generate an income / workshop that links to a distributor that leads to the first patio.
There is the original source of the farm and a brick floor that invites to continue to know the house.
The interior spaces have a height that allows the opening of skylights that cause these rooms can be used throughout the day.
The mosaic floors and the wooden details provide architectural details that formalize an architecture that looks on the small scale.
The DF house plays with the inherited imperfection in the placement of Talavera tiles and indirect lighting, generating unique spaces and always seeking respect for the architecture presented by the context.
The second patio becomes the extension of the kitchen and distributor to the second floor.
At that point an intimate space is created, perfect for studying and found with the fifth façade.
The roof terrace serves as an excellent terrace for housing.
The base color of the project is white. This serves to dramatize the elements of brick and clay elements, seeking to give value to the craft work.
Photography: César Béjar