Created specially for a young couple and their two daughters, House N is a project that Agraz Arquitectos completed in 2005. It is a 5,952-square-foot modern residence in Zapopan, Mexico, built in a local traditional manner (around a central patio).
The house has three levels, connected by a staircase. The basement houses the service area, the play room and the garage; the first floor comprises the living and social areas and the kitchen; the third level is where the three bedrooms are situated. The ground floor boasts a lot of glass, to enhance the views towards the surrounding gardens. Clearly, the areas on the second floor are considerably more private.
Here is how the architects themselves describe the project: “N House cannot be defined as an object but as a series of resulting spaces from the superposition of opaqueness and transparency which subtly mediate between nature and occupant.”