HMZ 家位于墨西哥圣路易斯波托西的 la Loma 乡村俱乐部。这是一栋两层楼的建筑,为父母和四个孩子提供了舒适的居住环境。父亲从事建筑行业,他希望开发一栋混凝土建筑。”混凝土建筑对我们公司来说是一个挑战,因为我们专注于空间和所有让空间变得有趣的奇思妙想。每次设计房屋时,我们总是关注那些无人问津的空间。这是我们从路易斯-巴拉甘(Luis Barragán)的建筑设计中学到的最有力的理念。

The HMZ house is located in la Loma Country Club in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It is a two-story building that comforts mom, dad, and four children. The dad works in the construction business and wanted to develop a building, made out of concrete. everything made out of concrete was a challenge for our office since we focus on space and all the curiosities that make it interesting. And every time we design a house, we always focus on all the spaces that nobody asks for. That was the most potent concept learned from the architecture of Luis Barragán.


So in this case, more than rooms and bathrooms, a library, a dining room, a kitchen, laundry, a room, etc.. All the spaces are connected with a path, a designed path. Very curious to see and feel the family’s happiness towards the project because of these spaces. Of course, they love what they ask for. Still, all these new ways to approach space in terms of lighting, pathways, silence, sobriety, dramatism, and many other romantic ways to approach a building, make this house a very special spot to be lived and shared more than before in their lifetime. It is also a house that lives inwards. Although every space has views of the golf course and has many ways to open the whole floor plan in order to have a connected space, it is a house that has to be discovered. We have never been fans of being looked at from the outside, and it is one of the things that is accomplished as a key concept. And last but not least, we think we have moved a step forward in getting close to sculpture. Architecture as sculpture has been the most important theme in the lifetime of the office.

Architects: Lucio Muniain et al
Area: 800 m²
Year: 2023
Photographs: Edmund Sumner
Design team: Lucio Muniain, Juan Carlos García, Gustavo Morales, Michel Hernández, Ignacio Balvanera, José Luis Arroyo
Materials: Raw Concrete, Tzalam Wood, Travertine Marble, Steel and Glass
Contractor: Juan Carlos García, Michel Hernández, Gustavo Morales
Structure engineer: José Alfredo Blanco
City: San Luis Potosí
Country: Mexico