October 27, 2021
Monterrey is witness to the project orchestrated by ARQ. Donato de la Garza. Straight and pure lines form the architectural design of this home's façade, where the volumes stand out, along with the use of black and white, colours that convey purity and elegance. The double height of the building helps to increase the luminosity of the setting and the visual distribution of the spaces.
In its approach, Casa 10 presented a major challenge that has been more than overcome: the descending slope and uneven shape of the terrain itself. Beyond the construction aspects, Donato de la Garza has succeeded in creating a true work of luminous art reflected in the interiors of the property.
The avant-garde interior design of Casa 10 is characterised by the versatility of Aged Dark Nature, XTONE®'s porcelain surface, used for the general floor tiles in the interiors, as well as being used as wall tiles in some spaces and as a support for decorative material in the living-dining room area.
The simple style of the rooms in the use of warm tones and marble is broken by the introduction of extravagant hanging lamps, furniture, accessories and brightly coloured paintings.
The floor-to-ceiling windows become decorative focal points in the property, allowing natural light to flood in. The main novelty of the house is the integration of a glass cube located at the end of the hallway, which functions as a viewpoint. From here, you can contemplate the garden, the swimming pool and the natural landscape.
Wood also makes an appearance as cladding and through tables located in different spaces. Together with the wood-inspired ceramic floor tiles, PAR-KER® from Porcelanosa, it generates a warm and cosy atmosphere. The choice of this material responds to the desire to create a house in connection with the nature of the region.
A pool with infinite views
The extensive, carefully decorated outdoor area of the building is connected to the interior of the house and consists of various lounge, pool and dining areas. One of the volumes covers part of the swimming pool, defined by its curious dimensions. A PAR-KER® (Porcelanosa) model has been applied around it, floor tiles that are resistant to water and the most extreme cold and hot weather conditions. The terrace is oriented in such a way that you can enjoy the views of the mountains of Nuevo León on a starry night.
Architecture: Donato de la Garza
Photo: The Raws®