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Casa L&J in Zapopan, Jalisco

9 Apr 2020

Casa L&J Zapopan Property

Architects: Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto

Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, México

Casa L&J Zapopan
photo © Fernanda Leonel

Alvaro Moragrega, a renowned Guadalajara-based architect, is proud to unveil Casa L&J, a residential project adjacent to a golf course in Zapopan, Mexico. Seeking balance between inspirational views and client privacy, the architect designed an L-shaped scheme, with the residence’s main volume, encased in steel and glass, serving as a barrier between the private areas of the residence and the adjacent golf course.

Casa L&J Zapopan Jalisco
photo © Alvaro Moragrega

The volume, featuring a pitched roof with flat black tiles, was designed in the image of a ‘shotgun shack’, or an elongated distribution of spaces progressing from public to private.

Casa L&J Zapopan
photo © Fernanda Leonel

At one end of the volume, the main entrance opens into a spacious living room featuring a fireplace, piano, and dining area. A wooden enclosure houses a bar and storage area, dually serving to deflect views from the garden area.

Casa L&J Zapopan Casa L&J Zapopan
photos © Fernanda Leonel

Adjacent to the dining area, a rammed earth volume, or tapia, frames a pantry, laundry room, and guest bathroom, dividing the main living room from the kitchen and family room.

Casa L&J Zapopan

Casa L&J Zapopan
photos © Fernanda Leonel

A custom-built structure houses part of the kitchen, as well as a bookcase with TV, and a small stove, thus blocking views from the golf course and reorienting them to the garden and pool areas.

Casa L&J Zapopan
photo © Fernanda Leonel

Casa L&J Zapopan
photo © Fernanda Leonel

Casa L&J Zapopan
photo © Fernanda Leonel

At the opposite end of the volume, adjacent to the family room, a double-height art studio connects to its own patio workstation on one side, and to a hallway connecting the home’s bedroom wing on the other side.

Casa L&J Zapopan
photo © Fernanda Leonel

The bedroom wing is constructed entirely with rammed earth and rests 70cm below the exterior, providing garden and pool views from each bedroom.

Casa L&J Zapopan Casa L&J Zapopan
photos © Fernanda Leonel

The walls are composed of a lateral rhythm of rammed earth columns on one side, and wooden walls and doors on the other, dividing the volumes that house the bathrooms and dressing rooms.

Casa L&J Zapopan Jalisco

Casa L&J Zapopan Jalisco
photos © Alvaro Moragrega

Casa L&J in Zapopan, Mexico – Building Information

Architectural Project: Alvaro Moragrega
Location: Zapopan, México
Plot: 1,890 sqm
Project Area: 740 sqm
Year: 2018

Design Team: Carlos Ruiz Palomino, Emanuel Goñi, Karen Camacho, María José Galindo, Arthur Dalloni; Structural Design: Cero Motion – Juan Jesús Aguirre; General Contractor: Gruval
Renderings: Artisan Render

Casa L&J Zapopan Jalisco Casa L&J Zapopan Jaliscophotos © Alvaro Moragrega

About Alvaro Moragrega
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alvaro Moragrega began studying architecture at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, and participated in an exchange program with the Universidad Iberoamericana de México. He obtained a degree in Architecture from UCLA, followed by a Master’s Degree of Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, where he received a scholarship to attend the Master de La Gran Escala: La Arquitectura de los Nuevos Entornos program under the tutelage of Eduard Bru.

Casa L&J Zapopan Jalisco
photo © Alvaro Moragrega

After completing a Doctorate of Architectural Projects at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Alvaro Moragrega collaborated on numerous projects with Tonet Sunyer in Barcelona. He co-founded Hipogeo in Guadalajara in 2000 and taught at ITESO University from 2002-2004. In 2007, he founded Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto, and has since been selected twice as a forerunner for the Obras Cemex award. He also received an honorable mention at “Urban Intervention: Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space” in Seattle, as well as in the Town Square of Medina del Campo competition in Spain.

Casa L&J Zapopan Jalisco
photo © Alvaro Moragrega

Photography: Fernanda Leonel and Alvaro Moragrega

Casa L&J, Zapopan Jalisco images / information received 090421 from Architects Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto via v2com newswire

Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, México

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