The architect Delfino Lozano has renovated a house in Zapopan, Mexico.
Called Casa A690, the property is a three-story home that dates back to the 1970s. It comprises a rectangular ground floor volume and two-stepped blocks on top. The exterior walls are rendered white, while its flat rooftops are covered in terracotta tiles that add warmth to the otherwise stark palette.
"We use the term Mediterraneo to describe the materials and feeling we try to give our projects, in which we interpret the Mediterranean architecture – simple, pure materials – and mix it with our Mexican traditional architecture" says the architect.
Several courtyards are slotted within the property, including one with a grey-brick feature wall. The project also features several arched and circular windows, openings, and doors, while a linear staircase cuts through the home in the main living area and leads to a home office. Inside, spaces feature grey concrete walls and cabinets and contrasting elements of dark wood, as seen in built-in cabinets, benches and furniture. A mezzanine with a desk overlooks the living room below, and two bedrooms and a home office are also located upstairs. The top floor contains a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a terrace, and can also be accessed from an outdoor stairwell.