Fatima House by Jorge Hernández de la Garza is a modern family retreat located in Del Valle, one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Mexico City. The project started by studying the site conditions and designing a rational square floor plan in which every space was used the best way possible. Especially designed for a young couple, the architectonic program consists of a main level where the social areas are located, with an inviting living room, dining room, bar, wine cellar, kitchen and family room. The second floor accommodates the bedrooms and a studio. According to the house plans below, there is also a third level, where the service ares are located.
One of the most original features of the design is the ventilated facade covered by a NBK ceramic cover, a natural material of terracotta that provides warmth and durability. This house is the first single family housing project in Mexico covered with this material, proving that technology and its constructive methods are an important part of the design process. [Information provided via e-mail by Jorge Hernández de la Garza ]