TOMM House

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Small Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    m arquitecturA
  • Lead Designer
    mauricio Alonso
  • Design Team
    Elias Granados, Axel Arellano, Daniel Valle
  • Architect
    mauricio Alonso
  • Interior Designer
    mauricio Alonso
  • Lighting Designer
    mauricio Alonso
  • Const. Company
    m arquitecturA
  • Photographer Credit
    Rafael Gamo
  • Location
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Project Date
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The house proposes a way of living that starts from a continuous dialogue with the landscape in which it is located. An irregular terrain at the end of a closed street, merging in some portion, to the semicircle of the roundabout that completes the residential area where TOMM House stars with its powerful personality of right angles. It is a Volume contiguous to a green area that belongs to the city. This green area is the trigger that determines the orientation. The street front is totally blind and leaves its main opening to the northeast. The order is for a family of 3 inhabitants with a priority; establish a permanent conversation with the vegetation that is what guarantees the outdoors, this, without neglecting privacy. The highest percentage of garden area that the polygon of the land allowed us was achieved, being the juncture between the habitacle and the area donated for a park, attesting to this constant relationship of views to the horizon.

The project is distinguished by the use of these 3 base materials, as we already said concrete, wood and steel, these three combined create a more welcoming, honest and versatile environment.

Mauricio Alonso is a Mexican architect whose story is based on the creation and innovation of a change in the history of architecture. He studied and lived for 12 years in Guadalajara, Jalisco, and now resides in the city of San Miguel de Allende, which helps him understand the needs of a citizenry hungry for new lines, but also their love for its Colonial architectural pieces. In this way, he came to the conclusion that design is his passion.