Villa Barrancas by Ezequiel Farca, Architect
On our recent trip to Mexico City our accommodations for the five-day trip could not have been better! The recently completed personal residence of Los Angeles and Mexico City based architect Ezequiel Farca, located in the Lomas Altas section of Mexico City The five bedroom, six bathroom residence is a study in simplicity. Spaces are grand, but there is an understated simplicity throughout. Oak and marble are the dominant elements and the consistency of form flows through each room giving a continuity that is not often found in new construction. From the architect's notes on the property... Architecture and Interior Architecture: EZEQUIELFARCA architecture & design collaboration Cristina Grappin Materials: Volcanic Rock, Marble & Granite, Oak & Teak Woods. The Barrancas House is the result of the restoration of a house built in the seventies in Mexico City, which has little or no attraction at first but had great spatial potential. It became a challenge for our office to create a home focusing on incredible attention to detail, modernity and discovery of the different spaces and levels to generate expectation and surprise. We took advantage of the location of the house that has views towards the woods so we installed floor to ceiling windows so that natural elements from the exterior such as natural light and views to the woods become part of the interior without compromising the comfort and intimacy of the inhabitants. The amenities for the family to enjoy inside the privacy of their home include a home theater, wine cellar, gym, two terraces, pool, garden and green areas. Discovering the house through the hallways leads to multifunctional unpredictable spaces achieved through movable screen walls, hidden doors, bay windows that open entirely, furniture designed especially for each space, automatic lighting system for each of the inhabitant's needs. The landscape was designed with plants that adjust to the local climaate, with green roof and green walls. There is also has a solar energy system and an automatated water conversation system. The materials used include marble, stone and wood. This together with neutral, dark green and chocolate tones, give an earthy feeling that integrates the interior with the exterior and creates the sensation of unlimited space.