SMT House in Mexico
SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar

SMT House 

Taller Arquitectura Bajío (TAB)

AREA
3175 Ft²

YEAR
2021

MANUFACTURERS
Aluminox, Cementos Cruz Azul, Grupo Gol, Interceramic, Lucek, Urrea, Valtorini

PHOTOGRAPHS
Jorge Succar

CATEGORY
Houses

LOCATION
Leon, Mexico

LEAD ARCHITECTS
David Antonio Martínez Torres, Sergio Moran Villaseñor

Casa SMT is located in the northern area of the city of León Guanajuato. A site with a view of the city's metropolitan park. As a design objective, intimacy, weight, and the necessary emptiness are considered.

SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar
SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar

The project is built from a stereotomic volume. It seeks to incorporate elemental volumes that estimate the incorporeal link of the inhabitant; the house, as an object, rests on a plinth that stimulates the strong visual contrast in relation to the upper volume.

The basement that gives way to the interior transmits deprivation, likewise, it moderates the interior clarity, releasing public noise.

In this way, access is generated thanks to the elevation of one of its preeminent volumes, so that it offers an outdoor area that functions as a viewpoint.

SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar
SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar
SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar

The interior spaces seduce thanks to the natural lighting and its clear walls, they transmit amplitude and a cold atmosphere.

The visual finishing touches of light and shadow stimulate the visibility of black and white as the main contrast.

In turn, the center of the house seeks intimate connection and is the main concentration of light thanks to its double-height.

SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar
SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar
SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar

One of the main spaces that make up the ground floor is the kitchen, which also brings together the language of contrasts and embraces a sense of temporality.

Climatological sensations can be perceived thanks to the ventilation of the patio and the lighting of the double-height.

The concrete stairs are born from the basement and lead to the second level. The underground floor that is part of said basement induces the covered, brevity, and frigidity.

SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar
SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar

On the other hand, the upper floor is particular, privacy and intimacy. In this way, the stairs disintegrate but at the same time, they articulate the harmony of the house.

The openings are formed by the different visual finishes produced by the various interior spaces and circulations.

SMT House in Mexico
© Jorge Succar


SMT House in Mexico
Model 01
SMT House in Mexico
Model 02
SMT House in Mexico
Model 03


SMT House in Mexico
Sketch 01
SMT House in Mexico
Sketch 02
SMT House in Mexico
Sketch 03
SMT House in Mexico
Sketch 04
SMT House in Mexico
Sketch 05
SMT House in Mexico
Sketch 06
SMT House in Mexico
Sketch 07


SMT House in Mexico
Frontal facade
SMT House in Mexico
Lateral facade
SMT House in Mexico
Rear facade


SMT House in Mexico
Plan - Basement
SMT House in Mexico
Plan - Ground floor
SMT House in Mexico
Plan - 1st floor
SMT House in Mexico
Plan - Rooftop


SMT House in Mexico
Longitudinal section a
SMT House in Mexico
Longitudinal section b
SMT House in Mexico
Longitudinal section c
SMT House in Mexico
Cross section