Appearing cantilevered at first glance, hovering above the earth with all the heft of its concrete construction, House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura gets its seemingly gravity-defying appearance from an all-glass first floor. Two rectangular prisms are placed over each other to create an ‘L’ shape, with a subterranean parking garage, a ground floor containing all common spaces, and a second level containing the private bedrooms.
Located in Mexico City, the home is surrounded with vegetation to give it the feel of being in a more natural setting. The heavy, rectilinear concrete volume of the third level juts out over the glass living room, which connects to a reflecting pool and a lawn. Second-floor balconies are planted with greenery to enhance the effect of wild surroundings.
Inside, textured concrete contrasts with steel, glass and various shades of wood. The common spaces extend into another solid rectangle placed perpendicular to the ‘floating’ concrete volume and include a family room, kitchen, dining room, living room and deck.