The setting for the project is the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood, one of the oldest and most traditional colonies in Mexico City.
The house is situated in a small passage way crossing a large housing block between two streets. The passage is characterized by the colorful facades of small, terraced houses. The original structure was built in 1924, the project includes the refurbishment and interior design of the house.
The original distribution of the house is recovered, but with the addition of a small patio in the back of the house to the interior, housing the library and offering a new roof terrace, accessible from the first floor. These two elements meet the necessities of the new owners: a family of writers, attracted by the tranquility of the compound in order to pursue their activities.
The interior design consists of punctual interventions creating specific atmospheres for each of the different spaces of the house. It is an exercise in furniture, at times integrating and at times contrasting with the restored elements of the original house, narrating two different stories: on the one hand the restored space and on the other hand the intervened space.
The result is a set of basic formal explorations, expressing themselves by means of different types of wood, exposed concrete, terrazo, clay and steel window frames.