Topped by clean, saw-tooth rooflines, the Huit House by tactic-a architects is a contemporary dwelling that uses passive solar design strategies. Located in Lagos De Moreno, Mexico, the home features a facade lined with grey and yellow stripes punctuated by vertical window strips that give the residence a playful appearance. The vertically striped façade also helps to bring the eye down to the large glass windows framing the first floor common areas.
Placed on a L-shaped plan, tactic-a architects divided the roof profile into three triangular sections with east-facing windows to bring morning light into the bedrooms and downstairs living spaces. In the middle section, a hardwood stairway connects the lower level common areas with the two upstairs bedrooms and creates a double-height ceiling in the heart of the house.
Inside, the house is composed of clean lines, white walls, and wood paneling to complete the modern and contemporary appearance. To accommodate the client’s desires for a house encouraging socialization, the lower level is designed with an open-plan layout featuring large glazed sliding doors that face the private garden. Above the southwest garage, a pebbled-surface roof terrace leads out of the master bedroom.