Casa V was developed according to the topography of the lot. The street entrance is through the parking area that has a skylight with a fountain on the top. There is a staircase case that leads up to the garden levels. The center structure is the house surrounded by the morning and evening gardens determined according to the exposure of the sun.


Right in the middle of the morning garden, two concrete cylinders hallmark a staircase and a zenithal dome. The staircase is hold to the wall and suspended with steel cables on the other end resulting in a stunning structure that is the main feature of the house. The natural light frames the way up to the three levels of the house.


On the first level the public area is located, the rooms for the family activities and socializing with generous views to the surrounding gardens.

On the second level the bedrooms and family rooms were distributed according to different requirements of each member of the family. All the bathrooms and dressing rooms have natural zenithal light.


All the construction was done in exposed concrete and wood to assure the low maintenance requirements as well as the adequate aging of the space with the natural patina that will acquire with time. Casa V is a project that meets customer expectations.




  • Architect: Juan Pablo Serrano – Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
  • Architect: Rafael Monjaraz – Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
  • Architect: Arq. Loraine Smith
  • Photographer: Jaime Navarro

Posted by Juan Pablo Serrano

Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos reaches 25 years developing architectural spaces where quality is achieved by the proper use of materials and light as creative elements. Being space their raw material, architects Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco and Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes, demonstrate their capability and performance in all architecture fields always supported by interdisciplinary teams. Their structure and professionalism has given them the opportunity to work in partnership with important firms as well as with national and international architects. They have been invited to national and international competitions and they actively participate in the formation and diffusion of architectural work. Architecture signifies their way to collaborate in the development of a better urban context because the correct design of spaces is the only way to create better cities. Their experience has been strengthened by the constant search of the perfect combination between form and structure. For them community is the backbone of the cities and buildings, in which settlers spend their day to day, these are the elements that help them contribute with spaces designed to improve the quality of life of their inhabitants. They have had the opportunity to design, direct and execute residential projects, restaurants, hotels, cultural centers and housing developments. The sensibility that they bring into their projects is the decanting of everything that they learn in their professional and personal activities. Light, materials and technology are combined in a perfect balance to create the living space around the inhabitant. Their awareness regarding the ecological balance and nature has been present in their projects since their inception and they consider that sustainability is not a trend but the only way to make architecture. They are members of the Green Building Council Chapter Mexico, to strengthen their contribution in the architectural scene designing buildings that have the highest energy performance standards. They have participated with their projects in various exhibitions in major countries like Mexico, United States, France, Singapore, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, China, Australia, Greece and Spain, as well as in interviews and in various national and international magazines. They have received numerous awards and distinctions both in Mexico and abroad.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.