Robin Boyd - Architecture Open House
The Mexican Contemporary House by Andres Casillas de Alba
The designer is a protege of Luis Barragan. Applying the principles of modernism coupled with abstract form he manages to express large creative spaces of light via glass walls, skylights and openings. The ideology of applying only raw materials is carefully detailed and express. Furthermore the concrete brutalism is stark and is somehow made comfortable. Throughout the house, the feeling of compression and amplification is notable due to the constant changing ceiling heights throughout. The house still begs the question of whether it is true to its surroundings. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful piece of architecture rarely ever seen in Melbourne.