Rombo III is the home of renowned Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragonés designed by the eponymous studio. The project is characterised by the completely white inside and outside of the building, the geometric shape and the sleek interior.
The house is part of four buildings, including three houses and the architectural firm Taller Aragonés. These are located in a neighbourhood in Mexico City called Bosques de las Lomas. The facade is dominated by geometric shapes and gives a monumental impression. Aragonés attaches great importance to privacy, which is why he opted for an asymmetrical layout with interconnected volumes.
The monochrome colour palette was chosen to highlight the complex design.
Rombo III has three floors connected by means of an atrium and a sculptural staircase. The geometric shapes of the facade merge with the interior. On the first floor is the main bedroom. This is accompanied by a dressing room, a bathroom and a huge terrace. The family room is also located here. It overlooks a courtyard garden with a triangular pond that is partly outside, partly inside the house. The reason for this is the blurring of the boundary between inside and outside. The second floor has the best view of the green surroundings, therefore the living room, dining room and kitchen are here. Bosques de las Lomas is characterised by the large number of trees and it is this view that Aragonés wanted to emphasise as much as possible. He uses enormous windows that can be opened almost completely. The interior is entirely white and uses materials such as white plaster, white-grey marble and cream-coloured carpet. The monochrome colour palette was chosen to emphasise the complex shapes of the design. Finally, the architect added neon lighting to the entire house so when the sun sets, Rombo III can bathe in blue, purple, red, orange or pink. For this project, Aragonés drew inspiration from the work of artists James Turrell and Dan Flavin. Images courtesy of Miguel Angel Aragonés
Photography by Joe Fletcher