The architectural practice Zeller & Moye was founded by Christoph Zeller and Ingrid Moye. The studio embodies interdisciplinary and global approach, working on wide variety of projects ranging from furniture design to large architectural projects. The practice has its headquarters both in Mexico City and Berlin.
Casa Verne is located in Colonia Polanco, Ciudad de México. The team of Zeller & Moye transformed a townhouse from the 1930s to a modern, contemporary family dwelling. The house in question features three vertically organized levels, which are specifically designed to suit particular need. The art deco lower floors are connected to the exceptional garden level by a newly built spiral stairs.
Moving from the very bottom to the top, the first level is dedicated to functional spaces followed by areas for family living on the second floor. The third level, which is connected to the beautiful outdoor garden, is dedicated to privacy and retreat. The overhanging eaves provide an asylum from unbearable sun. The designers added full height sliding doors providing a panorama of the extraordinary green oasis in the middle of the busy city. As for the materials used during the renovation process, white marble concrete was applied in order to create a modern feeling and cut marble pebbles were implemented to reference Mexico City's lost river beds and lakes.
The interior of the house is kept minimalistic in order to concentrate on the most important features and not to suppress the beauty of the green patio. Casa Verne is the perfect example of a present-day retreat, which fulfills the needs and expectations of a family, living in a metropolitan area.