Entrepinos: Houses in Harmony with the Topography
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Entrepinos: Houses in Harmony with the Topography

Posted on August 22, 2018 by martabuges

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In a vast forested area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, five weekend houses are dispersed on the ground adapting in harmony to the site’s topography, surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind.

Each house consists of six volumes positioned in such a way that they generate a void: an interior “patio” that grants views, silence and intimacy. To the north, the volumes are solid and closed. To the south, they open up bringing natural light, drawing in forest views and enjoying a private garden.

On the ground floor, living room, dining room, the kitchen and one of the bedrooms expand their limits to the exterior to join terraces, patios and the garden. Upstairs, three bedrooms frame the views to the magnificent pines.

The materials are from the region: brick, wood and soil. By reusing the soil culled from the site to cover the walls, the five buildings have a warm, natural and terracotta colour finished.

The architecture is intimately tied to the place through the choice of materials. Thereby, these monolithic dwellings emerge from the place and embody nature and the built environment.

 

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Architects: Taller Héctor Barroso

Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Area: 1,700 m2

Year:  2017

Photography: Rory Gardiner
Team:

Design: Héctor Barroso Riba, Vianney Watine, Thalia Bolio, Diego Ramírez

Structural project: Ricardo Camacho

Engineering project: Tomás Rodríguez

Landscape: Entorno, Taller de Paisaje

Entrepinos: Houses in Harmony with the Topography

In a vast forested area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, five weekend houses are dispersed on the ground adapting in harmony to the site’s topography, surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind.

Each house consists of six volumes positioned in such a way that they generate a void: an interior “patio” that grants views, silence and intimacy. To the north, the volumes are solid and closed. To the south, they open up bringing natural light, drawing in forest views and enjoying a private garden.

On the ground floor, living room, dining room, the kitchen and one of the bedrooms expand their limits to the exterior to join terraces, patios and the garden. Upstairs, three bedrooms frame the views to the magnificent pines.

The materials are from the region: brick, wood and soil. By reusing the soil culled from the site to cover the walls, the five buildings have a warm, natural and terracotta colour finished.

The architecture is intimately tied to the place through the choice of materials. Thereby, these monolithic dwellings emerge from the place and embody nature and the built environment.

 

Architects: Taller Héctor Barroso

Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Area: 1,700 m2

Year:  2017

Photography: Rory Gardiner

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