Mexico. Five weekend houses that emerge from the soil

Taller Hector Barroso designed a residential complex in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, which uses only local materials: brick, wood, and earth.

Taller Hector Barroso, Entrepinos, Valle de Bravo, Messico, 2017

In a vast forest area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, five weekend houses by Taller Hector Barroso are dispersed along the ground, adapting to the site’s topography. Each house consists of six volumes that generate a void, a central patio, granting views, silence and intimacy. They open up to the south, towards the garden and forest views, benefiting the most from natural light.

On the lower floor: living, dining, the kitchen and one of the bedrooms expand their limits to the exteriors to join terraces, patios and the garden. On top, three bedrooms frame the views to the magnificent pines. The materials are from the region: brick, wood and earth. The earth, taken and reused from the excavations to bury the foundations is the main material. All the walls are covered with it. Thereby, architecture emerges from the place.

Fig.25 Taller Hector Barroso, Entrepinos, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, 2017
Taller Hector Barroso, Entrepinos, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, 2017
Project:
Entrepinos
Program:
vacation houses
Location:
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Architect:
Taller Hector Barroso – Hector Barroso Riba
Design team:
Vianney Watine, Thalia Bolio, Diego Ramirez
Structural engineering:
Ricardo Camacho
Engineering consultant:
Tomas Rodriguez
Landscape:
Taller de paisaje Entorno
Area:
3,400 sqm
Completion:
2017

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