Tlalpuente house: volumes and voids in the Mexican forest

Located in the forest of Tlalpuente, in México, the project by Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados-PPAA connects architecture and nature: a volume based on a grid with voids open to the wood.

Located in the middle of the forested area of Tlalpuente, in the South of Ciudad de México, the residential house by Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados-PPAA is an encounter between architecture and nature. The building is isolated in the wood, with no neighbors in the proximities, connected and open to the surrounding landscape.

The architecture is built on an open plan over a basement on natural terrain, from which the entrance can be reached through a double concrete stair. The plan is built on a grid, a square whose axes and diagonals become the guidelines to arrange spaces, that are developed around a central double-height room. The concrete volume is a composition of solids and voids that create terraces over the wood and large skylights. The exterior is a dark surface interrupted by openings and wooden frames of doors and windows.

Tlalpuente house
Tlalpuente, México
Residential house
Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Blas Treviño, Claudia Cortés, Enrique Villegas, Lucía Bosch
350 sqm

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