The 2-storey Casa Tres Árboles is designed to have fun gentle and shadow contrasts, pure supplies and calming color tones.
„The objective of this challenge was to create an area in pure and heat tones, to convey a way of refuge and retreat, of monastic sanctuary,“ stated designer Mariana Morales, founding father of Direccion.
Casa Tres Árboles was first constructed 25 years in the past within the well-liked lakeside location, which is positioned two hours drive west of Mexico Metropolis, however the authentic design had turn into outdated.
„The shopper’s directive was to offer the home a refreshed type, with up to date finishes to accommodate extra frequent visits, whereas sustaining the weekend getaway really feel of the place,“ stated Morales.
The renovation centred round opening up the inside, making a extra pure circulate of sunshine and motion by way of the completely different dwelling areas.
This was achieved by not solely eradicating partitions, but additionally by adjusting the split-level ground in order that the social areas really feel extra linked.
Key to the design was the doorway sequence. From the road, a staircase descends, main round a tree and right into a small sunken courtyard.
Direccion’s design enhances the sense of drama to this arrival. A former toilet was eliminated to create space for a planter stuffed with leafy shrubs and ferns.
From right here, a pivoting door leads by way of to a double-height entrance corridor topped by a glass dome and incorporates a high-contrast floor-combing wooden and black microcement.
The area is framed by a brand new wall that hides away the beforehand open stairwell. An arched doorway leads by way of to a bed room, whereas an aged wood desk presents a show of sculptural vases.
„This decidedly sculptured corridor is the prime area to pause and turn into surrounded by the fabric serenity of the home,“ stated Morales.
The kitchen, eating room and lounge area are all positioned past the corridor, one step down, and now join with a sundeck due to sliding glass doorways.
This open-plan format was made attainable by the addition of two structural columns, which take the place of load-bearing partitions that beforehand divided the area.
Casa Tres Árboles incorporates three en-suite bedrooms on the higher degree, together with a small cosy.
Each these rooms and people on the bottom ground are painted in darkish shades that supply a pure counterpoint to the nice and cozy tones of the uncovered wood ceiling beams.
A soft-red couch positioned in the primary dwelling area is one in every of few splashes of color.
„The color palette integrates the circulate of the weather and, with each piece and materials rigorously curated, creates an area for repose, meditation and steadiness,“ added Morales.
Valle de Bravo is dwelling to a few of Mexico’s greatest examples of housing design.
The pictures is by Fabian Martinez.