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Location: Querétaro, Mexico
Footprint: 6,996 sq. ft
Photographer: Miguel González
From the Architect: „Casa Tejocote is a single-family residence situated in a semi-urban context from Querétaro, Mexico. Its supplies and easy composition represents the vernacular structure of the area, which seeks to combine with the semi-desert panorama that surrounds it.
„The volumetry was conceived from the premise of giving areas the best doable privateness. Fences can’t be constructed as a consequence of laws of the housing property, so the home’s scheme acts as a wall that surrounds and protects the residing areas. This system was divided into 4 stable volumes that delimit a big central backyard and are linked by way of a bridge of lighter character. These 4 modules have been intervened with meticulous incisions both to open refined gentle entrances, present views that body the panorama, or combine the inside with the outside areas.
„With 6,996 sq. ft of development, Casa Tejocote is distributed on two ranges that separate the social areas from the non-public areas. The bottom flooring homes a lounge, eating room, kitchen, and repair areas, whereas on the highest flooring there are three bedrooms and a household room.
„All inside areas have a semi-open character, having the potential of opening onto an inside patio or backyard, beneath the identical concept of inhabiting the home inward with some privateness with out shedding contact with the outside. The central backyard performs a basic function within the habitability of the home for the reason that modules search to open up towards it, permitting the household to hold out actions in coexistence with nature. The wild and endemic vegetation of the area surrounds the home and integrates the structure with the encompassing panorama.
„The heat and ease in each the inside and exterior areas are a relentless within the ambiance of the home. The pigmented concrete in its tepetate coloration shades provides a extra welcoming character to the areas it surrounds, matching pure gentle and the panorama. The usage of discreet supplies trigger gentle and house to be the protagonists of the home. Nevertheless, elementary particulars corresponding to stable wooden in furnishings and ironwork in addition to brick flooring, and mosaics, complement the feeling of serenity that the areas transmit.“