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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Casa la Roca in valle de bravo, mexico by Parque Humano

 
February 5th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Parque Humano

For the concept of this project we have taken advantage of the triangular character of the plot, the slope of the land and the views towards the Cerro Gordo´s Natural Reserve. The building has been conceived as a homogeneous mass, hollowing out a huge opening with an inviting forced perspective effect caused by the asymmetric  walls that frames the natural panorama.  With the objective of building an interior/exterior relation, the volumetric setting of sloping walls and slabs allow the visual journey from the interior space, deeply linking the project to the existing landscape, it is the exterior landscape which organizes our interior spaces.

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

  • Architects: Parque Humano
  • Project: Casa la Roca
  • Location: Valle de bravo, Mexico
  • Type: Commission
  • Total Area: 450 m2
  • Client: Private
  • Status: Complete
  • Design Phase: 2008-2009
  • Construction Phase: 2009-2011

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

  • Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze, Omar Martinez, Juan Jose Barrios, Mercedes Escudero
  • Structure: D.E.C.S.A.
  • Electrical: Islas Ingenieria SA de CV.
  • Interior Design: Parque Humano
  • Landscape Design: Parque Humano
  • Lighting Design: Parque Humano
  • Photographs: Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto.
  • Site:. Altitude: 1,830 m above sea level. Temperate semi-humid climate. Rainfall during summer. Summer, circa 33°C. Winter, circa -2°C. Shallow soil with rocks,  rich in variety of semi-desertic plants.
  • Program: Parking, service areas, living room, terrace, pool, 3 rooms, studio.

 

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The house is developed in two volumes separated by a garden and connected by a bridge. Parking and service areas organize the access level. From here,  the stairs lead to the main access. Within the first volume, we have place on the ground level  the living and dining space and the kitchen; bedrooms were placed in the second level.  The subsequent volume hosts a working studio, facing the inner court. Each spaces has a proportion and a characteristic relation with the adjacent space, as well as a relation with the existing Landscape.

 

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

The house overlooks the environment incorporating the landscape, making an atmosphere of outdoor life, reconstructing the dynamic perception of the space with an emphasis on the emotional bonds between subject and nature. Working with nature is a way of working towards the understanding of our world.

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

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