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  7. Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)

Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)

  • 01:00 - 31 May, 2008
Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)
Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)

Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño) Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño) Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño) Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño) +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architects

    Augusto Fernandez Mas (K+A Diseño)
  • Collaborators

    Edurne Turcott Unzueta, David Alba
  • Structural Engineer

    Enrique Garcia
  • Landscape

    Mario de la Garza & Daniel Aguilar
  • Woodwork

    Fernando Acevedo
  • Area

    490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

From the architect. This single-family residence is located on a steeped lot in front of federal government lands and aside a river; it entailed a series of building and environmental restrictions. The sloped terrain made retaining walls necessary, as well as a drainage system to channel large amounts of rainwater.

The house is configured by orthogonal shapes and materials such as wood, stone and metal without artificial claddings. It stands with no protagonism against the rich and abundant surroundings.

A series of spatial and comfort requirements led to juxtaposed concepts. The family wished for large open areas that could somehow, blend with the nature around, bluring the lines between "inside" and "outside". Another request was an isolated studio with room for thousands of books, compact discs and LP's, which must maintain related with the exterior.

Double heights appear in the living room and the library. Materials remain simple with soft textures: calcareous stones, open pore marbles, tropical woods, steel, glass and concrete.

The main intention was for each interior space to face the river or the old amate tree, which is located towards east and has a 30 meter extended foliage that appears to envelop the house.

The small pool of stone and its red cedar surrounding pavement stands as the most intimate space concealed between the house and one of the perimeter retaining walls.

The landscape was discreetly modified with punctual actions by Mario de la Garza and Daniel Aguilar.

The vegetation includes different fruit species and centenary trees which influenced several decisions regarding the main volume design and its location.

Cite: "Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)" 31 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/1635/aquino-house-augusto-fernandez-mas-ka-diseno/>
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Andrius · February 12, 2010

Where can I get site plan of this awesome house?

The Ess · September 30, 2009

Oh, just the best taste! would be great to have clients like the ones who own this house.

epi · June 22, 2009

the daylight situation is really great solved and makes it warm and comfortable

LargoJax · March 31, 2009

Stunning!

ying · August 28, 2008

i like the stair!!!

i love the bookshelf!!!

i LOVE this house.^^

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