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Casa Díaz / PRODUCTORA

  • Architects: PRODUCTORA
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Architects: PRODUCTORA - Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators: Felix Guillen, Diego Escamilla, Oscar Trejo, Iván Villegas
  • Construction: Diseño e Ingenierías EMET (Leonardo León)
  • Client: Díaz Family
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo

From the architect. This property adjoins a large lake in a small town situated a few hours from Mexico City. To take full advantage of the relationship with the surroundings, a system of elongated rectangular volumes was used, with one side of each completely open toward the lake. The sloping plot and the amount of surface to be realized led to the creation of three volumen stacked in a zigzag pattern, generating spacious open terraces and irregular, sheltered patios between them.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

From the street, the residence looks like a traditional construction; the use of roof tiles, wood, natural stone, and the plastered facade with small openings, grants it the regional character that is required by urban planning requirements. From the lake, the house is perceived as composition of rectangular elements with large glass surfaces; a series of typical modernist volumes, stacked in a dynamic configuration.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
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