TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

  • 14 Oct 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
© Marcos García

Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos
Location: , Jalisco, México
Architects: Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Marcos García, Mito Covarrubias

Project Area: 320 sqm
Collaborators: Pablo Alexanderson, Rossana Valdivia, Jorge Verdín, Carlos Miramontes, Alma Osnaya, Jenny Camarena, Roberto Contreras, Jenny Mora, Paola Hernández

This unique vacation house is located near Tapalpa in a secluded forested area. The house adapts to its surrounding through two volumes that define the usage areas. The first volume is where all daytime activities happen: the entrance, dining room, kitchen, living room, and terrace. This volume is elevated, generating a dialog with the surrounding forest.

© Marcos García

The second volume contains the private areas. The bedrooms are connected by a hallway with a horizontal window that frames the forest outside. The area that connects both volumes is articulated through an entrance hall built with walls of flagstone and wood. These regional materials generate a feeling of absolute respect for the surrounding environment.

© Marcos García

The goal of this project was to redefine the concept of the typical country house so common in this region. This request by the client, a young family in search of a holiday retreat outside the city, was fundamental for the outcome of this work.

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Cite: "TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos" 14 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=277950>

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