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Bosque Altozano Club House / Parque Humano

  • 01:00 - 10 June, 2010
Bosque Altozano Club House / Parque Humano
Bosque Altozano Club House / Parque Humano

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Monarca, Morelia, MICH, Mexico
  • Architects

    Parque Humano
  • Project Team

    Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamin Gonzalez Henze with Said Arias, Omar Martinez
  • Interior Design

    Parque Humano
  • Structure

    Ing. Ricardo Camacho
  • Landscape Design

    Parque Humano
  • Lighting Design

    Parque Humano, Arten Luz, Javier Ten
  • Client

    Bosque Altozano, CP Francisco Medina, Ing. Jorge Casar, Lic. Jose Carredano
  • Electrical

    Islas Ingeniería
  • General Contractor

    Bosque Altozano
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. The house occupies a natural ledge on a hillside looking towards the panoramic valley of Montaña Monarca, in Morelia, Mexico. The building has been conceived as a homogenous stone mass, hollowing out a huge opening that slopes from ceiling to floor, framing the hillside panorama. A sloped celosia grid meant to evoke renaissance perspective drawings was placed in the middle of the core in order to distort and emphasize the view.

The amber light filtering through the artisanal stained glass placed on the celosia window blends with the colored space, generating a chromatic continuity that during the course of the day moves imperceptibly through an endless scale of oranges, red and yellows. Light also enters through two wooden skylights located in the middle of the room, helping to balance the colored light that comes from the window.

A few rich, tactile materials were used in combination with the light to create a strong ambiance.

The program inside the house consists of a dining space, an open terrace, and a lounge area.

Apart from the timber on the roof, the house consists of a steel frame covered by local stone.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bosque Altozano Club House / Parque Humano" 10 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/63376/bosque-altozano-club-house-parque-humano/>
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ACINTAarq · August 19, 2011

Bosque Altozano Club House / Parque Humano http://t.co/YRGPqCd vía @archdaily

Arcitectural Photographer · June 15, 2011

Nice location and good architectural work, thanks for sharing.

joel mexico · June 18, 2010

If all of you are ofended...

could the admins please retire my comments posted on this thread?

thank you

joel mexico · June 18, 2010

Why should anyone be ofended by my comment?
Is there a problem when I see a project and it reminds me of anything?

Have anyone take the bother to look at some of joseph beuys oeuvres? do they remind them anyone to some of the works by H&dM? What is the problem when you see a work and it reminds me of something else? To me, architecture can be self-referenced or referenced to something outside of its realm... haven't you seen that some of the great works of Jean Nouvel have reminiscences of Mies' modernism? or even Koohaals, in many projects there are present strong reminiscences of mies' modernism... and what is the problem?

Isn't obvious that it reminds me of them because of the treatment in the skin, so what? what is the problem? I didn't mean any copy or anything, nor lack of originality... all the way around. Koolhaas has many times declared: "Of course I don't just admire Mies... I love Mies!" and many of his buildings are inspired by this love... so what? If I'm the only one here to punctuate over this, so what?

"joel mexico is retarded"... how mature are we, don't we...

rdeam · June 11, 2010

joel mexico is retarded

chavacano · June 11, 2010

I don´t know why but this reminds me a church

RObesfran · June 11, 2010

MUSEUM HOUSE RIGHT ?

chw1982 · June 11, 2010

Reading: "Bosque Altozano Club House / Parque Humano | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/gg5c4n )

Brian Baltin · June 10, 2010

Yet another EXQUISITE Mexican dream home!!! Bosque Altozano Club House / Parque Humano http://archdai.ly/aJVu9G #architecture

Tae Sandoval Murgan · June 10, 2010

@phoeNYkx this is a structure which rules: http://bit.ly/cTmXDj But in a country without earthquakes :(

Roman Rangel Ordoñez · June 10, 2010

Parque Humano en Morelia, un proyecto interesante. http://bit.ly/arsW5Z

gclub · June 10, 2010

I thing information about gclub is good and this is a new for me, thank for good content.

a · June 10, 2010

Two Herzog & de Meuron moments in this project:

http://www.archidose.org/Blog/...
http://en.nai.nl/mmbase/images...

joel mexico · June 10, 2010

Well, I guess I'm not the only one who admires Herzog & de Meuron...

Dedo Felix · June 10, 2010 09:55 PM

i hope you don't say that simply because of the skin treatment...that same system is actually used as a retaining wall system throughout europe's highways.

n · June 10, 2010 07:15 PM

did they invent the gabion? no one is allowed to use it?

n · June 10, 2010 07:13 PM

well... did they invent the gabion?
y so negative? what do we seek as architects?

alejandro · June 10, 2010

nice... but it´s not a house, the text is terrible

chavacano · June 11, 2010 12:29 PM

is a club house

Joseph Kim · June 10, 2010

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Architecture News · June 10, 2010

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Candy D. · June 10, 2010

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Architecture+Molding · June 10, 2010

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arhitectura · June 10, 2010

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