TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos - Facade, Beam, Deck, CourtyardTOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos - GardenTOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos - BeamTOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos - Image 5 of 33TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos - More Images+ 28

Tapalpa, Mexico

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos - Table, Chair, Beam, Deck
© 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.

TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos - Concrete
© 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 . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Marcos García

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