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An adaptable, integrated, vernacular and low maintenance was requested by the client for her summer house in the Chapala Lake in Jalisco. Combined with a simple housing program the geometry responds to the way it is constructed. The cubes of the house represent the single parts of the family, which exist as individuals but also as a complete. The configurations of the cubes give possibility for individual space, by partly touching each other, partly overlapping and diving into each other. They create private, semi-public and public spaces in a complex way through a simple act. A house that can serve for all possible constellations that can come up in a family life. The materials of the cubes are considered as a contrast of transparent and opaque, refl ective (the inner space and the surrounding) and shining through. The openings orchestrate with the surroundings exposing permeability towards the views and protecting against cold northern winds. All of that shall give the complex of the building an appearance of simplicity and in the same way a very high complexity inside and in its relation to the ambient. View more View full description
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