Cumbres House / Taller Hector Barroso

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  • Architects: Taller Hector Barroso
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  635
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
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Cumbres House is located inside a residential area in Santa Fe, west of Mexico City. 

Section A

The project is developed around a central patio which provides different views, natural lighting and cross-ventilation to the interior spaces. This void acts as the medullar element on the design process. It is the in situ result of the restricted views, the lack of visual elements in the surroundings and the land’s unfavorable location.

© Yoshihiro Koitani

The different areas of the architectural program are built around this contemplative patio. The living-dining space is set by a visual and functional continuity between interior and exterior creating the effect of the garden blending with the living and dining room, continuing to extend to the interior patio.  When both fronts are completely open, natural light effects, extended views and ventilation are emphasize.

© Yoshihiro Koitani

From the entrance façade, the house materiality is accentuated by a tripartite composition, recreated in a contemporary form. First, a rough and moist basing is materialized in pine wood, resembling a light plinth supporting the weight above. A raw volume on top, made of natural stone reinforces the monolithic and mineral aspect of the house. 

© Yoshihiro Koitani

At the end, on the third level, the roof is used as the fifth corbusian façade, where the movement of lines and lightness opposes to the inferior volume. On this last level, the only cover is a floating slab with steel beams shielding a living room with a 360 degrees view over the surrounding mounts. Again, continuity between interior and exterior is made through sliding crystal panels which grant an effect of lightness to the structure. 

© Yoshihiro Koitani

Founded in 2010, Taller Hector Barroso is focused on architectural projects at different scales. In each project, an artistic and scientific investigation methodology is used in order to accomplish specific solutions. Being curious about the critic on architecture and exchanging ideas, we give great importance to the collaboration with engineers, designers, landscaping designers, lighting designers and other disciplines, along with the clients, looking for a positive enrichment in each project. We believe that trough design and ethics the people’s quality of life can be improve. 

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Cite: "Cumbres House / Taller Hector Barroso" [Casa Cumbres / Taller Hector Barroso] 29 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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