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House Maza / CHK arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 1 March, 2014
House Maza / CHK arquitectura
House Maza / CHK arquitectura, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Eduardo Hernández Ch.
  • Area

    489.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Design Team

    Adrián Peña R., Iván Caballero H., Cristian Olguín M.
  • Structural Engineer

    Arturo Hernández Toriz
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Des. Integral, Ramón W. Salazar Urbina
  • Interior Design

    Eduardo Hernández Ch, Gloria Cortina
  • Landscape Architecture

    Kees Van Rooij
  • Builder

    Pedro Olvera
  • Año Construcción

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© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

Text description provided by the architects. The Maza house is a holiday home located in the natural setting surrounding the Lake of Valle de Bravo. It Is placed in an irregular difficult and steep slope area. The house is surrounded by a rill of clear water on one side, the vegetation of other buildings on the other side and lush forest in the rest of the edges.

Site Plan
Site Plan

Ground Floor Second Floor Elevation Detail + 48

The only access is located in a corner of the place which is the lowest point of the piece of land; the arrival is through a narrow bridge over the creek. In spite of the land has beautiful near views of the rill, it is necessary to rise to get to see the lake through the next forest.

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

These characteristics of the place condition the location of the different uses according to its importance. The service areas and parking are located in the basement. The more public areas are on the first level with the best horizontal visual. The most private areas are grouped to the east side of the house and, like the house rised up the neck, it grow up looking for the best views.


The interior is built as the sum of different spaces, each one is designed as a scene. In the passage from one to another the change of materials, varying light levels, the routes and the apparition of exterior views are the resources that modulate and enrich the experience of walking the house.

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

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Has been sought an appropriate relationship between building and nature. Without denying the condition of the home built by man, vegetation is integrated and mixes with it, inside and on the edges of the building, which are blurred between the trees and undergrowth of the place.

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

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Cite: "House Maza / CHK arquitectura" 01 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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