Project ArchitectsGerardo Carrera Escobar y Eduardo Arellano Garcia
Text description provided by the architects. The project of this weekend house in the countryside is divided into two parts: an open, welcoming glass volume open to views and public functions of the house, and an enclosed stone volume that protects the bedrooms (the intimate area), the permeability of the volumes is designed according to the level of privacy of the enclosures.
The space contained in the public area loses its materiality to the outside of the property generating a constant dialogue with the landscape. From within the boundaries of the space, they extend outside the house. "The house is part of the countryside and the countryside is part of the home", intensifying the spatial fluidity to the fullest. The construction is adapted to the conditions of the place, looking for the best views and orientations, it expands its limits in public spaces and ensures privacy in the private ones.
Both volumes were designed with a different structural system and different height, the intimate area has load bearing partitions, and the public area was designed with an open floor plan with ribbed slabs and slender metal posts. Over the public area, the house features an open terrace that allows panoramic views of the city and the countryside.
Taking advantage of the natural slope of the land, the house is located in the highest part, favoring spectacular views. The access to the house is determined based on platforms and stairways creating a path that connects the different exterior spaces of the house: a place for social events, an area for campfires and terraces for the public area and intimate area.
In this project we use materials in harmony with the environment looking to avoid affecting the image of the site. Natural stone, exposed and rusted concrete, wood and steel make up the materiality of the house discreetly and in balance with the environment.