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  7. El Mirador House / CC Arquitectos

El Mirador House / CC Arquitectos

El Mirador House / CC Arquitectos
El Mirador House / CC Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 27

  • Architects in Charge

    Manuel Cervantes Céspedes, José Luis Heredia Álvarez
  • Location

    Mexico
  • Design Team

    Israel Caballero Campos, Deyanira Yarza Barrón, María Luisa Leal Rosales
  • Project Area

    459.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Text description provided by the architects. El Mirador serves its purpose as it is located on an edge of the site, where the emblematic lake of the area can be seen from above. It was designed based on respecting the forest where it is located, anchored to its topography and reducing its constructive impact. The materials used are from the region, and railroad ties from old train tracks where recycled for the exterior cladding.

Planta Baja
Planta Baja

Sección 2 Site Plan Elevation Elevation + 27

The structure is a combined system of steel and wood, and retaining walls are made of local stone. Many of the interior walls are clad in white oak that adds a touch of warmth to the spaces while remaining contemporary.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

The program consists of a large family room that connects to the outside expanding the social area to the front terrace. It has a bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen has a large bar made of slate stone that serves a dining area. The relaxed program and its arrangement in the space reinforce the character of relaxation and intense social life for which it was designed. The main entrance has a large reflecting pool that ends in a trough for horses, while a low wood wall hides the parking area.

Sección 1
Sección 1
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

El Mirador is half buried on one side in order to protect the living spaces from the cold climate of the valley. The design of the pavilion is articulated around vegetation, views and rustic finishes.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

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Cite: "El Mirador House / CC Arquitectos" [Casa el Mirador / CC Arquitectos] 29 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Cruz, Daniela) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/582362/el-mirador-house-cc-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884