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  7. Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso

Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso

  • 13:00 - 16 February, 2016
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso
Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 23

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Text description provided by the architects. Tucán House sits on top of a hill of Valle de Bravo, on a rectangular plot with a narrow front and a generous depth. The land has an upward slope of fourteen meters from the entrance to the highest point of the property.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Taking advantage of the topography, the project was developed through a sequence of stepped sections generating pavilions at various levels and maximizing views of the lake.

Section
Section

The concrete pavilions are interrupted by openings: gardens, terraces, balconies and patios; Looking to extend the interior spaces to the outside, making the division between the two almost imperceptible.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Reminiscence of the cuts to the natural terrain is marked on walls and earth slopes where the architecture is based and rooted with the site.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Concrete walls and wood slabs contain interior spaces and articulate sections of the natural terrain, always marked by a masonry wall along the house.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Concrete, stone, steel and wood, in their exposed form, are the local and main project materials. For example, concrete walls were mixed with the soil from the site providing a clear brown color to the texture.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

The house is connected to the context and becomes part of the landscape allowing the contemplation of its surroundings. Wind, natural light, nature and its sounds take command and form an integral part of the house.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

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Cite: "Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso" [Casa Tucán / Taller Héctor Barroso] 16 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782079/tucan-house-taller-hector-barroso/> ISSN 0719-8884