The search to connect with nature has been of great value to architecture, not only in terms of respecting and enhancing the natural conditions of a place, but also in creating a holistic relationship between the user and the space.
For the March Project of the Month, we recognize a residential project located in a unique landscape: the Tepozteco area in Mexico. In this project, the architecture connects with nature through a building that blends with the surroundings, while at the same time engaging with the setting in a unique way.
Selected because of its intelligent integration with its context, the project strengthens its connection with the surrounding environment through the use of transformable architectural elements, local materials, and autonomous water systems. This house, by the young Mexican office EDAA, emphasizes the importance of honoring and contemplating nature through its spatial interpretation and outstanding construction.
1. Unique Location
Casa Meztitla is located in one of the tropical regions of México, at the foot of the Tepozteco hill on a site which, due to its geography, has been divided into three terraces and two slopes with the aim of taking advantage of the views and not damaging the existing natural space.
2. Integration with Nature
The division between the built and the natural is almost invisible. The elements are introduced at strategic points, such as folding doors in the living area and an outdoor pool, increasing the interaction with the landscape.
3. Use of Natural Resources
Aiming to take advantage of the building's closeness to nature, two strategies have been implemented in terms of aesthetics and function: the use of regional materials in the structure of the house and the use of autonomous water systems for water management.
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