- Construction:Octavio Pérez
- Landscape:Guillermo Lizardi
- Structural Engineering:Iñaki Barinagarrementería
- Passive Systems:Sergio Rodríguez
- Author Architect:Ana González, Juan Alfonso Garduño
- City:Santiago de Querétaro
Text description provided by the architects. Located on the edge of a ravine, the house isolates itself from the neighbors and opens to the landscape of the glen. While its thermal and acoustic qualities contribute to its habitability, it is its density and texture that build the tour experience that connects the threshold with the landscape.
The plot with its trapezoidal proportion, narrow at the front and wide at the back complicated the access, which is resolved laterally, however the final setup allows the link between all common spaces and bedrooms to the natural protected area.
Handmade blocks made on site are the central material exploration of the house. These blocks are carried to the limit to configure different lighting atmospheres, tactile signals and acoustic ceilings, given the ease of its handling.
The project is designed not to require active cooling and heating systems by using 30 centimeter-wide walls, double-glazed windows and crossed ventilation.
The garage, the kitchen and the public areas are located on the ground floor. The private and service areas are found on the second story, while the guest room is left on the basement.