House in the Woods / WEYES Estudio

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  • Architects: WEYES Estudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1776 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:The Raws
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AutoDesk, Cuprum, Producto Artesanal
  • Lead Architects: Chente Tapia, Moises Morales, Mariana Montoya
  • Design Team: Adela Mortera, Axel Ochoa, Vania Ibarr
  • Landscaping / Collaborator: Global Sustainable Solutions. José Borrani
  • Engineering: CM Ingenierias y Estructuras. Roman Cuellar
  • Builder: Sagal Grupo Constructor. SA de CV.
  • City: Santiago
  • Country: Mexico
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Text description provided by the architects. Single Family home consisting of 4 small pavilions, linked by exterior walkways, respectfully blended with the forest, covered by the treetops and floated off the ground.

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Four small pavilions were guided by the trees and the topography to remain very silent, respectful of the environment. Wrapped in forest; covered by the treetops and floated off the ground. There are connections between them by light walkways, which improve the interior-exterior experience. The architecture and its users live in symbiosis with the forest; they become part of and supplement the natural micro-ecosystem.

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You see a simple construction, without technical complications, with a lot of detail in the placement of its materials. There is a wide variety of apparent materials that will age with dignity over time and will blend with the surroundings.

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General plan
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We translated the love for nature and the original lifestyle of users into a "minimal footprint"; not to destroy natural contexts but to build in conjunction with them.

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Section A-A'
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Minimum Footprint.
For energy, rather than producing, consume the minimum. For water consumption, use gravity and reduce usage. For rain, allow infiltration into subsoil and natural water streams avoiding erosion. For flora and fauna, integrate ourselves into their cycles. For substrate, regenerate what has been damaged by the human footprint. For the economic factor, solve from the most logical local resources. For lighting, take advantage of daylight and reduce night lighting consumption. For temperature control, traditional passive systems. For technology, focus communications and simplify everyday tasks. For useful life, recognize our environment. 

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Cite: "House in the Woods / WEYES Estudio" [Casa en el bosque / WEYES Estudio] 05 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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