Architecture in Mexico: Emblematic Houses of Valle de Bravo

Architecture in Mexico: Emblematic Houses of Valle de Bravo

Terreno House / Fernanda Canales. Image © Jaime Navarrom House / saavedra arquitectos. Image © Ricardo De La ConchaEntrepinos / Taller Hector Barroso. Image © Rory GardinerCRA House / Estudio MMX. Image © Rafael Gamo+ 31

Mexico's Valle de Bravo region, to the southeast of Mexico City, is characterized by the Presa Miguel Alemán lake, created in 1947 as a reservoir for Mexico City and Toluca's water supply. Thanks to its proximity to the capital, Valle de Bravo is a popular weekend destination for residents of surrounding cities. This in turn has sparked the interest of various architects, who have aimed to create projects that enhance visitors' experience such as offering an optimal view of the lake, or an immersive experience in the surrounding forest. 

Several architects and firms such as Alberto Kalach, Fernanda Canales, Dellekamp Arquitectos, Estudio MMX, and PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados, to name a few, have taken up the task of exploring the area's landscape in an effort to better understand the context of the architecture that calls the valley home. In this article, we present a compilation of some of Valle de Bravo's most iconic houses that have made their mark on Mexican architecture.

Barranca Valle Houses / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach + Iván Ramírez

Barranca Valle Houses / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach + Iván Ramírez. Image © Jaime Navarro
Barranca Valle Houses / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach + Iván Ramírez. Image © Jaime Navarro

Terreno House / Fernanda Canales

Terreno House / Fernanda Canales. Image © Jaime Navarro
Terreno House / Fernanda Canales. Image © Jaime Navarro

CRA House / Estudio MMX

CRA House / Estudio MMX. Image © Rafael Gamo
CRA House / Estudio MMX. Image © Rafael Gamo

L House / Dellekamp Arquitectos

L House / Dellekamp Arquitectos. Image © Sandra Pereznieto
L House / Dellekamp Arquitectos. Image © Sandra Pereznieto

House CMV / Estudio MMX

CMV House / Estudio MMX. Image © Rafael Gamo
CMV House / Estudio MMX. Image © Rafael Gamo

Las Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Las Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados. Image © Rafael Gamo
Las Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados. Image © Rafael Gamo

San Simón Cabins / Fernando Weber

San Simón Cabins / Weber Arquitectos. Image © Sergio López
San Simón Cabins / Weber Arquitectos. Image © Sergio López

Di Dox House / Magaldi Studio

Di Dox House / Magaldi Studio. Image © Edmund Sumner
Di Dox House / Magaldi Studio. Image © Edmund Sumner

Entrepinos / Taller Hector Barroso

Entrepinos / Taller Hector Barroso. Image © Rory Gardiner
Entrepinos / Taller Hector Barroso. Image © Rory Gardiner

Casa Moreno / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica

Casa Moreno / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica. Image © Onnis Luque
Casa Moreno / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica. Image © Onnis Luque

L7 House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)

L7 House/ Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño). Image © Onnis Luque
L7 House/ Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño). Image © Onnis Luque

House in the Woods / Parque Humano

House in the Woods / Parque Humano. Image © Paul Rivera
House in the Woods / Parque Humano. Image © Paul Rivera

Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso

Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso. Image © Rafael Gamo
Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso. Image © Rafael Gamo

Valle House / Luciano Gerbilsky Arquitectos

Valle House / Luciano Gerbilsky Arquitectos. Image © José Margaleff
Valle House / Luciano Gerbilsky Arquitectos. Image © José Margaleff

House in Avándaro / Taller Héctor Barroso

House in Avándaro / Taller Héctor Barroso. Image © César Béjar
House in Avándaro / Taller Héctor Barroso. Image © César Béjar

SP Residence / Fernando Weber

SP House / Weber Arquitectos. Image © Alfonso de Béjar
SP House / Weber Arquitectos. Image © Alfonso de Béjar

Five Houses / Weber Arquitectos

5 Houses / Fernando Weber. Image © Rafael Gamo
5 Houses / Fernando Weber. Image © Rafael Gamo

M House / saavedra arquitectos

m House / saavedra arquitectos. Image © Ricardo De La Concha
m House / saavedra arquitectos. Image © Ricardo De La Concha

Casa A / Método

A House / Método. Image © Tatiana Mestre
A House / Método. Image © Tatiana Mestre

Casa de la Roca / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

De la Roca House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Sandra Pereznieto
De la Roca House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Sandra Pereznieto

Chipicas Town Houses / Alejandro Sánchez García Arquitectos

Chipicas House / Alejandro Sánchez García - Taller 6A. Image © Jaime Navarro
Chipicas House / Alejandro Sánchez García - Taller 6A. Image © Jaime Navarro

Lake View House / grupoarquitectura

Lakeview House / grupoarquitectura. Image © Agustín Garza
Lakeview House / grupoarquitectura. Image © Agustín Garza

La Peña Extension / MÉTODO

La Peña / MÉTODO. Image © Tatiana Mestre
La Peña / MÉTODO. Image © Tatiana Mestre

Casa La Roca / Parque Humano

La Roca House / Parque Humano. Image © Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
La Roca House / Parque Humano. Image © Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

House of Stairs (Casas Mestre) / Dellekamp Arquitectos

Mestre Houses / Dellekamp Arquitectos. Image © Sandra Pereznieto
Mestre Houses / Dellekamp Arquitectos. Image © Sandra Pereznieto

LS House / RED Group

LS House / RED Group. Image © Hector Velasco Facio
LS House / RED Group. Image © Hector Velasco Facio

Maza House / CHK arquitectura

Maza House / CHK arquitectura. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani
Maza House / CHK arquitectura. Image © Yoshihiro Koitani

L Residence / LANZA Atelier

L House / LANZA Atelier. Image © Onnis Luque
L House / LANZA Atelier. Image © Onnis Luque

On a biweekly basis, ArchDaily explores a new territory with our series Architecture from Mexico in an effort to take a look outside of the big cities and to highlight the work taking place in different areas of the country.

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Cite: Arellano, Mónica. "Architecture in Mexico: Emblematic Houses of Valle de Bravo" [Arquitectura en México: casas para entender el territorio de Valle de Bravo] 03 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Johnson, Maggie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/952372/architecture-in-mexico-emblematic-houses-of-valle-de-bravo> ISSN 0719-8884

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