A warm atmosphere and earthy colours and materials make this beautiful holiday home blend into the wooded surroundings. Studio Taller Hector Barroso designed this Mexican residence as a weekend refuge for a family of six.
House in Avandaro is a serene holiday home in the beautiful Valle de Bravo in Mexico. The house is situated in a stunning setting among the trees and the architects of studio Taller Hector Barroso took full advantage of that. The architectural firm was founded in 2011 and has already realized several beautiful residential projects in Mexico. The designs are often characterized by natural materials and a natural atmosphere. This is also the case in House in Avandaro.
Studio Taller Hector Barroso designed a Mexican refuge
Architects Géctor Barroso and Paloma Sanchez have created a fine piece of architecture that blends into the surroundings. The house consists of four volumes of earth blocks made of concrete. Each volume is oriented differently according to its function and they are connected to each other by a kind of courtyard where there is also a swimming pool. ‘A succession of columns grants rhythm to the house leading to porticos that generate transitions between different scales and atmospheres,’ we hear. There are different outdoor spaces and in the intersections between the volumes a different rhythm is created by narrow wooden grids that provide privacy and an intimate atmosphere.
A balance of natural materials and colours brings the dwelling in harmony with the surroundings
The surrounding pine trees and concrete inspired the colour and material palette of the house. Both in the interior and exterior, the architects used natural and earthy shades of beige, brown and grey. In the interior, which was decorated by the Mexican studio MAD Concept, the concrete is visible, but this is softened by the use of wood and neutral colours. The balance of materials, including oak, concrete and mud stone, and the local building processes bring this beautiful residence into harmony with the context. The architecture enters into dialogue with and understands the beautiful, wooded surroundings. Photographer: César Béjar