Mexican architect René Pérez Gómez has accomplished Casa Amapa, a pared-back concrete home nestled within the Primavera forest close to Guadalajara in Mexico.
The house has been designed to be a spot for reflection and reference to nature, organized round a sequence of current bushes to have as little impression on the woodland as doable.
Constructed right into a hillside, the home steps downwards to create two ranges: a decrease one housing the dwelling areas and an open higher stage of roof terraces, viewing platforms and a small backyard.
Oriented to look down the slope, these terraces are shielded from the forest behind by excessive concrete partitions.
Entry is by way of a doorway that sits behind a perforated brick display.
“The platforms of the home are websites of coexistence, reflection and connection,” stated Pérez Gómez.
“Under them, the sanctuary is hidden, with an intimacy that’s a part of the forest as effectively.”
Knowledgeable by “stereotomic” structure – that means areas fashioned by reducing and subtracting reasonably than including – the board-marked concrete partitions of the house are handled as a discovered object
Guadalajara-based Pérez Gómez stated the impact is meant to make it look as if the partitions “emerged from the Earth”.
Open staircases join these terraces to the dwelling stage, with a bigger wing to the east housing a dwelling, kitchen and eating space and en-suite essential bed room.
A smaller wing to the west comprises two smaller en-suite bedrooms.
Area for parking has been tucked away behind the concrete partitions, and a easy driveway incorporating a cluster of current bushes leads out into the forest.
Treating the concrete type as a carved-out, cave-like area, the dwelling areas are divided internally by brickwork partitions.
The hall main all the way down to the bed room wing frames these two supplies reverse each other, illuminated by a skinny skylight that runs alongside its whole size.
Full-height home windows set deep into the concrete types of the house with skinny steel balustrades body massive, uninterrupted views out to the forest.
“Every of the areas of the home enjoys a frank and completely different view of the forest, sustaining this reference to the forest always,” added Pérez Gómez.
Different concrete homes in Mexico embrace Em-Estudio’s design for a vacation residence in Oaxaca, which additionally steps down a forested hillside, and Zeller & Moye’s low-cost modular housing idea, constructed utilizing concrete frames designed to be simply expandable.
The pictures is by César Béjar.