The MA lounge is located on one side of the front garden of MA House. They share landscape, garden, and cross views. It has a very specific program, and of temporary use: it is the space of shade next to the swimming pool, the place for readings and games near the water, the space designed for the body and its cares. Continue reading Cadaval & Solà-Morales
The plot is located at the edge of the mangrove swamp of Puerto Morelos, about fifty kilometers south of Cancun, at the Riviera Maya; beyond the mangrove are the unique colors of the Caribbean Sea. The property is surrounded by lush vegetation, typical of its watery condition. Nevertheless, with the height that the project grants to the future house, the sea will be seen, thus the views will be evolving from floor to floor: from the intense green, to the clear blue of the sky and the water.
This will be the last of a series of row houses, and will have a small backyard. Access is provided from this street, and although little transited at the moment, it has public use. The architectural project wants to reinforce the neutral identity of the house towards the street, and prevent openings, while concentrating all the magic to the interior. Continue reading Cadaval & Solà-Morales
On a site in Tepoztlán, with views of two large mountain ranges (one, the more spectacular, being very close, and the other being on the other side of the valley) we were commissioned to build a house in stone. It was to be a sharp geometry which would convert the material into its pure tectonics. Openings would be made at both ends to incorporate views as well as using the buildings height to create strips from which the mountain range could be viewed in its entirety. The roof was to respond to weather conditions. These four conditions of the project, the geometry of the stone, end windows, strips and roof, informed the design of the interior spaces strongly delimited by thick stone walls which open out into gardens and patios to incorporate them. Continue reading Cadaval & Solà-Morales
The project seeks to retain the existing façade as much as possible as well as enhancing the value of its inherent construction properties. The proposal intends to uphold the proposed conservation plan, respecting its commitment to preserving international standards, not just for the façade but for virtually the whole building. Thus the idea is to go beyond the constraints of maintaining the existing building, preserving its “essence” by ensuring that additional constructive elements seek harmony within the space and are passive, allowing the existing building to stand out. Continue reading Cadaval & Sola-Morales
El bungalow es el primero de una serie de refugios planeados para el conjunto de un espectacular terreno, situado en Tepoztlán, un pequeño pueblo localizado a unos 50 km de la Ciudad de México. Tepoztlán, un paraíso con formidables condiciones climáticas, es un asentamiento de origen pre-hispánico que con su centro urbano colonial ha mantenido a lo largo de los años un carácter propio, atrayendo la presencia de intelectuales y pensadores, tanto para largos periodos como para estancias de fin de semana. Continue reading Cadaval & Solà-Morales