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Cadaval & Solà-Morales

MA House . Tepoztlán

Cadaval & Solà-Morales . MA House . Tepoztlán (1)

Cadaval & Solà-Morales . photos: © Sandra Pereznieto . + wallpaper

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.
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Architect: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Lead architects: Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales
Project collaborators: Eduardo Alegre, Orsi Maza and Alexandra Coppieters.
Interior design: Martha Perez
Landscape design: Martha Perez
Structural engineering: Ricardo Camacho de la Fuente

Un terreno en Tepoztlán, con vistas enfrentadas a dos grandes cordilleras montañosas; una, la más espectacular, muy cercana al terreno; la otra, del otro lado del Valle, a lo lejos; y el encargo firme de construir una casa en piedra.
 Une geometría nítida construida en piedra, para convertir al material en tectónica pura. Aperturas a ambos extremos, para incorporar las vistas al proyecto, y la búsqueda de altura para construir una fuga que permita el ángulo para apreciar la montaña en su totalidad. Y un ejercicio en las cubiertas respondiendo a la particular condición de sol e intensas lluvias del lugar. Estos cuatro condicionantes del proyecto consolidan el diseño de unos espacios interiores fuertemente delimitados por los gruesos muros de piedra, pero que se abren sobre los jardines y los patios, incorporándolos.

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