Taller Héctor Barroso

Entre Pinos

Taller Héctor Barroso
16. August 2018
Photo: Rory Gardiner (All photographs courtesy of v2com

In a vast forest area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Taller Héctor Barroso has built five weekend houses, which adapt to the site’s topography. They are surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind.

Project: Entre Pinos, 2017
Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Architect: Héctor Barroso
Project Manager: Thalía Bolio
Collaborators: Ar. Vianney Watine and Ar. Diego Rentería
Engineers: Ar. Ricardo Camacho and Ar. Tomás Rodríguez 
Built Area: 1,700 m2

Photo: Roy Gardiner

Each house — identical in its typology — consists of six volumes positioned in a way that they generate a void, a central patio. The patio grants views, silence and intimacy.

Photo: Roy Gardiner

To the north the volumes are solid and closed. To the south, they open up to the garden and the forest, supplying the interior with daylight.

Photo: Roy Gardiner

On the ground floor, living, dining, the kitchen and one of the bedrooms expand to the exteriors to join terraces, patios and the garden. On the top floor, three bedrooms frame the views to the magnificent pines.

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The materials, such as brick, wood and soil are all regional. The soil from the excavations has been taken and reused as the main material to cover the walls. Thereby, the architecture literally emerges from the ground.

Photo: Roy Gardiner

Taller Héctor Barroso’s Entre Pinos has received a 2018 AZ Award in the category Best in Architecture—Residential Single Family Residential Interiors.

Photo: Roy Gardiner
Photo: Roy Gardiner
Photo: Roy Gardiner
Photo: Roy Gardiner
Photo: Roy Gardiner
Photo: Roy Gardiner
Drawing: Taller Héctor Barroso
Drawing: Taller Héctor Barroso
Drawing: Taller Héctor Barroso
Model: Taller Héctor Barroso
Model: Taller Héctor Barroso

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