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Architecture can overcome obstacles and offer solutions. Take a look at Casa Tejocote, where a lack of fencing was solved with the construction of the house itself. For the most part, the task consisted of making the result an expression of the regional building style, namely Querétato in Mexico. The desert elements of the surrounding landscape were an enormous help for that.
With a surface of 650 square metres, the team of González Muchow Arquitectura could transform their vision freely into an impressive residence. This one family home is located in a semi-urban environment and originated with a seemingly simple construction. Do not let that fool you, however, because it is exactly this straightforward appearance that implies the degree of difficulty that you see in the result. The house consists of two floors that are divided among communal and private rooms. Downstairs, there is among others a living area, a dining area, and a kitchen, while upstairs there are three bedrooms and a family room. It was essential that the rooms would each experience a clear feeling of privacy. Since there could not be any fencing around the building, the architects decided to design the layout in such a way that the residents would feel sheltered everywhere throughout the house. You can detangle four volumes in the building, with a large garden in the centre. Throughout the entire project, the interiors have direct access to the outdoor areas, either to the garden or a patio.
Architecture can overcome obstacles and offer solutions
The garden has a crucial role in the lifestyle with which the home is aligned. The architectural modules are designed so that they look out on the outdoor area. Furthermore, the interior and the exterior have a common warm simplicity that is derived from the overall atmosphere of the place. This also translates into the materials, among which pigmented concrete that immediately helps with an inviting homeliness. The palette was kept discrete across the board, which means that the light and the spatiality were the main participants. At the same time, you experience a delightful serenity that is in part the result of additions in solid wood in the furniture, ironwork, and concrete floors. Thanks to the tempered selection of materials, the spatial dimensions flourish significantly better. The orthogonal volumes are softened to the eye because of curved details that were incorporated in the architecture. Even though architecture is often seen as a calculated craft, this home is ideal proof of how the right volumes and proportions can be inherently cosy. The mission of Casa Tejocote is to offer all residents their privacy without letting them neglect the connection with the outdoor environment. From the beginning until the end, the architecture was adapted to this. By skillfully handling light and scale, the team presented a structure that is completely in tune with the dimensions of the location. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
All photography by Ariadna Polo, except front facade image (photography by Miguel González)