This property adjoins a large lake in a small town situated a few hours from Mexico City. To take full advantage of the relationship with the surroundings, a system of elongated rectangular volumes was used, with one side of each completely open toward the lake. The sloping plot and the amount of surface to be realized led to the creation of three volume stacked in a zigzag pattern, generating spacious open terraces and irregular, sheltered patios between them. From the street, the residence looks like a traditional construction; the use of roof tiles, wood, natural stone, and the plastered facade with small openings, grants it the regional character that is required by urban planning requirements. From the lake, the house is perceived as composition of rectangular elements with large glass surfaces; a series of typical modernist volumes, stacked in a dynamic configuration.
Architectural Design: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles)
Collaborators: Félix Guillén, Diego Escamilla, Óscar Trejo, Iván Villegas | Project type: Residence | Location: Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico | Built Area: 450 m² | Date: 2011 | Client: Díaz Family | Construction: Diseño e Ingenierías EMET (Leonardo León) | Photography: Paul Czitrom and Rafael Gamo
XI Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Costa Rica – Honorable Mention (Casa Díaz, México - Category: Architectural Design) Costa Rica (2012)
XII Bienal de Arquitectura Mexicana – Honorable Mention (Casa Díaz - Category: Private House) México (2012)