* Residential Architecture: TOC House by Elías Rizo Arquitectos
Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Residential Architecture: TOC House by Elías Rizo Arquitectos: “..This unique vacation house is located near Tapalpa, Mexico, in a secluded forested area. The house adapts to its surrounding through two volumes that define the usage areas. The first volume is where all daytime activities happen: the entrance, dining room, kitchen, living room, and terrace. This volume is elevated, generating a dialog with the surrounding forest..The second volume contains the private areas. The bedrooms are connected by a hallway with a horizontal window that frames the forest outside. The area that connects both volumes is articulated through an entrance hall built with walls of flagstone and wood. These regional materials generate a feeling of absolute respect for the surrounding environment..The goal of this project was to redefine the concept of the typical country house so common in this region. This request by the client, a young family in search of a holiday retreat outside the city, was fundamental for the outcome of this work..” Extensive glazing, interesting fenestration, natural light and nature views; interesting materiality, interior volumes and details; exposed wood rafters, indoor / outdoor sensibility..
See our posts on two other homes by Elías Rizo Arquitectos:
- Residential Architecture: Casa RO Tapalpa by Elías Rizo Arquitectos
- Residential Architecture: Casa Almare by Elías Rizo Arquitectos
image: © Marcos García; article: Gaete , Javier . “TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos” 14 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/277950>