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* Residential Architecture: Casa Alta by AS/D Asociación de Diseño

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 10 November 2012

Residential Architecture:  Casa Alta by AS/D Asociación de Diseño: “..Hundreds of perforations are dotted across the monolithic facade of this weekend house outside Mexico City by AS/D Asociación de Diseño..The architects were inspired by the shapes of surrounding trees to create the patterns, which provide a simple relief across walls clad with Trespa rainscreen panels..Named Casa Alta, the three-storey building has a tower-like form that is set into the sloping landscape of its valley setting..“The building became an observation tower house and this allowed the perforated tree image to be better read from the facade,”..The building’s entrance leads into a living room on the middle floor, while the kitchen and dining area is located below and the bedroom and bathroom can be found upstairs..Stairs also lead up from the bedroom to a wooden deck on the roof. “We had to come up with a sliding deck which could open and close, but also have a minimum impact on the overall volume, said Velasco.  The deck slides closed over the bedroom to complete the wooden floor, resulting in a larger surface to enjoy the view.”..”  Interesting  perforated dark cladding and interior volumes..

image: Rafael Gamo; article: Dezeen

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