Casa del Bosque is a private residence designed by Taller|A arquitectos.
It is located in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico and was completed in 2011.
Casa del Bosque by Taller|A arquitectos:
“The land where this residence is part of a densely wooded, is an isolated and subject to strong natural and environmental constraints, this resulted in a project that respects the existing trees and the construction implant had minimal impact on the environment.
Materials were chosen not look out to the forest in search of a quiet image and without fanfare, the walls were built with rammed earth (rammed earth) and the use of wood gives the house a delicate harmony with the natural environment helped found and air conditioning needs.
The floor of the house develops linearly, on one level, with large glass sliding doors widely linking interior and exterior, incorporating trees near it, the surface was free of vegetation to determine the housing location and shape. Was implanted parallel to the ground trying to use as we said free surface of trees, marking the biggest limitation, it was also decided to raise the house to prevent moisture and give a greater impression of lightness to counterpoint with rammed earth walls, the Seeking Balance was the major premise.
The project is a simple geometry, stripped of everything superfluous element (compacted earth, wood, glass) the purity of the structure is not only visually speaking formally, also serves to reconcile the project with the environment and the proper use of the house: privacy, views and air conditioning.
Home systems were designed to minimize power consumption, the rainwater is stored and processed for human consumption and heated by solar panels, the black and gray water are also treated before returning to the floor and electricity be obtained from photovoltaic cells and LED lights are completing a low-power system and energy saving.”
Photos by: Luis Gordoa