HW Studio divides a rural Mexican home with massive stone partitions

HW Studio Arquitectos has accomplished a cruciform home with open-air corridors and courtyards tucked between regionally quarried stone partitions in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Primarily based close by in Morelia, HW Studio Arquitectos completed the 250-square metre (2,690-square foot) home, named Casa Enso II, in 2022, drawing on vernacular designs, cultural expression and native historical past of the Guanajuato area.

Casa Enso II is clad in regionally quarried stone partitions

Fifty-centimeter-thick sand-coloured stone partitions function each the defining function and the organizational technique.

Organized in a cross, the partitions type 4 quadrants, framing the areas and protect stone alleys for circulation.

Quadrant walls by HW Studio Arquitectos
Organized in a cross, the partitions type 4 quadrants

“The dispersion of those areas forces a everlasting pilgrimage between areas,” stated lead architect Rogelio Vallejo Bores.

“It makes you come into contact with the earth, the air, and the mountain as if it had been an historic monastery, framing the panorama however on the identical time forming a pure a part of it.”

Endemic garden at rectilinear single-story stone house in Mexico by HW Studio
The southwest quadrant serves because the entry with a welcoming endemic backyard

The southwest quadrant serves because the entry with a welcoming endemic backyard, whereas the northwest quadrant is reserved for parking, utilizing the present timber to shade automobiles from the solar.

The centre of the plan is barely sunken into the earth, and the alleys and the encircling land ramps could be accessed by way of stone stairways.

Floor-to-ceiling glass in the bedroom of the stone house in Mexico
Stone partitions are damaged by practically invisible floor-to-ceiling glass

The northeast quadrant holds the one-bedroom dwelling. Organized in a bar plan, the oblong quantity separates public areas from non-public ones with an inset quantity containing a rest room, dressing room, and repair house.

The stone partitions are damaged by practically invisible floor-to-ceiling glass that permits the heavy, single-plate roof and polished flooring to proceed outdoors the envelope of the home and orient the rooms to the arid exterior panorama.

Living area with honey-hued interiors
The stone partitions separate private and non-private areas

The ultimate quadrant holds a separate two-storey workplace house. The sq. type is the one vertical aspect on the location and references the Santa Brígida mine in Mineral de Pozos. The block is punctured by an open-air linear window.

“We fancied the thought of seeing silhouettes from the skin as if performing in a play,” Bores stated. Probably the most outstanding window faces south and frames a view of the lengthy mountain of Santa Maria, a vital focus within the metropolis.

Specific consideration was paid to the allocation and set up of the stone, which was extracted solely 20 minutes from the agricultural web site, Bores defined.

The restricted useful resource required the staff to be exact, orderly and environment friendly to satisfy the monetary and architectural expectations, in addition to generate a round economic system for the world.

Low-slung rectilinear stone property by HW Studio
The stone was extracted solely 20 minutes from the agricultural web site

Along with the thermal mass of the stone partitions, photovoltaic panels scale back the house’s vitality consumption.

“All the things has a reference to the previous,” Bores stated. “This home relies on choices that need to do with traditional trendy structure blended with Mexican vernacular custom, robotically linking us to Luis Barragan in that sense.”

Comparatively, HW Studio additionally accomplished an angled home in Morelia that steps down a slope and defines areas with each mild and darkish partitions.

The pictures is by César Béjar.

Mission credit:

Lead architect: Rogelio Vallejo Bores
Architects: Oscar Didier Ascencio Castro, Nik Zaret Cervantes Ordaz
Purchasers: Cem Turgu and Adriana Alegria
Furnishings: namuh, Luis Fernando Luna
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