Native studio Reims 502 has unveiled an expansive residence in Querétaro, Mexico with heat walnut and darkish basalt finishes and a rooftop pool and backyard space.
Mexico-based designers Eduardo Reims and Andrea Maldonado, who work underneath the title Reims 502, accomplished the 1,000-square metre Casa Basaltica on a quarter-acre lot in 2023.
The home sits alongside a motorbike path that surrounds a lake. The problem of the positioning was to create non-public inside house for the residents that didn’t sacrifice the view.
“The reply was easy,” the crew instructed Dezeen, “Reverse the planting of this system in comparison with the neighboring homes.”
All the non-public, recreation and household areas are situated on the bottom flooring, making a basis that includes the positioning’s complete buildable footprint.
4 suites are lined alongside one facet of the property, making a layered sawtooth transition with a screened porch that runs down the slanted fringe of the trapezoidal home.
Movable shutters made out of skinny basalt stone bars enclose the porch like blinds and function a thermal buffer that negates the necessity for air-con.
All the public areas – lounge, eating room, kitchen and terrace – have been positioned on the highest flooring and organized round a big backyard and pool. The higher flooring areas are set again from the perimeter of the home on the park facet to create one other layer of privateness.
The service areas are situated underground with a facet courtyard for air flow and pure lighting.
The house’s darkish materials palette can also be a departure from the light-coloured schemas used for the neighbouring homes.
The outside is clad in bands of sturdy, resilient basalt stone, organized in skinny vertical panels. The fabric modifications the place the facade steps again from the construct line, buying and selling stone for multi-toned walnut planks on the storage and the rounded nook entryway.
The walnut staves proceed to the inside “creating an environment of heat and timelessness inside.”
The highest-floor public zones have a walnut-wrapped colonnade that creates a transition from the backyard to the inside and shades the floor-to-ceiling glass, which maintains the views out to the park.
Along with the cross air flow that cools the highest flooring areas, photo voltaic panels for water heating and power technology in addition to a water recycling system have been applied to “contribute to its general sustainable efficiency,” the studio defined.
Moderately than departing from Querétaro’s vernacular structure like Reims 502 did, Gestalt Associates took cues from the realm’s colonial roots with gentle, ethereal areas in a brick and concrete residence close by.
Different tasks which have basalt components on the facade embrace a vacation residence in Hawaii by Walker Warner Architects.
The images is by Ariadna Polo.
Structure: Reims 502
Group: Eduardo Reims, Andrea Maldonado
Contractor: Ramon Campillo
Construction: Sergio Ruiz
Ornament: Mavi González