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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Aquino House - Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)

This single-family residence is located on a steeped lot in front of federal government lands and aside a river; it entailed a series of building and environmental restrictions.


Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas
The sloped terrain made retaining walls necessary, as well as a drainage system to channel large amounts of rainwater.

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

The house is configured by orthogonal shapes and materials such as wood, stone and metal without artificial claddings. It stands with no protagonism against the rich and abundant surroundings.

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

A series of spatial and comfort requirements led to juxtaposed concepts. The family wished for large open areas that could somehow, blend with the nature around, bluring the lines between “inside” and “outside”. Another request was an isolated studio with room for thousands of books, compact discs and LP’s, which must maintain related with the exterior.

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Double heights appear in the living room and the library. Materials remain simple with soft textures: calcareous stones, open pore marbles, tropical woods, steel, glass and concrete.

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

The main intention was for each interior space to face the river or the old amate tree, which is located towards east and has a 30 meter extended foliage that appears to envelop the house.

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas
The small pool of stone and its red cedar surrounding pavement stands as the most intimate space concealed between the house and one of the perimeter retaining walls.

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

The landscape was discreetly modified with punctual actions by Mario de la Garza and Daniel Aguilar.
The vegetation includes different fruit species and centenary trees which influenced several decisions regarding the main volume design and its location.

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas
Location: Cuernavacas, Morelos, Mexico
Project year: 2005
Construction year: 2006
Collaborators: Edurne Turcott Unzueta, David Alba
Landscape: Mario de la Garza & Daniel Aguilar
Woodwork: Fernando Acevedo
Structural Engineer: Enrique Garcia
Constructed Area: 490 sqm
Photographs: Fernando Cordero



Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

Casa Aquino - Augusto Fernandez Mas

1 comment:

metallika ktiria said...

I really like that house. It is beautiful and practical without being very funcy and very expensive

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