AMACUECA HOUSE  Courtyard

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In Jalisco, Tha Amacueca House, designed by Mexican architecture firm CoA Arquitectura and Departamento de Arquitectura, is a family weekend house planned to become a retirement home when the time comes. The house is located around coffee plantations and inside a walnut tree garden, taking advantage of the landscape view and immersing the structure into nature.

Amacueca House Technical Information

The gabled roof marked by the outline of the radial wooden armor generates a twilight zone evoking a cabin, providing a generous spatiality to the interior.

– CoA Architects

AMACUECA HOUSE Photographs
AMACUECA HOUSE Patio Aerial View

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Wood and stone structure of the house in Jalisco

© Francisco Gutierrez

Wood concentric structure

© Francisco Gutierrez

Living Room and openings of the AMACUECA HOUSE / CoA arquitectura

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Living Room in modern rural tropical house

© Francisco Gutierrez

Stone walls in modern rural house in bedroom space

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Text by the Architects

A single floor plan, where the social area is directly linked to the main bedroom and two guestrooms, forms the house program.

To create a connection and interaction with the orchard and exteriors, the location of openings is important. 

The project was designed around a living central courtyard, organizing spaces concentrically to it. The elliptical tracing, coupled with setbacks and extensions, allows the pieces to connect, preserve existing trees, and open visuals and light entrances.

Local stone is used for the exterior walls to integrate the house and create a harmony with the preexisting landscape; on the other hand, black concrete blocks are used on interiors to divide spaces and confine the patio.

The interior garden, a piece of the tamed orchard, a controlled interior, a place that becomes a “from” and a “towards” at the same time.

Around it, we created a promenade framed by the columns’ rhythm, which also serves to support the wooden frames that structure the roof. Besides, concrete elements are located as grafts in the supporting walls as elements that limit, support, and confine enclosure elements, windows, and alcoves.

The gabled roof marked by the radial wooden armor’s outline generates a twilight zone evoking a cabin, providing a generous spatiality to the interior. At its lowest point, it directs to the interior garden, a piece of the tamed orchard, a controlled interior, a place that becomes a “from” and a “towards” at the same time.

AMACUECA HOUSE Plans
Section of the House with concentric Patio

Section of the House | © CoA Arquitectura

Floor Plan of the AMACUECA HOUSE by CoA arquitectura

Floor PLan | © CoA Arquitectura

Amacueca House Image Gallery
About CoA Arquitectura

CoA is a Mexican architecture firm based in Guadalajara. The studio approaches architecture as a craft connected to tradition and works in constant experimentation with materials and construction techniques.
Other works from CoA Arquitectura 

About Departamento de Arquitectura

Departamento de Arquitectura is a Mexican Architecture firm lead by Jorge Rivera Gutiérrez.  The studio was founded in 2010, and it is based in Guadalajara.

  1. Design Team: Diana Quiroz Chávez, Alberto Avilés, Saraí Chávez, Andrea Romero, Mariana Murguía
    Structural Engineers: Ing. Ulises Vázquez, Ing. CEROMOTION Juan Jesús Aguirre
Cite this article: "Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura" in ArchEyes, October 12, 2020, https://archeyes.com/amacueca-house-coa-arquitectura-departamento-arquitectura/.