Facade House in Avandaro

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Architecture studio Taller Hector Barroso completed in 2019 House in Avandaro in the Bravo Valley located 150 kilometers west from Mexico City. The house was built with earthen blocks, pine and concrete to blend into its forested setting.

House in Avandaro Technical Information

  • Architects: Taller Hector Barroso | Hector Barroso
  • Architect in charge: Paloma Sanchez
  • Coolaborators: Vianney Watine
  • Interiors: MAD Concept
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Typology: Redidential Architecture / Houses
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Construction area: 935 m2
  • Structure: N.O.V.A Ingenieros Civiles
  • Engineering: Tomás Rodríguez
  • Drawings: © Taller Hector Barroso
  • Photographs: © César Béjar

The balance between materials – mud brick, oak wood and soil – and its vernacular building processes bind this country house in harmony with its context though an architecture that dialogues and understands its environment.

– Taller Hector Barroso Architects

House in Avandaro Photographs
Exterior - House in Avandaro

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Corner House in Avandaro

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Facade House in Avandaro

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Balcony

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Fire place

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Corridor House in Avandaro

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Text by the Architects

Four volumes are dispersed over a flat site surrounded by the natural forest of Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Each volume has a different orientation – in accordance to its program – and articulates with the rest through a central void, a water pool that reflects the surrounding pine trees.

A succession of columns grants rhythm to the house leading to porticos that generate transitions between different scales and atmospheres. In these transitional spaces, one can saunter, admire the context, and observe the materials from which the house is built.

In these intersections between volumes, a different rhythm, composed by narrow wooden lattices, grants privacy and a sense of intimacy.

The balance between materials – mud brick, oak wood, and soil – and its vernacular building processes bind this country house in harmony with its context through an architecture that dialogues and understands its environment.

House in Avandaro Plans
Ground floor plan

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Second floor plan

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House in Avandaro Image Gallery
About Taller Hector Barroso

TALLER HECTOR BARROSO is an Architectural practice based in Mexico City, Mexico.
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