Project: Five Houses
Architect: Weber Arquitectos
Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Photo by: Rafael Gamo
Five Houses by Weber Arquitectos
The Five Houses project is a very luxurious housing project designed by Weber Arquitectos. It is located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico and is a residence that consists of five separate structures. Each of them has a purpose, design and layout, creating a sense of privacy and calm between them.
The Lima Rumah Project proposes to realize the dream of living in a forest dominated by ancient pine and lush vegetation, in a special place. The site is located 3 minutes from the new Toluca – Avándaro crossroads, which include bicycle lanes. The location is strategic, between the center of Valle de Bravo and the Avandaro Golf Club, 10 minutes from the lake. For the construction of the project, we are considering saving as many trees as possible on an area of nearly seven thousand square meters, to respect the environment as much as possible. This, together with the use of site slope, accentuates the feeling of being immersed in the forest from the spaces that were built.
The design and layout of elements of each home as well as projects in the field create a sense of privacy. Thus, residents of the Five Houses enjoy the peace of the forest.
To access the project and individual houses, we drew a dirt road from the entrance, passed the parking area of each house and ended at a public rowing tennis court, with minimal disturbance to the environment.
Five Houses are horizontal condos with private areas, divided into five lots with a total of 7,000 square meters, of which 5,800 are green areas. In addition to the built up area, each lot has a large open field where it is possible to integrate the jacuzzi.
Each house is a number of rooms with a contemporary spirit, where comfort is an important aspect. Their rural location, with respect for nature, and a clearly avant-garde design, is their main attraction.
Balance is one of the main features of the house. It was felt everywhere: between the building and the nature that surrounded it; between the proportion of the space built and the site; between the privacy of each home and their openness to the forest; between the properties of each home and public area, and between materials used, light and open, and at the same time, solid and friendly.
Each house occupies an area of 300 square meters, divided into three volumes:
1. A living room and terrace, separated by sliding glass doors that expand and connect space, or share them. Both benefit from fresh air during the summer. In cold weather, a fireplace covering two walls heats both chambers. The view opens to the forest, through a cantilevered roof to the terrace, and gives a feeling of being in nature.
2. Four Bedrooms, connected to the family area, maintain their independence. Three of them are on the ground floor, one of them with a private terrace. The family room is on the first floor and the large master bedroom, the bathroom is marked by a very special element: the roof is glass, overlooking the treetops.
3. The service area is located in a separate rectangular volume, which rises above the sloping ground and includes a kitchen, kitchen, laundry room, and utility room.
In addition to these three volumes, there are two interior pages whose function is to connect space. One is located on one side of the main entrance, facing the living room, and the other is the visual end to the bedroom hallway.
The materials include wood, glass, steel and concrete. Flat walls contrast with wooden ceilings, and glass windows with steel frames.
From the design and materials used, the project aims to create a bright, open, friendly and balanced environment that is immersed in the forest.