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t3arc: casa la semilla/ the seed
jun 27, 2011
t3arc: casa la semilla/ the seed



‘casa la semilla/ the seed’ by t3arc, jiutepec morelos, mexico
images © luis gordoa

mexican studio t3arc has created ‘casa la semilla/ the seed’, a private home in jiutepec morelos, mexico.
sited in the vast terrain, the design was informed by both the landscape and the desire of the owners to
remain in constant and free contact with the surrounding environment.


north elevation

envisioned as a simple, open form, the residence takes advantage of the encircling forest, its linear concrete
shell framing the lush and vegetative surroundings. while the structure is relatively compact, the lack of
traditional walls and enclosures generates an imperceptible volume that appears to continuously expand into
the distance.

 

entrance

protected by a cluster of trees, the home benefits from natural light, cross ventilation and shade. on the north

side an exposed wooden deck extends over a pond that retrieves clear water for the rest of the garden irrigation.


a large deck extends over a pond further immersing the home into nature

hosted on one floor,  the residence features two bedrooms, an open kitchen, living and dining room and

retractable glass walls.


detail of concrete structure


interior at night


view from bedroom towards front of house


house at night


outdoor lights create a dramatic effect at night


site plan

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