this weekend house is located in the mexican town of san miguel de allende, guanajuato. it was designed by pérez palacios and alfonso de la concha rojas, while they were working together at DCPP. after visiting the site and realizing its charming nature, the team decided to maintain the identity of the place, and, in doing so, they created a space for the family that would be a true oasis of rest and escape.


all images by rafael gamo

 

 

the design by pablo pérez palacios and alfonso de la concha rojas is simple but effective. it makes strong gestures, separating spaces in a clear and concise manner, while maintaining trends that carry throughout the structure. the designers created a series of voids which give the project its character, producing different perceptions of scale to the user: a high contrast of light and shadows and spaces of silence and rest.

casa la quinta

 

 

the house is beautifully photographed by rafael gamo, who perfectly captures the serenity of the weekend retreat. a photogenic german shorthaired pointer leads us through a tour of the home, pausing occasionally to lounge on the plush furniture. 

casa la quinta

 

 

there’s a familial warmth to the home, and not just from the sleeping grandfather or the baby. there is an air of coziness derived from the architecture, from the shape of the walls, and from the materiality of the furnishings. it is clear that every aspect of this project was carefully planned. the combination of woods and stone tiles all follow a trend and fit into the theme of the building. 

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

casa la quinta

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: san miguel de allende, mexico
construction: 350 sqm
team: pablo pérez palacios + alfonso de la concha rojas, miguel vargas, blas treviño, jorge quiroga
photography: rafael gamo

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news