chain + siman & modo manera create stone retreat influenced by mexican haciendas

chain + siman & modo manera create stone retreat influenced by mexican haciendas

architecture practice chain + siman has collaborated with modo manera to realize casa rancho avándaro, a weekend retreat in the environs of valle de bravo, in mexico. deeply influenced by mexican haciendas, the building comprises three solid stone volumes combined with locally-sourced materials. the project stands as a commanding presence on the landscape, blending harmoniously with the surrounding well-tended gardens. 

chain+siman & modo manera create stone retreat influenced by mexican haciendas

all images by rafael gamo

 

 

the building by chain + siman and modo manera consists of three main volumes, each one contained by stone walls acting as interconnected partitions. each structure has a tiled, gable roof supported by timber beams of varying heights to meet a range of needs. the living and dining room are located in the central structure, a double-height space that connects to a terrace with a jacuzzi to the front, and a central patio to the rear. the wings house the master bedroom (including a studio on a mezzanine floor), kitchen, and other service areas.

chain+siman & modo manera create stone retreat influenced by mexican haciendas

 

 

it was important for the retreat to work as an independent home while also offering the possibility of accommodating family members and friends. an annex building is connected to the main house via a glass bridge across the patio, offering privacy while still clearly belonging to the overall program. the interior design is developed around the use of lighting, finishes, and the local vegetation. the stonework has been left exposed indoors where it combines with ironwork features, wood of various hues (for the mezzanine level, furniture, and partition walls), and poured concrete (for the kitchen and bathroom flooring).

chain+siman & modo manera create stone retreat influenced by mexican haciendas

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project info:

 

name: casa rancho avándaro
architecture office: chain + siman in collaboration with modo manera
location: avándaro, valle de bravo

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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