‘Casa Cohuatichan’ is a vacation house nestled in the Huasteca sierra moutains with dramatic views

 

‘Casa Cohuatichan’ by Proyecto Cafeína is a vacation residence located in the Huasteca Mexican Mountains. 

Attached to the edge of a cliff on a 100-hectare site, the house frames impressive views of a waterfall and an exuberant cloud forest. ‘Unique sensations can be appreciated thanks to the natural wealth of the site,’ notes the studio. 

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highlighting outdoor living with clean and light aesthetics 

 

Responding to its tropical context, ‘Casa Cohuatichan’ presents itself as a multi-leveled construction that adapts to the mountainous terrain. Furthermore, the team at Proyecto Cafeína merged both interior and exterior programs by fitting each floor with a large and sliding curtain wall. This opens up the house to the picturesque landscape while also linking the adjacent infinity pool to the living area on the first level, and the master bedroom with an open hot tub, bathroom, and terrace on the second level. 

 

The interiors are dominated by wood, ceramic and stone walls —  a selection that translates into a warm and harmonic, yet contemporary, atmosphere. Meanwhile, stone with wood and glass accents predominate the exteriors. 

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Overall, ‘the house’s aesthetics and materials were kept light and clean in contrast to the breathtaking surroundings in order to foster a unique experience of outdoor living while being under the comfort of a contemporary structure,’ concludes the team. 

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proyecto cafeína builds ‘casa cohuatichan’ on cliff edge, overlooking mexican cloud forest

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proyecto cafeína builds ‘casa cohuatichan’ on cliff edge, overlooking mexican cloud forest
 
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proyecto cafeína builds ‘casa cohuatichan’ on cliff edge, overlooking mexican cloud forest
 
proyecto cafeína builds ‘casa cohuatichan’ on cliff edge, overlooking mexican cloud forest
 

project info:

 

 

name: Casa Cohuatichan

location: Huasteca Sierra, Mexico
architecture: Proyecto Cafeína

built area: 750 sqm 

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom