RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico

geometric LL HOUSE reflects Tepoztlan’s Cliffside

 

LL House, designed by RA! Architecture Studio is located in Tepoztlan, a town in Mexico, renowned for its stunning landscape and mountain views. The house is inspired by the area’s cliffs, reflecting their colors and character in its design.

 

Positioned beneath the Tepozteco cliffs, LL House features monolithic structures that appear as if sculpted from the weathered stones of the hillside. The geometric composition of the house is formed by fragmented prisms that join and separate, shaping the internal spaces. These prisms create a sense of amplitude and disperse providing areas of retreat and solitude.

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico
all images by Mariana Achach

 

 

RA! paints the external concrete skin in the mountains’ colors

 

The volumes are designed to block views from the street, revealing the house gradually. Towards the hill, the house opens up, with windows and expansive spaces paying homage to the beauty of the mountains. The entrance alleys between the large blocks compress and guide visitors inside, leading to a transition where the space expands dramatically towards the garden and mountain views.

 

The extensive garden is surrounded by the house’s living spaces, including four bedrooms and a living room. Additional volumes detach from the garden, creating new courtyards and staggered views that allow natural light to filter in during the afternoon.

 

For the construction, RA! Architecture Studio employs expanded polystyrene panels covered with a three-dimensional wire structure. This system is then covered with concrete tinted in the colors of the mountain, blending the house with its natural surroundings.

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico
LL House by RA! is nestled in Tepoztlan, Mexico, renowned for its stunning mountainous landscapes

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico
the house design is inspired by the area’s cliffs, echoing their colors and character

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico
positioned beneath the Tepozteco cliffs, LL House features monolithic structures resembling weathered stones

 

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico
the geometric composition is formed by fragmented prisms that join and separate, shaping internal spaces

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico
these prisms create a sense of amplitude while providing areas of retreat and solitude

ll-house-ra-arquitectos-mexico-designbboom-1800-2

towards the hill, the house opens up with windows and expansive spaces, honoring the mountains

RA! sculpts monolithic house emerging from the rocky tepozteco cliffs in mexico
the extensive garden is surrounded by the house’s living spaces, including four bedrooms and a living room

ll-house-ra-arquitectos-mexico-designbboom-1800-3

the structure is covered with concrete tinted in mountain colors, blending with the surroundings

 

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entrance alleys between large blocks compress and guide visitors inside
entrance alleys between large blocks compress and guide visitors inside
volumes are designed to block views from the street, revealing the house gradually
volumes are designed to block views from the street, revealing the house gradually
additional volumes detach from the garden, creating new courtyards and staggered views
additional volumes detach from the garden, creating new courtyards and staggered views

project info:

 

name: LL HOUSE
architect: RA! | @ra_arquitectos

location: Tepozteco, Morelos, Mexico

photography: Mariana Achach | @achachmariana

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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