S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico

S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico

Casa en la Sierra de Arteaga overlooks Coahuila’s mountains

 

The weekend house in the Sierra de Arteaga, designed by S-AR design studio, is strategically positioned on a slope within an old orchard in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. The layout prioritizes minimal impact on the site and surrounding vegetation while optimizing panoramic views, particularly towards the mountains. Divided into three segments—an elongated rectangle providing shelter, service areas at each end, and a central social space with a fireplace—the house, photographed by Rafael Gamo, maintains a direct connection with nature through a lengthy terrace supported by a structural framework of beams and pillars.

 

Incorporating courtyards within the volume, the design introduces natural light and breaks up the internal program. The largest courtyard hosts a staircase leading to a rooftop with a 360-degree view of the valley and mountains. Construction materials include exposed concrete for walls, pillars, and beams, along with metalwork details and expansive glass panels framed in aluminum.

S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico
all images by Rafael Gamo

 

 

the weekend house by S-AR Serves as a refuge and an observatory

 

The site features additional elements like a separate viewpoint and firepit, as well as an outdoor table seating up to 20, constructed as concrete monoliths. Functioning as a sanctuary, the house serves as a retreat for its users to disconnect from city life and engage with nature, fostering a profound awareness of their surroundings. While a family property, the house offers individual moments of reflection and self-discovery for each member, aligning with their ages, roles, and family responsibilities. Serving as both a refuge and an observatory, the house by S-AR (Stacion-Arquitectura) becomes an instrument for observing the landscape, mountains, and forest while experiencing the passage of time in a secure and pleasant environment.

S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico
S-AR crafts the weekend house in the Sierra de Arteaga nestled within an old orchard on a slope

S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico
the layout prioritizes minimal impact on the site, seamlessly blending with the natural surroundings

 

S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico
divided into three segments, the elongated rectangle shelters all living areas, connected by a nature-centric terrace

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the largest courtyard features a staircase leading to a rooftop, offering a 360-degree view of the valley

S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico
courtyards within the volume introduce natural light and strategically break up the internal program

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construction emphasizes exposed concrete complemented by meticulous metalwork details

S-AR adorns house's exposed concrete volumes with black metalwork in mexico
functioning as a sanctuary, the house serves as a retreat for users to disconnect from urban life

 

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rooftop terrace
rooftop terrace
social area
social area
social area
social area
master bedroom
master bedroom

project info:

 

name: Casa en la Sierra de Arteaga

architect: S-AR  | @stacionarq

lead architects: Cesar Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza

collaborators: Carlos Morales, Carlos Flores

structural engineering: CM Ingeniería

technical supervision: S-AR

construction: Bernardo Bremer, Daniel Hernández

location: Arteaga, Coahuila, Mexico

photographer: Rafael Gamo | @rafael_gamo

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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