stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology

stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology

Abax integrates Mesa de Gallos into the lake town’s topography

 

Abax constructs ‘Mesa de Gallos’, a residence that fully integrates into its vast natural environment using regional materials and reinterpreting classic elements. Located on the outskirts of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, the project takes advantage of the forest and the site topography forming a structure that extends multiple levels tracing the terrain. drawing from the architecture of Mexican haciendas, the house shapes solid volumes, long corridors, and patios generating a constant dialogue between classic elements and contemporary solutions. With the architectural program distributed along with the natural slope, the arrangement is perceived as a series of pavilions with circulations contained by the natural vegetation of the property.

stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology
all images by Mariola Soberón

 

 

facades and flooring apply Local quartered stone

 

The design team at Abax attends to the users’ need for open spaces dedicated to family gatherings, assembling several spacious living areas without divisions or partitions. In the social area, the black steel gate opens completely to allow a connection with the forest, as well as natural lighting. The black steel fireplaces hold the focal point of the social areas and match the doors’ materiality. The private spaces have strategic openings towards the landscape to control the degree of privacy. Local stone is used on the facades and floors, applied through a quartering technique, generating an essence of sophistication and simplicity. Mesa de Gallos stands fully integrated into nature, thanks to the use of regional materials and the reinterpretation of classic elements, allowing users to enjoy its vast natural environment.

stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology
local stone used on the facades and floors is applied after a quartering technique

stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology
‘Mesa de Gallos’ fully integrates into its vast natural environment

stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology
several spacious open living areas are dedicated to family gatherings

stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology
the house shapes solid volumes, long corridors, and open patios

stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology
similar to a mexican hacienda, the structure shapes roofed open passages between volumes

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stone-built residence mesa de gallos reinterprets the mexican hacienda typology
the design generates a constant dialogue between classic elements and contemporary solutions

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project info:

 

name: Mesa de Gallos
designer: Abax | @abax_arquitectos

location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico

photography: Mariola Soberón

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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