Architect Firm: PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos
Location: Aculco, State of Mexico
Construction: 90 m2
Team: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, José Luis Jiménez
Photography: Rafael Gamo
Description from architects PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos
The Aculco project is a holiday home completely isolated in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nature. It is the ideal place to get in contact with our most elemental states, and get some rest from modern living in a natural environment, that has some impressive cliffs close by. The place was found by two brothers who love outdoor activities while they were in a rock climbing trip.
The Aculco project was ordered by them a couple of years after they bought the area and reforested it. The architectural project was mainly guided by the qualities of the environment, so we sought to establish a reciprocal dialogue between the construction and its natural surrounding. We went for simplicity, minimal need of maintenance, and intimacy with the panorama and the land.
The house is made of block walls of quarry stone from the area, clay floors, wood and glass. We left every material in its raw state without covering it. The construction´s clear spaces become almost solely a container of views.
On another note, we found ourselves before a major challenge during the construction; this is, to cause the less posible impact on the environment, while we also had to procure ourselves the necesary workforce and materials in an isolated place.