Casa Papelillos

Punta Mita / Mexico / 2004

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"...A starting point in his design is that he first of all utilizes the drama of the setting.  Villasenor possesses a great ability to ‘feel’ the place and space and he uses that skill to frame and connect exterior landscapes and interior spaces.  It is frequently difficult to comprehend or distinguish what is ‘inside’ and what is ‘outside.  He is a great master of utilizing natural and made-made forms and he creates like a magician the fluidity of spatial sequencing. These different spatial sequences define intimate spaces where social conversations and interactions take place whilst at the same time there is a constant reminder that we are part of a much larger natural system..."
Georgia Butina


 


"...As with Luis Barragan, the great Mexican architect who has clearly inspired Villaseñor, there is a sense of an extremely gifted compositional hand at work. One exterior wall has potted plants before it, flowers atop it, and a tall cactus rising behind it— an exquisite painterly arrangement. So, too, are the alcoves accented with old jugs that play off the plantings, the wooden shutters and the vistas beyond. In each of these compositions, artifact, nature and architecture join together gracefully, making a harmony that perfectly reflects that of the house itself..."
Paul Goldberger

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    "...A starting point in his design is that he first of all utilizes the drama of the setting.  Villasenor possesses a great ability to ‘feel’ the place and space and he uses that skill to frame and connect exterior landscapes and interior spaces.  It is frequently difficult to comprehend or distinguish what is ‘inside’ and what is ‘outside.  He is a great master of utilizing natural and made-made forms and he creates like a magician the fluidity...

    Project details
    • Year 2004
    • Work finished in 2004
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence
    Lovers 21 users