Entre Pinos

Mexico / 2017

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In a vast forest area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Taller Héctor Barroso has built five weekend houses, which adapt to the site’s topography. They are surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind.


Each house—identical in its typology—consists of six volumes positioned in a way that they generate a void, a central patio. The patio grants views, silence and intimacy. 


To the north the volumes are solid and closed. To the south, they open up to the garden and the forest, supplying the interior with daylight. 


On the ground floor, living, dining, the kitchen and one of the bedrooms expand to the exteriors to join terraces, patios and the garden. On the top floor, three bedrooms frame the views to the magnificent pines. 


The materials, such as brick, wood and soil are all regional. The soil from the excavations has been taken and reused as the main material to cover the walls. Thereby, the architecture literally emerges from the ground. 


Taller Héctor Barroso’s Entre Pinos has received a 2018 AZ Award in the category Best in Architecture—Residential Single Family Residential Interiors. 


Data sheet 


Location: Valle de bravo, México.


Architect: Héctor Barroso 


Project Manager: Thalía Bolio 


Collaborators: Ar. Vianney Watine and Ar. Diego Rentería 


Engineers: Ar. Ricardo Camacho and Ar. Tomás Rodríguez  


Completion date: 2017 


Total built area: 1,700 m2 


Photo credit: Rory Gardiner 

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    In a vast forest area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Taller Héctor Barroso has built five weekend houses, which adapt to the site’s topography. They are surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind. Each house—identical in its typology—consists of six volumes positioned in a way that they generate a void, a central patio. The patio grants views, silence and intimacy.  To the north the volumes are solid and closed. To the south, they open up to the...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design
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