This beautiful house in the forest in in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, designed by Parque Humano Architects. Called Casa en el Bosque, the site is a splendid plot covering 3,500 m2 with rich and varied flora, very tall trees, and a view towards the layered hills of Valle de Bravo – a town 150 km south-west of Mexico City.
The house occupies a natural ledge in the hillside, facing the view to the south and turning its back to the winds coming in from the north. The ground drops away beneath the floor, emphasizing the slope of the land and thereby dramatizing the house’s progress through the site. The house evokes the feeling of floating above the garden, accentuating a sense of contact with nature.
Two pavilions, unequal in size, the first and biggest one contains the living and dining spaces, kitchen and a working studio. The second one: two bedrooms. The house is deeply rooted in the existing landscape.
Photographs: Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto.