High house

Location: Huixquilucan Estrado de Mexico, Mexico
Designer: AS/D asociacion de diseño
Project: High house
Construction Year: 2011-2012
Photography: Rafael Gamo
This summer house was recently designed by the Mexican firm AS/D Asociaciòn de Diseño, and is situated at 1500 meters above sea level, dominating the magnificent Huixquilucan Valley in the central part Mexico.

The main building is formed of a 6 x 6 m square module repeated over three storeys, overlapping the different functions by level: ground floor kitchen and dining room, first floor living room, second floor bedroom and bathroom and a terrace on the roof.
The panoramic views are the focal point of the project and decide the use that is attributed to the interiors, and the large windows with their black steel frame. A platform on the lowest level of the land forms the relaxation area with a swimming pool, barbecue and lounge with a view of the river.
The project is very distinctive in the design of the steel ventilated façade which has an incision of an abstract tree, which can be identified from close up but becomes a constellation of abstract pixels forming a single texture as you move away – like a digital pointillism inspired by George Seurat’s impressionist technique.

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