Location: Valle de Bravo, México

Project size: 3,320 square feet

Program: This single family house comprises four bedrooms, a work studio, a kitchen, living, and dining area, and a terrace. 

Solution: Surrounded by lush landscape, this low-slung building’s three-pronged design directs views towards the north, south, and east. The house’s center, a triangular node that contains the main social spaces, and from which each of the rectilinear wings project, is protected but open to the outside.

Construction and materials: The structural system is concrete. Local wood from fallen trees was recycled and used for ceiling beams, flooring, and built-ins throughout the interior. The architects, wanting to have the building blend in with its natural surroundings, incorporated a roof garden and painted the exterior black.

Additional Information

Gross square footage: 3,320 square feet

Total project cost: withheld



Cadaval & Sola-Morales, www.ca-so.com


Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Project Collaborators: Eduardo Alegre, Orsi Maza, Alexandra Coppetiers

Local architect: Alejandro Filloy




Ricardo Camacho de la Fuente (structural);

José Antonio Lino (mechanical)



Daniel Jaramillo (hydrology);

Simon Bequillard (landscape)


General contractor:

Alejandro Filloy



Sandra Pereznieto



Structural System

Reinforced concrete


Exterior Cladding

Masonry: local bricks

Wood: Cedar & Pine