Casa ALD in Mexico

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Casa ALD in Mexico

New Cuernavaca Property, México – design by Space, Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Architects

20 May 2014

Casa ALD

Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

Design: Space, Juan Carlos Baumgartner

Casa ALD, a weekend retreat, is projected on a land of little over 1,000 square meters and it is articulated in two main volumes: a prism into which another rectangular wooden prism is embedded.

Ald House

Since the very beginning, the purpose of this project was clear: to create a house in which a balance between modernity and coziness was struck. Therefore, we chose to use few materials in order to achieve a quick reading of the volumes.

Ald House

The first prism consists of a black metal structure that ends on an exposed concrete staple. The two fronts of this volume are made of glass, which helps create a transparency to the interior area and gives a feeling of permanently being in touch with nature.

Ald House

The second volume is a cantilevered wooden cube, under which a terrace is generated. Requirements for the design of this project included a swimming pool, and we fulfilled them by creating one and covering it with black venetian glass tiles. In this way, the swimming pool was turned into a water mirror that reflects the house.

Ald House

For this project, we decided to integrate art into architecture so that the selected works became a part of the design instead of functioning as mere decorative items. With this principle in mind, we commissioned a hyper-realistic 2 x 6 m painting of a Porsche 78; which was placed in a double-height space. In addition to the painting, Juan Carlos Baumgartner designed a mural that works both as the visual end of the swimming pool and as the vestibule of the house entrance.

Ald House

The house has four bedrooms, a double-height living room and an open plan kitchen that is integrated into the space. In the living area, a modern cast glass sphere chandelier hangs from the ceiling. By using few but carefully selected materials, we created delightful areas that met our clients’ expectations

Ald House

As in all the projects of SPACE, we followed sustainable design guidelines when designing Casa ALD. We used recycled content materials low in VOC levels and wood from certified forests. Furthermore, the lighting is almost entirely LED-based.

Ald House

Casa ALD in Mexico – Building Information

Design: Space, Juan Carlos Baumgartner
Lighting Design: LUA, Kai Diederichsen
General Contractor: Bruno Vadillo
Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico


Casa ALD in Mexico images / information from Space, Juan Carlos Baumgartner


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