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Casa CRA in Coyoacan

24 July 2020

Casa CRA, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México

Design: Estudio MMX

Location: Avándaro, Estado de México, México

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

The CRA House is located within a residenial country club in Avándaro, Estado de México. The country club, like many others in Mexico, establishes general design criteria and suggests, with emphasis, the use of specific forms and materials. Given the mountain character of the site, the regulaton infers the need to preserve the rustic character of the place through architecture.

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

In most cases, regulatory constraints are real challenges that are solved through analysis and design. In this case, the design of the house proves a stylistic hybridization strategy, with the double purpose of giving continuity to the character of the whole, while at the same time articulating, in an alternative way, the different spaces and the program of the house.

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

Instead of geting perpendicular to the access, the whole house scroll turns to look for the best orientations and the best and widest views towards the sports field. When turning the limits and the perimeter walls of the house, they establish alternative relations towards the perimeter; Instead of an impassable fence, diagonal landscaped spaces are opened, which correct the conventional edge relationship between the land and the house. The same turn, allows articulating the closed and semi-enclosed spaces, always in relation to the open space (both the garden and the golf course)

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

On the upper floor, the rooms are arranged around a central space for distribution and collection of solar energy (heat) and, converted into observation platiorms, have visual shots towards the different views of the forest. The four spaces contained under the roof and wooden structure, allow accommodating an entire family in each of the rooms, taking advantage of the generous heights, with mezzanines.

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

At all times the immediate, mediate and distant landscape was respected; In fact, the house is a homage to the existing landscape and touches the landscape found in the least invasive way possible. The house sets a precedent and an alternative way of complying with regulations, protecting the architectural image of the complex and the natural environment, establishing an intelligent material dialogue with tradition and contemporary times. The construction system values local artisans, cratismen and methods while creating spaces of international scope.

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

Through observation and thinking, constructions can be achieved that offer different spatial, structural and formal results, through the rational use of material and human resources “as usual”, also achieving a comprehensive spatial, formal and energy performance. Short: In compliance with the local country club design criteria, the CRA House proves a stylistic hybridization strategy, with the double purpose of giving continuity to the character of the whole, while at the same time articulating, in an alternative way, the different spaces and the program of the house. By turning the house to obtain the best orientations and best views to the golf course, diagonal landscape spaces are created, articulating the closed and semi-enclosed spaces, always in relation to the open space (both the garden and the golf course).

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

On the upper floor, the rooms are arranged around a central space for distribution and collection of solar energy (heat) and converted into observation platiorms.

At all times the immediate, mediate and distant landscape was respected; In fact, the house is a homage to the existing landscape and touches the landscape found in the least invasive way possible. The house sets a precedent and an alternative way of complying with regulations, protecting the architectural image of the complex and the natural environment, establishing an intelligent material dialogue with tradition and contemporary times.

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

Casa CRA in México – Building Information

Design: Estudio MMX

Location: Avándaro, Estado de México, México
Area: 590 sqm
Año 2020

Casa CRA Coyoacan Mexico City

Photography: Rafael Gamo

Casa CRA in Coyoacan, Mexico City images / information received 240720

Location: Avándaro, México, North America

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