Casa BS

DesignerElias Rizo Arquitectos
Prize2nd Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
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Entry Description

Casa BS was built upon a relatively flat, treeless area. Unlike most of Tapalpa, which is covered with lush coniferous forests, the landscape surrounding the house appears alien; coloured in ochres and sepias, and sprinkled with boulders and patches of high grasses. The building rests on a hill overlooking a ravine which descends to a small lake, and offers uncanny views of a vast plain and the mountains beyond. The house stands stealthily in its environment and displays an almost archeological character next to the boulders that lie in the surrounding fields. The project uses regional materials and is clad almost entirely with dry stacked flagstone. The parota millwork, stone floors and the exposed structural steel elements complete the house’s material palette. The master bedroom volume is clad with a steel sheet skin and gives off a tarnished gloss which sets it apart from the rest of the house.

About Designer

Architecture not only gives us eternity and shelter, but it embraces us, it´s a contained space that holds the course of our life. It´s always there to teach us, but above all gives us fantasies. We believe we are a driving force for our culture and context, having an unavoidable impact in our project’s surroundings, which entails great responsibility. Therefore, it is essential to understand, learn and create despite the risks. Nothing can be gained without risk. We are committed with those who inhabit space, willing to experience both the good and bad that architecture represents. Our firm