Casa BS

Lead DesignerElias Rizo
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Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
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.

Bio

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.
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Awards and Prize

2007
OFFICE SELECTED BY GROUPO EXPANSIÓN (WORKS MAGAZINE) “TEN YOUNG PROMISES OF MEXICAN ARCHITECTURE”.
2009
GOLD MEDAL ON THE SIXTH BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE (JALISCO) WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA TOC”.
SILVER MEDAL AT THE SIXTH BIENNIAL ARCHITECTURE (JALISCO) WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA RO”.
HONORABLE MENTION ON THE SIXTH BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE (JALISCO) WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA RO TAPALPA”.
2010
TOP 100 ARCHITECTS IN MEXICO BY FRANZ MAYER MUSEUM IN MEXICO CITY.
2011 GOLD MEDAL AT THE IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN IN HEALTH AND RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY WITH THE PROJECT: “CONSULTORIO 1606”.
GOLD MEDAL AT THE IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN IN HEALTH AND RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY WITH THE PROJECT: “CASA RO MAR AZOV”.
2013
SILVER MEDAL AT THE EIGHTH ARCHITECTURAL BIENNIAL (JALISCO) FOR “CASA VR TAPALPA” PROJECT.
MENTION OF HONOR IN THE EIGHTH ARCHITECTURAL BIENNIAL (JALISCO) FOR “OVAL HOUSE” PROJECT.
2015
CAREER AWARD IN THE “INSPIRA” CATEGORY OF THE MEXICO DESIGN MAGAZINE.
OFFICE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT THE 21 YOUNG MEXICAN ARCHITECTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY BY THE NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, AT PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES,
MEXICO CITY.
GOLD MEDAL FOR “CASA BS TAPALPA” AT THE INTER-AMERICAN BIENNIAL OF CIDI DESIGN.
CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION IN THE NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES.
2016
MENTION IN THE TOP 100 MEXICAN PROJECTS OF 2015 BY ARCHDAILY.COM WITH THE PROJECT “CASA VR TAPALPA”
SPECIAL MENTION IN THE ARCHITIZER A + AWARDS WITHIN UNIFAMILIARY RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY FOR “CASA GG”.
GOLD MEDAL IN THE PANAMERICAN BIENNIAL.
2017
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD