Aquino House : By Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)

Posted on September 28, 2010

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Architects: Augusto Fernandez Mas (K+A Diseño)
Location: Cuernavacas, Morelos, Mexico
Project year: 2005
Construction year: 2006
Collaborators: Edurne Turcott Unzueta, David Alba
Landscape: Mario de la Garza & Daniel Aguilar
Woodwork: Fernando Acevedo
Structural Engineer: Enrique Garcia
Constructed Area: 490 sqm
Photographs: Fernando Cordero

A series of spatial and comfort requirements led to juxtaposed concepts. The family wished for large open areas that could somehow, blend with the nature around, bluring the lines between “inside” and “outside”. Another request was an isolated studio with room for thousands of books, compact discs and LP’s, which must maintain related with the exterior.

Double heights appear in the living room and the library. Materials remain simple with soft textures: calcareous stones, open pore marbles, tropical woods, steel, glass and concrete.

The main intention was for each interior space to face the river or the old amate tree, which is located towards east and has a 30 meter extended foliage that appears to envelop the house.

The small pool of stone and its red cedar surrounding pavement stands as the most intimate space concealed between the house and one of the perimeter retaining walls.

The landscape was discreetly modified with punctual actions by Mario de la Garza and Daniel Aguilar.

The vegetation includes different fruit species and centenary trees which influenced several decisions regarding the main volume design and its location.
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plan 01

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plan 02

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roof plan

C:UsersAugustoDocumentsK&ACuernavacaproyectoCasa Aquino D roof plan

south elevation

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east elevation

C:UsersAugustoDocumentsK&ACuernavacaproyectoCasa Aquino D east elevation

north elevation

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west elevation

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section 01

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section 02

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