Located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Casa A is a spacious A-frame house of 327m² (3,520ft²) with steeply pitched, 40-foot-high (12-metre-high) roof. Owned by joint owners, two families of eight people, the A-frame house was designed by Método in 2015.
Architecture has the capacity of situating us in space, and making the inhabitability of a site possible. In many ways it is the most powerful tool that humans have to fully interact with its surroundings and natural environment.
In sites with imposing natural landscapes, architecture scales us and works as a transition so that humans can –at a distance- absorb its surroundings. It is only through architecture that we are able to appropriate a site and live it.
The intention of House A is precisely to be able to appropriate its surroundings and give its inhabitants a way to “live” the lake. The “A frame” shape is used to its fullest potential to make this possible. Therefore, it was very important that the structure was present in every space of the house. Additionally, we wanted the structure to be a coherent element with the houses functionality.
Photographs by Tatiana Mestre
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