Designed by Tatiana Bilbao in 2016, Los Terrenos is a holiday home covered in mirrored glass, transparent when viewed from inside. Located in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico, the mirrored house featured bedrooms underground has a total floor area of 480m² (5,167ft²).
The housing program is fragmented according to each component’s function and role within the site, but they are all enclosed in a perfect square in the general plan. Each volume located in the corners, surrounding an organic shaped pool.
The landscape strategy aimed to respond and mimic the existing ora and fauna of the site in a designed aspect. The social area is on the rest level, within a mirrored glass envelope that simultaneously reflects and contains the lush surrounding; the main room overlooks the treetops; the other bedrooms are underground and built with clay and rammed earth in relation to the topography.
The three program areas have a lattice that was designed to adapt according to different spatial connections and structural possibilities: it works as a solid and permeable door, screen partition, and structural wall, and as a semi-open wall that allows ventilation and sunlight bathing the interior spaces.
— Tatiana Bilbao
Photographs by Rory Gardiner
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