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Native studio Reims 502 has unveiled an expansive residence in Querétaro, Mexico with heat walnut and darkish basalt finishes and a rooftop pool and backyard space.

Mexico-based designers Eduardo Reims and Andrea Maldonado, who work beneath the identify Reims 502, accomplished the 1,000-square metre Casa Basaltica on a quarter-acre lot in 2023.

Heat walnut and darkish basalt outline the Mexican dwelling

The home sits alongside a motorcycle path that surrounds a lake. The problem of the location was to create personal inside house for the residents that didn’t sacrifice the view.

“The reply was easy,” the staff advised Dezeen, “Reverse the planting of this system in comparison with the neighboring homes.”

Walnut-clad rooms at house by Reims 502
Personal, recreation and household areas are situated on the bottom ground

All the personal, recreation and household areas are situated on the bottom ground, making a basis that contains the location’s whole buildable footprint.

4 suites are lined alongside one facet of the property, making a layered sawtooth transition with a screened porch that runs down the slanted fringe of the trapezoidal home.

Casa Basaltica by Reims 502
Casa Basaltica sits on a quarter-acre lot

Movable shutters made out of skinny basalt stone bars enclose the porch like blinds and function a thermal buffer that negates the necessity for air con.

All the public areas – lounge, eating room, kitchen and terrace – had been positioned on the highest ground and organized round a big backyard and pool. The higher ground areas are set again from the perimeter of the home on the park facet to create one other layer of privateness.

Rectilinear home and swimming pool by Reims 502
Reims 502 added a swimming pool to the backyard

The service areas are situated underground with a facet courtyard for air flow and pure lighting.

The house’s darkish materials palette can also be a departure from the light-coloured schemas used for the neighbouring homes.

Dining table within home by Reims 502
Walnut additionally options on the inside

The outside is clad in bands of sturdy, resilient basalt stone, organized in skinny vertical panels. The fabric modifications the place the facade steps again from the construct line, buying and selling stone for multi-toned walnut planks on the storage and the rounded nook entryway.

The walnut staves proceed to the inside “creating an environment of heat and timelessness inside.”

The highest-floor public zones have a walnut-wrapped colonnade that creates a transition from the backyard to the inside and shades the floor-to-ceiling glass, which maintains the views out to the park.

Along with the cross air flow that cools the highest ground areas, photo voltaic panels for water heating and vitality era in addition to a water recycling system had been carried out to “contribute to its general sustainable efficiency,” the studio defined.

Movable shutters made from basalt
Movable shutters made out of skinny basalt stone bars enclose the porch

Quite than departing from Querétaro’s vernacular structure like Reims 502 did, Gestalt Associates took cues from the realm’s colonial roots with mild, ethereal areas in a brick and concrete dwelling close by.

Different initiatives which have basalt parts on the facade embody a vacation dwelling in Hawaii by Walker Warner Architects.

The pictures is by Ariadna Polo.


Venture credit:

Structure: Reims 502
Group: Eduardo Reims, Andrea Maldonado
Contractor: Ramon Campillo
Construction: Sergio Ruiz
Ornament: Mavi González

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