El Mirador, Valle de Bravo, Mexico by CC Arquitectos
CC Arquitectos were assigned to design and built this astonishing installation, located in Valle de Bravo. It is an area for relaxation and recreation being a 2 hour drive from Mexico City. The house is located in the forest besides the town, though at the same time the guest has a significant view of Lake Avandaro, the lake of the area. Steel and wood are the main materials, though certain walls were made by the local stone of the area. In general, architects used natural materials to fit with the surroundings of the area.
The installation is awesome having all facilities for one to enjoy a weekend or longer vacation. External and internal areas of the house are magnificent. A walk in the forest, or besides the lake is refreshing. The area is very suitable for one to ride a horse, even for a first time.
“El Mirador serves its purpose as it is located on an edge of the site, where the emblematic lake of the area can be seen from above. It was designed based on respecting the forest where it is located, anchored to its topography and reducing its constructive impact. The materials used are from the region, and railroad ties from old train tracks where recycled for the exterior cladding.” the architect suggests. Enjoy.