Casa Meztitla, El Tepozteco, Central Mexico
The house resides in Tepozteco Mountain, a place for recreation and reflection. It was completed in 2011 for a couple that needed a space to retreat from a stressful life. Covering just above 10% of a site of 3,800 sq. m., the remaining space became a raw garden mimicking the rocky surrounding of the mountain and a stunning swimming pool arranged mainly for swim. EDAA were the architects responsible for this extraordinary installation.
Luis Arturo Garcia, leading architect for this project explains “It showcases the luxurious value of leisure, the tropical weather, the intense sunlight, the smells of nature, the over 500 year-old landscaped terraces and the ever-present rock mountain: El Tepozteco“. Furthermore, he added that “It has an introverted living yet is continually open to its surroundings“.
The house consists of distinct spaces forming a whole entity. Social spaces, service zone, the actual rooms and a work/live studio are noticeable locations. It has four en suite rooms, and the user of the house has the ability to include exterior space within the house or to exclude it by using the large steel-framed windows installed in the ground floor. The result is impressive. Enjoy.