“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
Nestled succinctly within the hills of Mexico City, La Casa en el Bosque by Grupoarquitectura encourages you to explore how nature feels.
Consisting of two separate concrete bodies - one for services and one as the main social area – the property is intricately linked through steel bridges and glass floors. The entwining stairs and bridges create a chasm of adventure, as they do not touch the neighbouring trees or forest; instead they provide the impression of weightlessness as they guide you through the vegetation.
With no strict brief, Grupoarquitectura roamed with their creative freedom and as testament to their technical nous, no changes were made from the original blueprint to the final completed structure. Including the cantilevered staircases and framework of the house that are designed to beautifully frame the surrounding gardens for maximum impact and sustainability. While the different volumes of the house are sheltered from the elements to open up to secluded gardens and terraces which are bathed in sunlight.
The masterful home is built upon a support structure consisting of concrete, metal and wooden beams to provide wide panoramic views of the landscape while also keeping the building’s innovative skeleton shell on display.
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