The name Avandaro comes from Purepecha (native language) word that means, place of the orchard. It was a territory originally inhabited by the tarasco indigenous people, from whose language this house takes its alias, Irekua, Family house, and Anatani, to be under a tree. Irekua Anatani equals Family house under the trees. Inspired by the land, which lies covered by showy trees, from the very first visit to the property we thought that the house had to enjoy this splendor of living under trees.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design of this house responds to the orientation. The south east facade shows itself linear and dominated by a wood curtain that helps let the sun rays through in the morning in a diminished way, giving the necessary warmth to the hallway. In visual and formal contrast, the south west facade tops towards Valle de Bravo's lake, it is extended in an open covered arrangement that reinforces the intention of living in a holistic manner with its environment and users.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The clients were two families that were going to share the common areas of the house, so the design had to have the private areas really private but the common areas very accesible to both families.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The design of this project was completed in 2015, and the construction process was from 2015-2016.
Location: Avandaro, Mexico.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The materials used in this house, were concrete, wood and steel.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
TEAM MEMBERS (11) :
Lead Designer: Gerardo Broissin, Project Leader: Adrian Tellez, Design Team: Mauricio Cristobal, Alejandro Rocha, Thelma Blake, Monserrat Jimenez, Oscar Aguilar, Damariz Gonzalez, Alejandra Carranza, Alejandro Dávalos and Pablo Morales
Alexandre D' La Roche