Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

Casa L

Valle of Bravo, in the estate of México, is famous for its lake and the wonderful landscapes that surround it. Its privileged location and the good climate all year long had turned it into a favorite destination for a holiday home. House L is a great example of the new proyects that haven been developed in the area.
The project was developed in a 1,117 meters lot situated at the foot of a crag making the axis the integration to the vicinity and making the most of the views to the lake. The house has 3 nivels that take advantage of the rough topography of the lot and responding to the functional and versatile program requested by the client.
The orientation of the lot and its location inside of a small peninsula of the dam of Valle de Bravo, make the house to be inside of a mild microclimate. To make the most of the conditions large windows were done and combined with concrete and stone walls. The result is a space that maintains a cool temperature during the day and warm at night.
The public areas and circulations are monochromatic transitions where the texture of materials such raw casted cement, granite and recovered wood emphasize the passage of light through the concrete walls incorporating the contrast between light and shades to the interior.