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Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Mexico Architecture News - Jul 02, 2020 - 15:12   3509 views

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos has built bold and angular cabins with an extensive program of living in the heart of a forest in Mexico

Named San Simón Cabins, the 900-square-metre complex is located within a forest about 20 minutes from the lake in Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico.

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

The cabins includes a variety of program which can offer a long-stay for its users. The complex consists of five volumes that are distributed in an area of 5,000-square-metre of land with the aim of accommodating the extensive architectural program with the least impact to the existing vegetation of the place.

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

The studio aimed to avoid building a large joint footprint that required the felling of several trees. As the team highlights, the different cabins were required to move between the gaps that naturally exist between the trees and they wanted to integrate the trees into the architecture at all times.

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

The complex contains a cabin for social use, alongside four guest cabins and the main cabin that houses the client's home make up the project, all with orientations that allow you to take full advantage of natural light and also to get incredible views towards the forest. 

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Each cabin has its own terrace and its bathrooms with an interior patio with vegetation. Volumetrically they are differentiated from the rooms with a lower height and framed by treated wood lattices that filter the light and give privacy.

For material choice, the architects wanted to use volcanic stone that covers the walls, in contrast to the stave and local pine beams that form the structure and finish of the lids. 

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

"The interior proposal of this weekend refuge was brought together with the architecture, with the aim of creating a warm atmosphere, with clear lines and modern details," said the studio.

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

"The furniture and all the decorative elements were chosen and designed by the office taking into account the wooded environment, giving a very natural appearance through the white oak wood chosen to combine it with the other finishes." 

"The color palette in general is very sober and forceful: grays both on facades and interiors, as well as bathroom fixtures and black luminaires," added the firm.

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Site plan

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Cabin plans

Weber Arquitectos' bold cabins include extensive program of living in the heart of forest in Mexico

Cabin plans and sections

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