Vega del Monte

LOCATION: Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico.

YEAR: 2018


TEAM: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, José Luis Jiménez, Frida Mouchlian, Sergio Delgado

Vega del Monte is a weekend project for two Mexico city – based families located in the nearby town of Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico. The site is in a forest with an important natural slope, important for the project development.

Due to the 360 degree view of this forestal area and given the low hight of the only neighbor, the main intention was to enjoy in the best possible way the outdoor sense of the project.

Given this intention, the social program of the house needed to be separate from the private, in order to have the most open area possible. The main volume was separated in two blocks, one containing all the bedrooms and services forming a basement, or a plinth buried in the natural terrain, forming an open terrace on top of it, where two blocks of services enclose the living space that at the same time can be opened on both sides with sliding glass doors, enhancing the indoor – outdoor sensation.

The open terrace is the most important non-constructed space, where most of the social gatherings and activities take place. The pool was separated from the main volume given the idea of scattering part of the program on the site, having to pass through the natural terrain to enjoy this other terrace.