Casa Club Bosque Altozano, Morelia Building, Jorge Covarrubias, Mexican Architect, Photo

Bosque Altozano, Morelia Architecture

Casa Club Bosque Altozano, Mich, Mexico – design by Parque Humano, Architects

21 May 2010

Casa Club Bosque Altozano

Location: Morelia, México

Design: Parque Humano

SITE: The site is located in the Golf course of Bosque Altozano in Morelia, Mich, Mexico (19°42’10” N 101°11’32” O). It faces to the south and east the mountain valley of Montaña Monarca (rich in a variety of pine and oak trees). Temperature reaches a 28° C in summer and 6° C in winter.

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photos : Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto.

PROGRAM: Restaurant, kitchen,  open terrace, Living space, Golf store, Bath and Dressing rm.

PROJECT: The house occupies a natural ledge on a hillside looking towards the panoramic valley of Montaña Monarca, in Morelia, Mexico. The building has been conceived as a homogenous stone mass, hollowing out a huge opening that slopes from ceiling to floor, framing the hillside panorama. A sloped celosia grid meant to evoke renaissance perspective drawings was placed in the middle of the core in order to distort and emphasize the view.

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photos : Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto.

The amber light filtering through the artisanal stained glass placed on the celosia window blends with the colored space, generating a chromatic continuity that during the course of the day moves imperceptibly through an endless scale of oranges, red and yellows. Light also enters through two wooden skylights located in the middle of the room, helping to balance the colored light that comes from the window.

A few rich, tactile materials were used in combination with the light to create a strong ambiance. Apart from the timber on the roof, the house consists of a steel frame covered by local stone, all recovered from the infrastructure works.

The program inside the house consists of a dining space, an open terrace, and a lounge area, dressing room and kitchen.

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photos : Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto.

Casa Club Bosque Altozano – Building Information

Morelia, México
Client: Bosque Altozano
Design phase: 2006
Construction Phase: 2007-09
Total Area: 800 m2
Team Credits: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamin Gonzalez Henze with Said Arias, Omar Martinez
Casa Club Bosque Altozano – Collaborators:
Structure: Ing. Ricardo Camacho
Electrical: Islas Ingeniería
Interior Design: Parque Humano
Landscape Design: Parque Humano
Lighting Design: Parque Humano, Arten Luz, Javier Ten
General Contractor: Bosque Altozano
Awards: Mexico Architecture Biennale 2010

Photographs: Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

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