Sits at the foot of the sacred El Tepozteco Mountain, the Casa Meztitla is a fantastic holiday house, an sustainable living blending into its warm subtropical surroundings.
Architects: EDAA | Estrategias para el Desarrollo de Arquitectura
Location: Tepoztlán, Mexico
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani / KUU Studio
The house was built out of rough stone, the natural stone clad the concrete structure aligned with the vegetated-covered stone slopes, the upstairs studio is the only white volume.
Designed for a couple as retreat, the residence blurs boundaries between indoors and outdoors, with wide rotating glass doors opening up to welcome the surrounding nature inside.
The building consists of four zones: social spaces, service zone, four bedrooms and a studio space above with access across roof terraces.
Inspiration from architect:
Casa Meztitla is an intervention of a natural scenario. It showcases the luxurious value of leisure, the tropical weather, the intense sunlight, the smells of nature, the over 500 year-old landscaped terraces and the ever-present rock mountain: El Tepozteco. It is context in itself.