Cca studio presents Casa Moulat, a single family residence that merges within an arid and protected landscape. Located in Mexico, the house adapts itself to the site’s condition and uses local materials. The architects emphasize the use of colored concrete, and created a unique earthy hue on the walls that references the region’s soil and matches the warm tones of the sunset. the project explores the duality of open and closed spaces, welcoming the outdoors in.
The residence unfolds on one level, sitting on a base of carved stone, whose slight differences in altitude respond to the soil’s gentle slope. The residence’s interiors are adapted to the site’s topography, revealing the foundation as a skirting board that varies in height. Above the foundation, two volumes made of earth-colored concrete rise up, hosting the private spaces.
Both volumes are connected by two large concrete beams that support the visible wooden structure of the double pitched roof. The main space beneath this element is completely open through the large windows, turning the living area into a covered terrace that creates a link between the inside and outside.
A lofted atrium is nestled within the roof’s gable, hiding the kitchen underneath it. This provides a strong contrast with the black furnish and the material palette. The main feature of the project is achieved with the collaboration with local suppliers and craftsmen, obtaining a unique color for the concrete walls, that place Cca’s Casa Moulat as an artistically vernacular project.