Summer is the time when everyone dreams of having a weekend home and those lucky guys who have one, think how to improve their house. This Mexican weekend house is sure to inspire you and make dream even more if you still don’t have a retreat.
This house is designed by Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas; the team maintained the identity of the place, and, in doing so, they created a space for the family that would be a true oasis of rest and escape.
The design is simple but effective. It makes strong gestures, separating spaces in a clear and concise manner, while maintaining trends that carry throughout the structure. The designers created a series of voids which give the project its character, producing different perceptions of scale to the user: a high contrast of light and shadows and spaces of silence and rest. I love the inner courtyards, one with a small desert garden and the second with a plunge pool that allow making glazed walls and keep privacy at the same time.
There’s a familial warmth to the home, and not just from the sleeping grandfather or the baby. There is an air of coziness derived from the architecture, from the shape of the walls, and from the materiality of the furnishings. The combination of woods and stone tiles all follow a trend and fit into the theme of the building, cool contrasts between darker and lighter shades make the rooms more eye-catchy.