Santa María del Lago

Category: House design and construction

 

Project Year: 2017 - 2018

 

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

Collaboration: Barquet Arquitectos

 

Description: I did this project for a Mexican family next to a water dam in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende. The intention was to make a country house for the family but with the purpose to become their actual home in the long term with enough space for their four children and eventually grandchildren. 

 

A water canal separates the main building with a second house for the grandparents of the family. To blend with the arid surroundings, I chose to use warm colors and apparent materials like red brick and white concrete. The main spaces of the house surround a central patio that functions as the heart of the project.