Located in Amanali, Tepejí del Río, Hidalgo, Casa Romero uses the landscape as a link to the site and its context.
One of the objectives of the project was to annul the interior-exterior borders, having cross ventilation and the use of thermal materials.
Living inwards, without altering more than the physical space of the building, the house is inserted in nature, lighting being one of the main factors and taking advantage of the climate of the Mexican Bajío, the spaces open from end to end in a flow space continuum. .
Being fundamental the sensitivity of the materials to have an autochthonous architecture, the materials are local, simple and durable. The required materials are locally extracted Reinforced concrete, cement-sand block, stone from the region, black braza from the region, pine wood and blacksmithing. An example is the cast of the main dining room on the site. The foundation was made with the masonry that we were finding in the excavation, to be able to keep the house warm all year round, understanding the place and its orientations.
The mineral selection of materials was conceived to achieve good aging and at the same time minimize the maintenance of the house, achieving a palette of materials that change in the places of the house, concrete, glass, wood and stone.
The particular challenge of this house was to better understand the environment than the architecture itself, the distinctive components of the area where the Mexican Bajío begins, which has some charms and characteristics that are worth trying to understand and apply. Being able to make a literal shelter for the weather and being able to give it an honest and fun essence at the same time, giving the warmth that we need as users in a second home. The result is to live it, although it can be photogenic, this refuge is lived."
LocationTepeji Del Rio, Mexico
Studio NameRomero De La Mora Architecture & Development