Small Holiday Home In Mexico Shares A Genuine Connection With Nature

The Aculco house is a project developed by PPAA Arquitectos Asociados in collaboration with Alfonso de la Concha Rojas for two brothers with a love for the outdoors and climbing in particular. The site was chosen for its marvelous views as well as the proximity to the cliffs and has been cared for and even reforested before this amazing holiday home was built in 2017.

The house was built using local materials and resources and this helps in easily blend into the surroundingsView in gallery
The house was built using local materials and resources and this helps in easily blend into the surroundings

The building is completely disconnected from the city, situated in the middle of nature and built using genuine materials preserved in their natural state, including elements such as solid quarry block walls, mud floors and wood furniture.

Everything about this house is meant to be simple, genuine and to have a connection to natureView in gallery
Everything about this house is meant to be simple, genuine and to have a connection to nature
Large windows and glass doors open up the interior spaces to the beautiful views and the surroundingsView in gallery
Large windows and glass doors open up the interior spaces to the beautiful views and the surroundings
The house is slightly asymmetrical but maintain a very clean cut look and a minimalist appearanceView in gallery
The house is slightly asymmetrical but maintain a very clean-cut look and a minimalist appearance

The architects were careful to cause minimal impact on the environment while building the house, planning the project so that they can preserve nature and yet have access to services and materials at the same time. The clients also wanted their new holiday home to require minimal maintenance and to be immersed into its surroundings.

The immediate surroundings welcome the house and allow it to become a harmonious part of the environmentView in gallery
The immediate surroundings welcome the house and allow it to become a harmonious part of the environment
A cozy fireplace area framed by large windows on two sides serves as one of the central areas inside the houseView in gallery
A cozy fireplace area framed by large windows on two sides serves as one of the central areas inside the house

The project was a success from every point of view. The overall simplicity of the design and architecture give the house a very genuine and pure vibe. Also, the views are an important part of the design, the house featuring large windows and sliding glass doors which maintain a constant connection between the indoor and the outdoor.

The views unfolding all around the house are dreamy and create a very relaxing ambianceView in gallery
The views unfolding all around the house are dreamy and create a very relaxing ambiance
All the main areas have direct access to the outdoors, the transition being almost seamless and very naturalView in gallery
All the main areas have direct access to the outdoors, the transition being almost seamless and very natural
A loft area serves as a cozy sleeping nook and helps to keep the footprint of the house smallView in gallery
A loft area serves as a cozy sleeping nook and helps to keep the footprint of the house small
The house is meant to be a practical holiday retreat, disconnected from the city and completely immersed in natureView in gallery
The house is meant to be a practical holiday retreat, disconnected from the city and completely immersed in nature
The interior floor plan is open and lacks conventional wall separators. Instead an open connection is preservedView in gallery
The interior floor plan is open and lacks conventional wall separators. Instead, an open connection is preserved