The Hill in Front of the Glen

HW Studio Morelia, Mexico

A mountain shelter in continuity with the beauty around, forming one more hill among many.
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The project is mimicked in the landscape, manifesting its presence only with concrete walls. Two to retain the soil, and the other two to form a path wide enough to pass through but narrow enough to do so in single file. The access to the house slopes downward slightly, conducive to reflection, interrupted only by a vigorous tree and culminating in a gentle vault that marks the entrance.

The public areas are placed left of the house and face a ravine, while on the other side the more private zones are organized around a courtyard from which one can gaze at the sky and the treetops. A reduced palette of materials – stone, wood, concrete, and steel – combines with strategies to conceal MEP services, electrical appliances, and light fittings, creating an ancestral atmosphere, the primitive mountain refuge.

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