romero de la mora integrates ‘casa romero’ into the landscape of hidalgo, in mexico. concrete, glass, wood, and stone complete a palette of materials that alternate within the house. taking advantage of the mexican bajío climate, the dwelling is formed with big openings, creating spaces that extend from end to end in a continuous flow.
all images courtesy of rafael gamo
romero de la mora aimed to cancel the interior-exterior borders of ‘casa romero’, creating a flowing spatial layout instead. the architects allowed for cross ventilation and used thermal materials without altering the physical space of the house’s construction. ‘casa romero’ uses the landscape as a link with the site and its context.
in an attempt to preserve material sensitivity and to describe an indigenous architecture, the studio chose local, simple and durable materials. its palette includes reinforced concrete, cement-sand block, black breaststroke from the region, pinewood, and blacksmithing. the mineral selection of the main dining room was conceived to achieve good aging and, at the same time, minimize the maintenance of the house.
name: casa romero
location: amanali, tepejí del río, hidalgo, mexico
edited by: christina petridou | designboom